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I’m not a good thief.

This Frozen Mojito Pie story will tell you why.

A few weeks ago I was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, chatting with the others, looking through magazines, reading, and enjoying the “You might be suffering from XYZ” articles, and “Take ABC Drugs for only 200$ a pill”.

I then came across this photo.

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What I did next is something that any of you would have done; I ripped the page off and shoved it in my purse! Quickly!

The entire ride home involved thoughts of cold Mojitos and frozen pies. Ahhh.

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As soon as I arrived, I opened up my purse, took out the photo and… panic! Where’s the RECIPE?!?

All I found was an ad for Milk – no recipe!

I thought that the recipe would be on the back of the photo. (Isn’t that where they always are?)

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I was so nervous to tear that page from a magazine that did not belong to me, that I did not even think to see if there was a recipe somewhere near the photo. (insert “duh” emoticon here.)


After a long search, and a couple of hits and misses, I found the one!

Frozen Mojito Pie
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Serves: Serves 6 to 8
  • 1 cup finely crushed pretzels
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint (I like it minty, so I use 3 tbsp. of mint)
  • 2 cups Whipped Topping
  1. In a mixing bowl combine pretzel crumbs and butter; mix until combined.
  2. Press the pretzels onto the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan.
  3. Freeze for one hour, or until firm.
  4. In your mixer’s bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, zest, juice, and mint; beat until well blended.
  5. Whisk in whipped topping.
  6. Spoon filling over prepared crust.
  7. Freeze for 6 hours or over night.
  8. Remove pie from pan and top it with crushed pretzels and slices of lime.
  9. Serve.
  10. Keep pie frozen.
Total time includes freezing time. Hands-on time is about 10 minutes.

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  1. Alida @ Alida's Kitchen June 13, 2011 at 11:43 AM - Reply

    What a beautiful photograph!! This pie sounds delicious. Totally worth stealing the recipe from the doctor’s office. That’s hilarious.

  2. Shilpa June 6, 2011 at 9:04 AM - Reply

    This is the most ‘pretty’ pie I have ever come across…beautiful! inspires me to give this a go….really brilliant!


  3. Victoria June 5, 2011 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    You crack me up! I’ve “stolen” recipes on many occasions, and I always feel bad about it, but I think everyone does it. Fortunately you were able to find the actual recipe online! Looks delicious! I love mojitos ;-)

  4. Magic of Spice June 5, 2011 at 10:40 AM - Reply

    You are too funny :) Gorgeous pie! Glad you were able to find the recipe after all :)

  5. Lori @ RecipeGirl June 5, 2011 at 9:03 AM - Reply

    I feel kind of guilty about doing that sometimes, but here’s an alternative… take a photo of the recipe w/ your iPhone! The pie looks delish :)

  6. sheila @ Elements June 4, 2011 at 11:52 PM - Reply

    Awwwww man…I don’t have any cream cheese or whipped topping. :( We had mojitos last night for dinner, and I’d so much love to use the rest of my mint to make this beauty. I’m bookmarking the recipe though so I can make it later. I just gotta try this! :)

  7. Pat June 4, 2011 at 9:04 PM - Reply

    I’ve done the same thing and then felt like a thief! I wondered if they had hidden cameras somewhere in the room and my name would be called. Talk about paranoid! :-) Some folks do this and never think about it…not me.
    Sounds delish and very much like the one I shared. :-)


  8. Zoe June 4, 2011 at 7:24 PM - Reply

    Kate, this made me laugh! You are too funny. At least you found the recipe eventually, which is a very good thing, because this mojito pie looks delicious!

  9. Liren June 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM - Reply

    You are too funny!!! Look at you swiping a recipe in the waiting room! I’ve been there, I admit it. What a gorgeous cake!

  10. Nami @ Just One Cookbook June 3, 2011 at 4:33 PM - Reply

    Hi Tiffany, I’m so sorry for my late comment – but I’ve been sick and I wasn’t online much this week. I saw this on Top9 and I just love the look and the taste of this cake! What a great recipe.

  11. This looks superb! Mojitos are very close to our hearts because so many of the crazy good times we’ve had with our friends seem to involve them, and someone who earned herself the nickname “bucket” which We’ll leave to your imagination until we get that post up…. You shouldn’t feel too bad about the magazine page, one of us (who shall remain nameless), has been known to slip a set of restaurant cutlery that she liked in her purse; “we need it for the studio” is the operative rationale… What a terrible thing to confess, but hey we’re among friends here, right? Great recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  12. the constant hunger June 3, 2011 at 5:56 AM - Reply

    Oh, my god, I would be the same. I would take the time to write down the recipe or something. Anyways, those pics are gorgeous. Such a refreshing summer dessert with delicious mint!

  13. Kelly June 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM - Reply

    What a great story – I think every foodie that has ever sat in a doctor’s office can relate! Meanwhile, is the first picture your version?! Wow, gorgeous!! ( I have to admit I smiled coming across this given my current post).
    Cheers, k.

    • Kate@Diethood June 2, 2011 at 3:06 PM - Reply

      Hi Kelly!!

