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Pie FINAL 3Every Christmas my grandmother aka “Nana” used to make a dessert. I haven’t the faintest idea what it was called or how it was made. When making Miablo’s birthday cake this year I noticed that the icing was very similar to part of the dessert my grandmother made.

Last week for my MONOPOLY Unleashed House Party I decided I was going to try to reinvent my grandmother’s dessert strictly from what I recall tasting as a young child. It turns out that taste make a lasting memory. I believe I’ve come very close to recreating her dish but I still don’t have a name.

Recipe:
2 pie crusts
1 bucket of Coolwhip
1 pack of Philadelphia cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 dash of vanilla
1 cup of Kroger Deli’s cranberry relish

Mix Coolwhip, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla. Fill pie crusts. Top with cranberry relish.

Does anyone know if this dessert has a name? I’m not certain that my grandmother used pie crusts or even if it had a crust. To be honest I can only recall the cranberry relish and Coolwhip filling. It must be a seasonal dish because she only made it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s also possible that I’ve missed an ingredient or two but the taste mirrors that of my memory. I may vaguely recall her throwing marshmallows in it from time to time but I could be mistaken on that as it’s but a faint memory.

If you know what this dessert is called leave me a comment. I may have to look around the office for a prize for the person who accurately links me to the recipe I’ve described. Thanks for your help!

13 Comments

  1. Amria

    I have no idea what it could be called, but it sounds so good!

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    1. IAMM3Z

      Thanks, I’d call her and ask her but with her Alzheimer’s she likely to have no idea what I’m talking about.

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      1. Amria

        🙁 sorry to hear that

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        1. IAMM3Z

          No worries, I’m fortunate that she is still with us! <3

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  2. lifefullofjules

    Although I do not know the actual name, I do like guessing games. Coolwhip and Cran. 6 ingredient pie. Cranberry Goodness. Mix and Fill. Nana’s Pie.

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    1. IAMM3Z

      Those are all wonderful ideas, thank you!

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  3. agatapokutycka

    You know what… why you don’t call it a Nana Pie… i think it will suit it well

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    1. IAMM3Z

      I may just do that!

      Reply
  4. producthoochie

    Okay- I googled and found a few recipes. Here is one: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/festive-cranberry-dip-89393.aspx
    Maybe you can call it Nana’s Cranberry Crash?

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    1. IAMM3Z

      It’s possible it was a dip but I cant recall what she served it with.

      Reply
  5. wepoetsshowit

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  6. Hunt FOR Truth

    Grannie Crannies-Cheese Pie

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    1. IAMM3Z

      Hey, that’s pretty clever! TY!

      Reply

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