June 21, 2013

Lemon Raspberry Mousse Pie in a Jar

What’s your favorite part of summer? Is it spending all day at the pool?  Barbecuing with your friends?  Eating grilled food and no bake desserts? We have A LOT of summer birthdays, especially in July.  They’re fun, and I love seeing my family.  But the food is my favorite part.  We do almost all our get togethers {holidays, birthdays, etc.} potluck style.  I’m usually the one bringing a side dish, appetizer, or dessert.  I get told what everyone else is bringing and then figure it out from there.  9 times out of 10 though, I’m making desserts.

 

Can I just tell you how much it sucks to have the oven on, for even 35 minutes, in the middle of the Arizona summer?  120 degrees outside + 350 degrees radiating inside = sweaty Julie.  Ewwww.  So I figured out the perfect solution – No Bake Desserts!!  Easy to whip up, and I can totally make them ahead of time…which is like my favorite thing ever.  I hate cooking and decorating baked goods up to the last minute.  A girl needs to primp.

 

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I totally lucked out and Lucky Leaf was nice enough to send my a sampling of their premium pie filling, along with some other essentials to help me make the perfect no bake summer dessert.  In my goodie box I found 4 mason jars with a carrier {a girl needs easy transportation to her picnic}, Peach, Red Raspberry, and Lemon premium pie fillings, and 3 recipes cards.  I was eyeballing the No Bake Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake all day, but I decided to keep indulging the raspberry kick I’ve been on instead.

 

I wanted to keep my dessert light, but it had to have major flavor too.  This dessert is ready to go in less than 10 minutes.  And if you’re serving a crowd, you can easily make these pies in a jar into full size pies.  Just bake your graham cracker crumbs into a crust (or buy a pre-made crust from the store), add layer just like the jars below – no repeating layers.  Gorgeous-ness!!  This recipe is great in the summer, but also wonderful any time of year that you want a sweet, tart, creamy bite of happiness in your mouth.

 

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No Bake Lemon Raspberry Mousse Pie in a Jar
 
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Serves: 2 Jars
Ingredients
  • 1 tub Vanilla Cool Whip Topping, thawed
  • ¾ cup Lucky Leaf Red Raspberry Pie Filling
  • ½ cup Lucky Leaf Lemon Pie Filling
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs {6 sheets}
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Fresh raspberries, if desired
  • 2 canning jars
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine graham cracker crumbs and butter until completely integrated; set aside.
  2. Add thawed Cool Whip and red raspberry pie filling to a medium bowl. Mix and fold together until well combined; set aside.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of each jar. Top with ½ cup raspberry mousse. Top with 2 tablespoons lemon pie filling. Repeat.
  4. Add one more layer of graham crackers crumbs and a dollop of mousse to the jar. Add some raspberries for garnish.
  5. Grab a spoon and enjoy!
Notes
You can substitute ¾ tub regular Cool Whip and 1 cup vanilla pudding if you can't find vanilla Cool Whip. You can also substitute homemade vanilla mousse for the Cool Whip.


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Oh, and since you’re all totally cool…Lucky Leaf is giving one lucky reader a Lucky Leaf prize pack!  You could be the proud new owner of a nifty mason jar, 1 can of Lucky Leaf premium pie filling, and a recipe card to make your very own perfectly easy summer dessert.

Lucky Leaf summer reader giveaway**This giveaway is hosted by White Lights on Wednesday.  Product provided by Lucky Leaf, who is responsible for prize distribution. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway open to US residents only.  Giveaway runs June 20, 2013 12:00AM to June 26, 2013 12:00AM.  Winner has 48 hours to reply to prize notification email or a new winner will be chosen.
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This post is sponsored by Lucky Leaf.  I was provided product for review and recipe development. 

All opinions are 100% my own.

Comments

  1. Anne says

    My favorite dessert is probably cheesecake, which I very rarely make. I guess that’s why it’s so special for me.

  2. says

    Yum! This looks delicious!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  3. says

    Wow, those look amazing, Julie! I never would have thought to use pie filling this way!
    I’m sorry I didn’t see this in time to include them in my round up, but I’m pining to my raspberry board.
    Hope you’re having a great day!
    Ang
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