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Old 01-16-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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I Don't Want To Use Cool Whip!

SO's sister from FL is visiting and mentioned peanut butter pie. It's a real simple recipe.

Cream cheese, peanut butter and Cool Whip. Blend the cream cheese and peanut butter then fold in the cool whip and put it into a graham cracker crust and freeze. There are variations on how you can decorate the top.

My question is this: If I make whipped cream with powdered sugar and vanilla as a substitute for Cool Whip and fold that into the pie, will it hold up or break down and turn watery?
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Is it served frozen?
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:19 PM   #3
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I think I'd stick with Cool Whip, SO's sister might notice that it isn't "quite right". And Cool Whip won't break, no matter what!
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Is it served frozen?

According to SIL, it's frozen then after it's served it goes in the fridge. So I assume the freezer is for setting the mixture.
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I think I'd stick with Cool Whip, SO's sister might notice that it isn't "quite right". And Cool Whip won't break, no matter what!
I despise Cool Whip and won't use it. That's why I want to know if I can substitute for it.
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Hmm...if it was served like an Ice Cream Cake, I would use the whipped cream.

Buy the Cool Whip that says it has cream in it.
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I despise Cool Whip and won't use it. That's why I want to know if I can substitute for it.
Have you read the list of ingredients? All chemicals!!! I don't blame you. I would go for the real whipped cream. Make a small one and see what happens. Those preformed graham cracker crusts in the foil pie tin are quite small. You just may find that it won't last long enough to worry about leftovers. Just serve large pieces to everyone.
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I despise Cool Whip and won't use it. That's why I want to know if I can substitute for it.
Just this once? For SO's sister? You can do it, Andy!
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Just this once? For SO's sister? You can do it, Andy!
Ew, gross. No, not just once. Especially if he has to make it. It's not the same thing as being gracious and eating it at someone else's house.
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Ew, gross. No, not just once. Especially if he has to make it. It's not the same thing as being gracious and eating it at someone else's house.
:sigh: Food snobs. What can ya do.

I like Cool Whip, especially the one made with real cream. Thinking I may try this recipe as is!
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