      Yes, that is my photo. Thank you!! :)

  14. delishhh@delishhh.com June 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM - Reply

    HA HA! Too funny! I am not going to lie i have done this too – but i have actaully taken the recipe :) Love this pie. I have to try to make it.

  15. Ramona June 2, 2011 at 5:46 AM - Reply

    I’m sorry I didn’t stop by yesterday to wish you a big congrats on making top 9! This pie looks wonderful and you know I love those no-bake pies. : ) You did a great job and it’s okay you’re not a good thief.. that’s a good thing. The story had me laughing out loud… it sounds like something I would do too. You’re pictures are fabulous as always! ~Ramona

  16. Sortachef June 1, 2011 at 10:48 PM - Reply

    Don’t know if I like the recipe or the photo better… they’re both amazing. You rock Kate!

  17. Terris@Freeeatsfood June 1, 2011 at 10:36 PM - Reply

    This pie is so genius! The pretzel crust sounds so good with the filling. I am so happy you didn’t give up when you realized that you didn’t have the recipe! Photos are gorgeous too.

  18. Jen (A Girl and Her Carrot) June 1, 2011 at 7:31 PM - Reply

    Hi Kate! OMG OMG OMG. YUM! I was cracking up about the “tearing the recipe out of the magazine” comment! I’ve totally done that before, funny how you feel like such a criminal. Totally worth tearing out, I wish you could send me a piece! Congrats on Top 9!

  19. AnnieP June 1, 2011 at 6:47 PM - Reply

    Wow. This looks amazing. I can see why you tore it out of the magazine at the doctor’s office. I’ve done the same thing myself when its been this tantalizing. I have to try it! Thanks for linking us the recipe and congrats on your top 9!

  20. Gourmantine June 1, 2011 at 4:39 PM - Reply

    Happy to hear you’ve found the right recipe eventually, cuz this looks spectacular! I know a couple of Mohito fans that would worship me forever if I made this! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day :)

  21. Sandra June 1, 2011 at 3:37 PM - Reply


  22. Elyse June 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    Congrats on the top 9! Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks so I know I’ll love this!

  23. Flour On My Face June 1, 2011 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    LMAO I have done the same thing! Luckily you found the recipe online!


  24. Tiffany June 1, 2011 at 12:17 PM - Reply

    Hilarious Kate! This pie sounds wonderful! :D

  25. Megan @ pipandebby June 1, 2011 at 11:42 AM - Reply

    This is great! Great because I did this recently in a doctor’s waiting room, too. :) I love that I’m not the only one. This recipe looks ridiculously delicious…how perfect for the warming weather! And a perfect excuse to enjoy a mojito at the same time! :)

  26. Anna June 1, 2011 at 11:17 AM - Reply

    Hahahaha…who never stole a recipe from a doctors office magazine through the first stone. The pie looks fantastic, it sounds delicious. Totally worth the “Misdemeanor”. LOL

  27. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes June 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    Bravo, bravo, BRAVO!!!!

    This looks absolutely amazing. Major drooling over here.

    Thanks for another lovely post and absolutely CONGRATS on Top 9 – very well deserved!!

    P.S. Your photography is LOVELY!!!

  28. Jill@MadAboutMacarons June 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM - Reply

    Kate, That is just TOO funny! Good for you – and look at what you produced. Even better than the mag ;-)
    Just seen: BRAVO on Top 9. Fabulous!

  29. ellen drinkwater June 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM - Reply

    Where’s the booze? You’re calling it a Mojito pie, but there is no booze.

    • Kate@Diethood June 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM - Reply

      Hi Ellen! I added rum and it just wouldn’t set, but you can definitely give it a try! And if it does work, please let me know! Thank you. :)

  30. Lin Ann June 1, 2011 at 10:36 AM - Reply

    Ha, I’ve done that and felt so guilty too! Saw your recipe on Foodbeast and commented, but also want to congratulate you on Top 9! Gorgeous photos.!!! And love the recipe. A summer delight. Extra mint for me too, please.

  31. Linda June 1, 2011 at 9:37 AM - Reply

    I can so relate!! Sometimes I hesitate to open those magazines just so I’m not tempted!!! And this one I would love to have stolen as it sounds perfect for the summer months!

  32. Bakerbynature June 1, 2011 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    Looks like frozen pie happy hour; I love infusing fun cocoktails into sweet confections. This looks so refreeshing and delicous.

  33. The Mistress of Spices June 1, 2011 at 9:07 AM - Reply

    Great recipe and lovely photos! I’m totally guilty of the occasional page rip from a magazine that doesn’t belong to me…sometimes you just have to do it! The mojito is one of the best, most refreshing cocktails ever…so making a pie out of it is just genius!

  34. Kate from Scratch June 1, 2011 at 8:34 AM - Reply

    I love the pictures of this! Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your foodbuzz top 9 today! Well deserved! I’m thinking I need to try mojitos, now…in any form, really..but I assume cake is a good place to start. haha! Enjoy the day!

  35. Angie@Angiesrecipes June 1, 2011 at 7:10 AM - Reply

    This looks so lovely! A really great sweets for the summer time.
    Congratulations on top 9!

