Kiss Me Thrice, I’m Irish!

Céad míle fáilte! (A hundred thousand welcomes!)

Lá Fhéile Pádraig! (Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!)

For our Saint Patrick’s Day meal yesterday, we had corned beef and cabbage and Irish Soda Bread.

But I also wanted a festive, green dessert to help round things out. However, I had a lot of requirements (I prefer the word requirements to restrictions 😉 ) for our dessert, which made it more difficult than the typical green Irish-dessert themes one finds when you Google recipes:

  • Hubby doesn’t drink alcohol, so no desserts with alcohol.
  • Neither of us drinks coffee, so no Irish coffee. (Plus, see above — so that’s two counts against poor Irish coffee. Makes me feel badly for it.)
  • The dessert must be no-sugar-added/sugar-free (void of a high level of concentrated sugars, be they from fruit juices, white sugar, brown sugar, molasses, honey, etc.).
  • If possible, I wanted the dessert to be green without my having to add green food coloring to it (I didn’t want to add green food coloring to sugar-free vanilla pudding, for example).
  • I wanted something a bit more festive than sugar-free lime Jello gelatin with fruit and nuts in it. 😉 (No offense to Jello gelatin, and yes, I know that green gelatin has green food coloring in it — but it’s not added by me, it doesn’t count for my green Irish dessert purposes 😉 )

As Kermit said so well, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” (Come on, take 116 seconds and sing along with Kermit — you know you want to!!)

But then, I remembered a refrigerator pie I’ve made based on a recipe I found at the Kraft Foods website for Triple-Layer Lemon Pie. And I figured I could make a pretty tasty green dessert with it!

Yes, yes, yes, I know — it uses convenience products: sugar-free instant pudding mix and Cool Whip Lite.

I’m not “above” using convenience products because they are just that: convenient. I do respect those who have concerns about the chemicals and preservatives in such products. If convenience products of any sort just aren’t your thing, that’s just fine. 🙂

So anyway, here’s my Triple-Layer Green Pie 😉

Triple-Layer Pistachio Pie (Makes 1 pie, 8 servings)

  1. Pour 2 cups milk into a medium-sized bowl. Whisk in pudding mixes and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Mixture will be THICK.
  2. Spread about half to just over half of the mixture into the bottom of the graham crust.
  3. Fold in about half (or a bit less than half) of the Cool Whip Lite into the remaining pudding mixture. Spread into pie plate on top of first layer.
  4. Spread other half (or a bit less) of Cool Whip Lite on top of pie. I like to put little decorative swirls in it with my spatula. 😉 I also like to lightly sprinkle the top of the pie with a light dusting of graham cracker crumbs to “dress up” the top of the pie a bit more.
  5. Refrigerate until set, about 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Keep stored in refrigerated.


About MissieLee

I love tasty food prepared in a healthy way with a budget in mind.
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5 Responses to Kiss Me Thrice, I’m Irish!

  1. Vikram says:

    Wow, sounds yum!

  2. Mike says:

    I had more of it today, too — nice, light, very tasty

  3. LinnieGayl says:

    That sounds easy and tasty. Good solution.

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