Today is my bloggy friend Abbie’s 30th birthday! She has a lot to celebrate this month what with it being her birthday, the first birthday of her adorable son, her blogiversary… Wow! To kick off all the celebrations she has this month, she has instituted a Spring celebration on her blog, the Farmer’s Daughter
. Today’s post is my contribution to the festivities.
Birthdays in my house growing up were an opportunity to try new recipes and the birthday person could request anything they wanted. My dad, he always pumpkin pie for his birthday. My youngest brother liked German Chocolate cake, without the icing. My mom, being the mom, always made her own cake until I was old enough to take over the request and do it for her… when you’re the mom, you have to take of things for yourself! My other brother and I liked to change things up and try out different styles of desserts. One year, I had brownies. Another year, I just asked for fruit. This year, I already know that I want this pie. I’m a fan of rhubarb pie, but this little twist on the dessert is perfect for my birthday since it’s in the summer and this pie is phenomenal when served straight from the freezer! Since it just takes a few minutes to prepare, it’s also the perfect solution to moms like Abbie and I who have busy little ones keeping up company in the kitchen all day!
Pink Lady Pie
– 2 cups rhubarb, diced
– 1 cup sugar
– 3 oz. strawberry gelatin
– 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
– 2 cups whipped cream
– graham cracker crust
Cook the sugar and rhubarb over low heat until the fruit is fully cooked down. Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until it has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool. Add in the lemon juice and fold in the whipped cream. Heap the crust with the filling. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving and then garnish with whipped cream.
**Alternate version: Add in an additional cup of either strawberries or raspberries when you are cooking the rhubarb. Then, once you’ve chilled the pie and garnished with the whipped cream, sprinkle the berries over the top as an additional garnish.