April 2006 Recipe of the Month--Lily Pad Pie


This recipe (and thus Frog Month) was submitted by Alice Glynn who is an Consultant for the Visually Impaired. Thank you Alice for a delicious and FUN recipe!

Lily Pad Pie

Ingredients Needed:
1 8 ounce tub of whipped topping
1 small can of crushed pineapple
1 small box of instant pistachio pudding ( or you can use vanilla and add a few drops of green food coloring)
Bold2 cups of milk
Tart shells, small graham cracker pie shells or fluted cupcake liners with a crushed vanilla wafer in the bottom

1.  Wash and dry hands.
2.  Combine milk and pudding in a large refrigerator jar with a screw on lid.  Shake jar until ingredients are well mixed.
3.  Scrape pudding out into large bowl and mix in the whipped topping and the pineapple.
4.  Spoon filling into pie shells.
These can be decorated with colored sugar, a gummy frog (available at most grocery stores that have bulk candy bins) or make a frog out of a green candy wafer, 2 small candy coated chocolate dots and a small piece of licorice, or use a round green lollipop stuck in the pie to look like a frog.


Alice states that these can be eaten right away, but she usually lets hers sit in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes while the students cut out lily pads to put their treats on.
Remember you can incorporate a lot of math with cooking, count how many ingredients, how many times stirred or shaken, etc.