I made a Lemonade Pie today, because I was hot, because I’m talented in the kitchen, and because the pie has, er, only 4 ingredients in it.
Simple. Like me.
Check this out:
1 small can of lemonade concentrate, thawed.
1 small (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed.
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk.
1 Ready Made Graham Cracker Pie Crust.
Mix the first three ingredients. Pour that mixture into the crust. Freeze. Eat. Repeat.
Here is where I screwed it up.
“What?” You say, incredulously. “How can you screw that up? It’s ridiculously simple.”
Well, like anything else, I just don’t know when to stop. So after I put it together, I decided to get all artsy-fartsy-food-network-Paula-Deen-crazy and decorate it with slices of lemons I’d dipped in sugar.
Do you know what that did? It made runny lemonade on the top.
Genius. Pure genius.
So don’t be me. Follow the instructions and leave it in its unadorned glory.
It’s so simple even a simpleton couldn’t screw it up.
You need to bring lemon water to a boil, make it into a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar) then add the lemon slices to that and simmer it until the rind/pith turn translucent. Voila, candied lemon slices.