"Being diabetic and having a craving for a butterscotch pie, I went into the kitchen and came up with this version that suits my diet and taste buds perfectly," explains Edward Post of Etiwanda, California. "Even my wife enjoyed it, and she usually doesn't go for my culinary creations."
"This chilled treat takes me back to my childhood because it tastes like a Fudgesicle," shares Maria Regakis. THe Somerville, Massachusetts reader turns sandwich cookies, chocolate pudding and vanilla ice cream into a dessert guaranteed to satisfy the kid in everyone.
Like the spices in traditional pumpkin pie? Then try this tasty twist from Tammy Covey of Huntington, Arkansas. "Most people make this cool fluffy version for the holidays, but I think it's wonderful anytime of year," she says.
Everyone is nuts about this rich refreshing pie. It comes in handy as a quick and easy no-bake dessert for church dinners, card parties, showers and drop-in company. Judges at a northwest Kansas fair declared it a grand-prize winner.
I knew just what to serve for dessert at the theme party I gave for my sister's birthday. When she was growing up during the 1950s, she preferred this creamy sweet-tart treat that our mom made over any kind of cake.
-Judy Nix, Toccoa, Georgia
PECAN PIE was always requested by the family for special occasions. When we became empty nesters, it was hard to give up some of our family favorites when we found that leftovers were too much for the two of us.
Smaller recipes were hard to come by, so I was delightful to find this one. Now we can have pecan pie - fresh - just for the two of us.
-Noreen Johnson, Leesburg, Florida
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
For a swift sweet treat, Carol Heppner spreads a homemade graham cracker crust with canned pie filling, then tops it with a fun marshmallow and whipped cream layer. "Try it with blueberry pie filling instead," recommends the Caronport, Saskatchewan cook.
I belong to several volunteer service groups, and this dessert has been a real time-saver when there's a large crowd to be fed. It serves more than an ordinary pie with about the same amount of effort.
-Bertha Jeffries, Great Falls, Montana
From field editor Denise Goedeken of Platte Center, Nebraska comes this yummy pie that's a sure winner when fresh peaches are in season. "The sour cream filling and cinnamon crumb topping complement the fruit flavor," she maintains.