I’m like a dog with a bone with some things I create in the kitchen. What I mean is that I make something, use an ingredient or plural of that and then I see various applications of how it can be used. This recipe is an example of that. Initially, I started off with putting some beautiful berries, including pitted cherries, in a bowl, adding some brandy and letting them bathe for several days in the goodness. Brandied fruit frozen pie…it doesn’t get any better!
I could have stopped there. But, no, like a dog with a bone, I looked at other ways I could use it…fruit drinks, fruit muffins, fruit slushies, fruit tartlets, and now, yes, fruit frozen pie! For good measure, buy a can of real whipped cream and fizz to your heart’s delight!
Makes: One 9-10″ pie
Preheat oven to 350 (to bake crust only)
What you need:
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 ½ cups finely ground honey graham crackers
2 tbl sugar
6 tbl melted butter
8 cups mixed fruit (your choice) tossed & covered with ½ cup brandy and marinated 24+ hours
1 cup whipped cream cheese
½ cup sour cream
½ cup whipped topping
2 tbl sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cups pureed berries (I used blueberries and blackberries)
2 tbl honey or agave
(Note: Yep, you can make it yourself, but I’m taking a short cut–plus, the designs I can make with this are a lot of fun!)
1 can of Readi-Whip Real Whipped Cream
What you do:
Put oats and graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until fine. Put in mixing bowl, add melted butter, and pat into the bottom of a 9” pie plate. Bake in preheated 350 oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool thoroughly.
Put fruit in a food processor and pulse until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a a large mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients. Blend and combine. Put in refrigerator and let chill about 30 minutes or until you are ready to place in pie plate w/crust.
Pour into pie plate with crust. Then spread the ‘topping’ on top. Place in freezer 5-6 hours.
Combine pureed berries and honey. Spread on top. Place in freezer for 5-6 hours.
Remove from freezer about an hour before serving to thaw and be able to slice. Top each piece with some of the whipped cream.
©Alice D’Antoni Phillips Ally’s Kitchen