Over the weekend, I rediscovered a temporarily forgotten recipe that deserves an award for being one of the easiest, most refreshing desserts ever: summer berry pie.
The recipe comes from the cookbook Lickety Split Meals by Zonya Foco, a nutritionist who has a cooking show that's on PBS sporadically. As cookbooks go, it has a bare-bones kind of style that's the polar opposite of the type of lavishly produced, image-heavy cookbooks that typically appeal to me (like this one or this one), but what it lacks in style it makes up in content, featuring a lot of good ideas for easy and healthy recipes.
This summer berry pie is made by layering slices of banana, peaches/ nectarines, strawberries, and blueberries in a pre-made graham cracker crust. Then a mixture of strawberry gelatin (dissolved in water), vanilla instant pudding mix, and skim milk is poured over the fruit. Chill for a couple hours and enjoy a sweet and light dessert.
I have a feeling I'll be using every excuse in the book to whip up one of these. Monday night treat? Sounds about right to me.