The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Pineapple chiffon pie

*A special note to Chris: This recipe calls for softened gelatin*

What you’ll need:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 c sugar, divided
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 c pineapple, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 c cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (4 oz) pkg gelatin softened in 1/4 c water (stir gelatin and water together and allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes)
  • 1 (9″) pie crust, baked and cooled

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the egg yolks, 1/2 c sugar, lemon juice, cream, salt, pineapple chunks and vanilla until it is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in softened gelatin. Allow to cool. Beat the egg whites until fluffy and then gradually beat in the remaining 1/2 c sugar until stiff peaks form.* Fold into cooled custard. Pour into cooled pie crust and chill for at least one hour. Serve each slice topped with whipped cream. Makes 1 pie.

*If you allow the egg whites to come to room temperature, they will beat up much fluffier.

Cost:
eggs (18 count) -$1.47
sugar – $2.42
lemons – $1.99/4
pineapple – $1.09
cream – $1.12
vanilla (2 oz) – $1.96
gelatin – $0.99
frozen pie shells (2) – $1.88
Total – $4.58

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February 12, 2010 Posted by | -fruit dishes, -pies, DELICIOUS DESSERTS, TIPS | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m back!

As some of you may have guessed, I’ve been without internet service since January 23rd but those days are over now and I’m so happy to tell you that I’m back! I’ve missed y’all! Hopefully I’ll get to stay here this time 🙂

I have a couple things to show off….I’m really excited about both of them.

Here’s the first thing:

Can you tell what it is?? Yep! It’s a Foodista apron! I was so excited when I received it! I got it for entering so many of my recipes into their contest that I’ve been telling you about. How’s that for cool?! And another good reason for you to get your recipes submitted…time’s almost up! Hurry!

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You know that each month or so I do a review for Cooking Light magazine right? Well, Time Inc. (who publishes C.L.) sent me their new cookbook all*you EAT WELL, SAVE BIG Cookbook! Here’s a picture of it:

This cookbook is AMAZING! They include price per servings and there are tons of recipes that cost less than $1.00 per serving! There are also tips on many of the recipes that are awesome and very helpful. You can buy this cookbook at Walmart for $12.00 (the list price is $14.97 so you’ll save a little money by getting it from MY FAVORITE STORE) or you can get it online by clicking here.

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My dear chefs, I’m so happy to be back. I’ll see you tomorrow with a recipe and, as always, HAPPY COOKING!

February 12, 2010 Posted by | -Cooking Light magazine review, -vote for Foodista contest, OTHER STUFF | , , , , | 3 Comments