For a change of pace from rich holiday desserts, try this light and cool pie. When I'm short on time, I used a prepared graham cracker crust with equally good results. —Jane Dyrhaug, Andover, Minnesota
Mini pies are all the rage, and this cool and luscious banana cream pie is no exception. Whether it's just the two of you or a party of five, savor this classic dessert without the fear of wasteful leftovers. —Carol Maertz, Spruce Grove, Alberta
Julie Yuswak found the inspiration for this praiseworthy pie in her abundant raspberry patch in Savanna, Illinois. "Fresh-picked berries are luscious, but frozen unsweetened ones will do." she advises. "You can substitute strawberries and strawberry gelatin if you prefer." She combines plain and chocolate graham crackers to form the delicious crust.
Biting into this melt-in-your-mouth treat is like having coffee and dessert together. To avoid the holiday baking crunch, you can make it ahead of time and store it in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
I came up with this quick pie when I needed a dessert for a get-together. My husband picked this pie over apple pie, which he generally prefers. He raves about the tangy fresh berries and smooth, white chocolate filling.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin