Day 25 of my 30 day blog series journaling my experiment with a Capsule Kitchen. The plan? Use 33 ingredients to create all our meals for three months. If you just joined me you can either start at Day 1 or view all Capsule Kitchen posts.
I only serve dessert on special occasions. This past Sunday, Father’s Day, was such an occasion. I asked Mike what dessert he would like & he said “pudding pie!”
Mom’s Pudding Pie
My mother-in-law makes a variation of this pie every week. She’s been able to substitute sugar- free/fat-free ingredients to fit my father-in-law’s dietary needs. I chose to make the recipe full-strength.
- 2 pkgs instant pudding (3 oz)
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1 8 oz whipped topping
- Graham cracker crust
- Fresh fruit (optional)
- Combine pudding and milk. Fold in 1/2 whipped topping.
- Line bottom of crust with fruit (optional)
- Pour pudding mix into crust.
- Top with remaining 1/2 whipped topping.
I cheat and fold in all the whipped topping with the pudding. It’s simpler.
I made two pies for our Father’s Day guests:
- White chocolate pudding with fresh red raspberries.
- Banana cream with sliced bananas.
Both pies got six thumbs up from the dads!
Yes, I Know
The ingredients in this recipe are non-list items. Well, it was a special occasion. And if The Father of my Children wants a pudding pie on Father’s Day, I will buy those non-list ingredients and make him a pudding pie.
In my defense, I did substitute almond milk—a Capsule Kitchen list item—for cow’s milk.
I’d like to find a dessert recipe that uses my Capsule Kitchen ingredients. I’ve found a few on Pinterest that I think will work.
Carrot Cake Muffins
This recipe uses oats but no flour. It calls for maple syrup for the sweetener. I don’t have maple syrup right now. I’m thinking about subbing in honey for that.
I know we will like this recipe. I may wait until fall and make this with freshly picked apples.
Skinny Banana Cookies
When my bananas are riper I’ll have my resident baker, Miranda, give these a try. We’ll substitute golden raisins or Cranraisins for the chocolate chips.
No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares
I’m thinking these bars may taste like my granola - only with less ingredients. I’ll let Miranda decide if she wants to give them a try.
Banana Ice Cream
I have some very ripe banana chunks in the freezer that would be perfect for this dessert.
I’m unfamiliar with rice pudding. But, I’d like to give this one a try in the near future.
What About Your Home?
Do you serve dessert with meals? What is your favorite dessert?