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Root Beer Float Pie Recipe
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Root Beer Float Pie Recipe

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This is the kind of recipe your kids will look back on and always remember. And the only appliance you need is the refrigerator. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 3/4 cup cold diet root beer
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • Maraschino cherries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 185 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Set aside and refrigerate 1/2 cup whipped topping for garnish. In a large bowl, whisk the root beer, milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Fold in half of the remaining whipped topping. Spread into graham cracker crust.
  2. Spread remaining whipped topping over pie. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Dollop reserved whipped topping over each serving; top with a maraschino cherry if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Root Beer Float Pie in Healthy Cooking June/July 2012, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 185 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"My dad loves root beer so I made this pie for him for Father's Day. It was a huge hit! The root beer flavor is strong, but subtle enough that the pie was enjoyed by even those that don't love root beer."

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"A friends two teenaged boys couldn't get enough. The only problem is that it doesn't set up well and remains too soft even though I cut back on the liquid quite a bit. Will have to figure out a way to solve the problem. Maybe Knox gelatin?"

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"Delicious recipe! I decided to let mine set in the freezer as it was a very hot day. Worked perfectly! I think this will get rid of the problems with it being too soft and runny. I felt the balance of root beer and vanilla flavours was excellent. Will make again!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2015

"This recipe is good but it needs a few tweaks. I did use regular rootbeer instead of diet but I don't believe it would have affected the lack of a strong rootbeer flavor. That is my only disappointment, it doesn't have a strong enough rootbeer flavor. Next time I might try leaving out the milk and using only rootbeer or adding a touch of rootbeer flavoring."

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Reviewed May. 29, 2015

"Very good. For those who said it didn't set, when you use instant pudding you must whisk it until it starts to thicken; I do mine on low speed of my mixer and usually 2 minutes is long enough; you just have to observe that is is thickening. I refrigerate overnight or at least four hours."

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