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Refreshing Summer Desserts

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Strawberries and Cream Shortcake
Classic Banana Cream Pie
Lemon Raspberry Ribbon Pie
Fruit Smoothies
Piña Colada Cream Dessert

(Family Features) - When cool and creamy meets tangy and fruity, what do you get? Sweet endings to a porch supper, a backyard barbecue or a meal under the stars.

Try new twists on old favorites - Strawberries and Cream Shortcake or Lemon Raspberry Ribbon Pie. Or slurp a Fruit Smoothie, which you can make with bananas, strawberries, peaches or key lime. Combine pineapple, lime and coconut for a cool taste of the tropics in Piña Colada Cream Dessert. Or make up the Classic Banana Cream Pie to take on a weekend getaway.

After all, it's summertime. And the livin' - and the eatin' - should be refreshingly easy.

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Strawberries and Cream Shortcake

Ingredients
  • 1 (18 1/4 or 18 1/2-ounce) package pound cake mix
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 (4-serving size) package instant vanilla flavor pudding mix
  • 1 (4-ounce) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and halved (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Preparation
    1. Prepare pound cake mix as package directs; pour into prepared 9-inch round pans. Bake according to package directions. Cool.
    2. In large bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk and water; beat in pudding mix. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate. Top with half each of pudding mixture and strawberries. Repeat layers. Refrigerate leftovers.

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Bake Time
according to package directions

Serves
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Classic Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice from concentrate and drained
  • 1 (9-inch) baked pastry shell or 1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
  • Whipping cream, whipped

Preparation
    1. In heavy saucepan, dissolve cornstarch in water; stir in sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
    2. Remove from heat; add margarine and vanilla. Cool slightly. Arrange 2 sliced bananas on bottom of prepared pastry shell.
    3. Pour filling over bananas; cover.
    4. Chill 4 hours or until set. Spread top with whipped cream; garnish with remaining banana slices. Refrigerate leftovers.

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
10 minutes

Serves
Makes one 9-inch pie

Lemon Raspberry Ribbon Pie

Ingredients
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen red raspberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice from concentrate
  • Yellow food coloring if desired
  • 2 cups (1 pint) whipping cream, stiffly whipped
  • 1 (9-inch) pastry shell, baked
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish, optional

Preparation
    1. In small saucepan, combine raspberries and cornstarch; cook and stir until thickened and clear. Cool 10 minutes. Chill thoroughly, about 20 minutes.
    2. In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and food coloring if desired. Fold in whipped cream. Spread one-third lemon mixture into prepared pastry shell; top with raspberry mixture then remaining lemon mixture.
    3. Chill thoroughly. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Serves
Makes one 9-inch pie

Fruit Smoothies

Ingredients
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk), chilled
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton plain yogurt
  • 1 small banana, cut up
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh whole strawberries
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple packed with juice, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice from concentrate
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Halved fresh strawberries, optional

Preparation
    1. In blender, combine sweetened condensed milk, yogurt, banana, whole strawberries, pineapple with its juice and lemon juice; cover and blend until smooth.
    2. With blender running, gradually add ice cubes; blend until smooth. Garnish with halved strawberries if desired. Serve immediately.

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Serves
Makes 5 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Peach Smoothies: Omit strawberries and pineapple. Add 2 cups frozen or fresh sliced peaches. Proceed as above.

Key Lime Smoothies: Omit strawberries, pineapple and lemon juice. Add 1/3 cup Key lime juice. Proceed as above. Tint with green food coloring if desired. Garnish with lime slices if desired.

Piña Colada Cream Dessert

Ingredients
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice from concentrate
  • 3/4 cup toasted flaked coconut
  • Edible flowers, optional

Preparation
    1. Combine sweetened condensed milk, milk, pineapple juice concentrate and lime juice concentrate. Transfer to 9 x 9- inch baking pan. Cover; freeze 2 hours or until almost firm.
    2. Break frozen mixture into small chunks; transfer to chilled large bowl. With mixer, beat until smooth but not melted. Stir in coconut. Return to pan. Cover; freeze 6 hours or until firm. To serve, scoop into dessert dishes. Garnish with flowers if desired.

Serves
Makes 6 to 8 servings

SOURCE: Eagle® Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk



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