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Pink Lemonade Pie

Pink Lemonade Pie

It’s the weekend! And that means that sometimes things just need to be easy. Uncomplicated. Simple. With a side of pie.

I usually give you guys a page full of dialogue, but sometimes I think just sharing dessert is enough.

Pink Lemonade Pie

So this dessert, that starts out with a cookie mix in a box (shhhhhhhh! Just trust.), gets partially baked, and then has a whole batch of lemon bars dumped on top, is exactly the kind of thing I wanted to share. It’s pretty. It’s sweet. It tastes like lemonade and pink and summer and best of all it’s served cold.

Because I am sooooo over this smothering, sweltering, sweat-on-the-backs-of-my-knees heat.

Pink Lemonade Pie

Make this pie.

Pink Lemonade Pie

Some things you should know going in: You are only partially baking the cookie crust before pouring the lemon bar liquid over the top. So when you take the partially baked cookie crust out of the oven, it will be a little golden and puffed up– like a giant cookie. You’re going to pour the lemon bar mixture over the hot cookie crust and it WILL break and swirl and it will all mix together and you will think I am crazy and you are just creating one big hot mess. But when you put it back in the oven, the lemon mixture sort of sets while mixing with the unbaked cookie portion creating this perfectly lemonadey delicious little pie that will come together while it bakes I promise.

Make sure to let it cool completely and then refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

Pink Lemonade Pie
 
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Pink Lemonade Cookie Mix is pressed into a tart pan and partially baked. A simple recipe for lemon bars is mixed up and poured over the cookie base and then the whole tart is baked some more until you have a perfectly sweet tart summer pie.
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Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1 box Pink Lemonade Cookie Mix**see note**
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Filling:
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup lemon juice (I squeezed fresh lemons)
  • Powdered sugar to garnish
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Butter a tart or pie pan (9" standard).
  2. In a large bowl mix the cookie mix according to package instructions by adding the softened butter and egg until all the mixture is moist and a thick dough has formed.
  3. Press the mixture into the prepared pan (This doesn't have to be precise, especially with the fluted edges of a tart pan because the dough will slide down the sides some in the baking heat. Just make sure it goes up the sides of the pan and fills the gaps. It will be very thick in the pan-- just press it in evenly).
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The dough will puff up in the oven and start to take on a golden color at the top.
  5. While the base bakes, mix up the lemon bars that will be poured over the top.
  6. Whisk together the sugar. flour. and baking powder. Add the eggs and lemon juice and whisk until the mixture is foamy, frothy, and combined.
  7. Pour the liquid over the warm cookie base. It will crack and break and the lemon will run inside the partially baked cookie. Let it.
  8. Bake for another 20-25 minutes. The edges will be set and the center will still jiggle slightly.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar.
  10. Let it cool completely and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Notes
If you can't find the Pink Lemonade Cookie Mix then try something different! Funfetti Cookie Mix would be fine. So would Sugar Cookie or even Oatmeal Cookie Mix (though the oatmeal cookie mix would not swirl with the lemon bar part as shown here).

Lemon bars are based on Bakerella’s Lemon Bar recipe— it’s my favorite super simple go-to and I almost always have those ingredients on hand.
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Meenakshi

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

The title itself blew me away! I miss lemonade, especially pink lemonade, so much. Those tiny Indian limes just don't match up! I love the colour of the pie. So pretty, without even trying too hard :)

Heather

Wednesday 24th of July 2013

Oh my gosh!!! I don't know what I'd do without lemons!! I guess I'm spoiled. I use them like crazy. The pink pie was super fun, but more importantly, we have to get you some lemonade girl!!!

tanya

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

I love simple and uncomplicated! How cool that this starts with a cookie mix! Looks wonderful! Can't get enough lemonade!

Heather

Wednesday 24th of July 2013

Hey Tanya! I am allll over the lemonade right now. And actually I think I'm gonna play around with your lemon cupcake recipe this weekend!!

HelloMyNameIs

Sunday 21st of July 2013

From glass to pie lol Lemonade two ways this week mmmmmmm!!!!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Sunday 21st of July 2013

I made pink lemonade bars this time last year with a can of lemonade concentrate and cool whip. With a Ritz cracker crust. They were easy and no bake but you have me inspired to do something more from scratch! I love that you use the pink lemonade cookie mix as your crust. I bet that is so good in these!

Heather

Sunday 21st of July 2013

I will be looking up those lemonade bars!! I had that box of cookie mix staring at me from the pantry for at least a month. I couldn't figure out what to do with it!! I was really pleased with how these turned out though-- you really can't go wrong with a lemon bar!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Saturday 20th of July 2013

Give me this entire pie right noooow. Pink lemonade cookie pie that's ooey gooey and tart and sweet? Yurrrrsssss plurrrrse.

Heather

Sunday 21st of July 2013

I will not even tell you how much of this I ate allbymyself.