Ahhh, summer. The beach, the sundresses, the pool, the freedom from school, the flip-flops, the ice cream, the grilled steaks/burgers, the fruit.
I love summer fruits. I love them by themselves, but I really love them in pies, cobblers, and other desserts. Fruit desserts are way better than chocolate. Don't get me wrong, I love chocolate, but fruit is lighter and fresher and tastier.
This pie contains three fruits-lemon, blueberries, and the ultimate summer berry, the raspberry. It is sweet, though not too sweet. If summer had a flavor, this would be it.
Mixed Berry Delight
(adapted from Granny)
For the pie:
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 graham cracker crust
For the topping:
2 c raspberries
2 c blueberries
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp lemon juice
Beat cream cheese until fluffy, beat in sweetened condensed milk. Add lemon juice and vanilla, mix well. Pour into crust and chill 3 hrs or till firm.
For the topping, mix and cook over medium heat till thick. Cool before pouring over pie.
Serve this pie at your next picnic, pool party, or whatever. Once your guests taste it, they will make you the official dessert person, so hopefully you can handle the responsibility. Or maybe once you taste it you won't want to share. I sure wouldn't. :)