Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Avocado Pie

I'm collecting information on pies for a Pie Party show next week. This is from the 8th edition of the Joys of Jello, likely in the early 1970's. The caption with this photo is: Pineapple tops this unusually tasty avocado creation. Unusual is right!

1 package 3 oz. Jell-O Lime or Lemon Gelatin
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup boiling water
1 can (8 3/4 oz) crushed pineapple
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 medium avocado, peeled and halved
1 package 3 oz. cream cheese
1 cup whipped cream
9-inch Crumb Crust (another recipe - but really,  how many of you are going to try this one?)
Dissolve Jell-O Gelatin and salt in boiling water. Drain pineapple, combining the syrup with lime juice; add cold water to make 3/4 cup.  Add to gelatin.  Chill until very thick.
Meanwhile, dice half of the avocado.  Mash the remaining half until smooth.  Blend cheese into mashed avocado until creamy.  Then fold cheese mixture, diced avocado, pineapple, and whipped cream.  Spoon into crust.  Chill until firm.  Garnish with drained pineapple slices or lime slices, if desired.

Now is that supposed to be dessert? Oy.

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