  36. spiceblogger June 1, 2011 at 7:07 AM - Reply

    Soooo pretty! It looks cool and delicious. Congrats on #1 on Top 9!

  37. Emerald_Mara85 June 1, 2011 at 5:11 AM - Reply

    Nice looking recipe,
    But I can’t say “how nice or funny of you to rip off a page from a magazine”…
    Because I’m reminded of how a classmate rips off a page from a library book and I told her she shouldn’t do that and she looks at me as if I’m the biggest idiot in the world.

    Is this really something you want to pass on to your daughter?
    Sigh whatever, I’m pretty sure this message would get deleted anyway so why do I even bother?
    Oh and congratulations on top 9.

    • Kate@Diethood June 1, 2011 at 8:43 AM - Reply

      I’m not going to delete it. But I will tell you that my daughter was not with me, and if she was, I would have still done it without her even noticing.

      • Maggie @ Vittles and Bits June 2, 2011 at 4:07 PM - Reply

        Really with this? Oh my. A magazine that will get thrown away in a month is not exactly on the same level as a library book. But this looks amazing, and I don’t blame you for wanting the recipe!!

  38. Cin June 1, 2011 at 5:10 AM - Reply

    That pie looks amazinggg..perfect for summer recipe. And I think I’m gonna “steal” it from you…LOL

  39. Chef Dennis June 1, 2011 at 4:29 AM - Reply

    Hi Kate
    what an outstanding pie to share with us ! with the heat we are having I could certainly use a slice or two to cool me off!
    Congrats on the top 9 today!

  40. bianca June 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM - Reply

    Looks amazing! Great job!

  41. C1tr4@My Home Diary in Turkey June 1, 2011 at 12:11 AM - Reply

    Congratulation on Today’s Top 9 Kate! it’s really great picture and great recipe ! :)

  42. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz May 31, 2011 at 10:40 PM - Reply

    A pie remindful of a fab boozy drink, me likes a lot. Haha so guilty here too of ripping recipes out of waiting rooms…of taking the whole magazine.

  43. kitchenarian May 31, 2011 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    I would have taken the recipe too. What a beautiful picture in the magazine; yours looks just like it! Great job Kate.

  44. Coco200066 May 31, 2011 at 9:43 PM - Reply

    Love it lol!

  45. 5 Star Foodie May 31, 2011 at 9:11 PM - Reply

    That sounds like a perfect frozen treat! Glad you found the recipe!

  46. claudia lamascolo May 31, 2011 at 8:29 PM - Reply

    I think almost all of us have seen someone take a recipe out of a magazine in the doc’s office or did it.. so funny.. great shot of this pie love the angle … looks wonderfully light and delicious!

  47. Chris and Amy May 31, 2011 at 8:25 PM - Reply

    LOLOLOL!!! Been there, done that! Amy tends to sneak the magazine from the main waiting room into the actual doctor’s office and then rip the page out when no one’s around. That pie would have definitely ended up in her purse as well! Thanks for sharing.

  48. Charlie May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    I would definitely have ripped that page off. And I definitely need to make that mojito pie! YUM

  49. Sandra May 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    That was so funny Kate and this is a great recipe. Well worth all the drama!

  50. Juliana May 31, 2011 at 5:22 PM - Reply

    You are so so funny :-) The mojito pie looks delicious, beautiful! I like the pretzel crumb crust as well. Have a wonderful week Kate!

  51. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen May 31, 2011 at 5:14 PM - Reply

    Your risk-taking paid off! This pie looks gorgeous. And so glad yup found the exact recipe online because then you can share it with us ;-).

  52. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen May 31, 2011 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    Guilty! I have done the sideways glance and torn the page from the doctor’s office magazine! How funny that the recipe was nowhere to be found!! lol

  53. torviewtoronto May 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM - Reply

    Funny about the magazine :)
    delicious looking pie looks fabulous

  54. Marmande in the Kitchen May 31, 2011 at 12:17 PM - Reply

    That’s so funny about tearing out the page. I did that recently with a recipe in a magazine at the gym! Glad you found your recipe.

  55. briarrose May 31, 2011 at 12:06 PM - Reply

    Hahahaha….that totally sounds like something I would have done. ;)

    This pie looks amazing.

  56. Carolyn May 31, 2011 at 10:36 AM - Reply

    OMG this is so funny. I usually just steal the whole magazine from my doctor’s office! ;)
    The pie is just gorgeous, totally caught my eye on Tasteologie this morning.

  57. Dana Salvo May 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM - Reply

    HAHA! You are hysterical! Bravo girl :)

  58. Erin May 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM - Reply

    Too funny! I was getting my oil changed the other day and I saw 2 recipes I wanted. I was too scared to rip out the pages, so I got out my phone and tried to take pic! Not exactly in focus, but hopefully it will help when I get around to making it!

    Yum – Mojito’s!

  59. Peggy May 31, 2011 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    You are too cute! At least you only took a page, I’ve heard that some people take the whole magazine, so I wouldn’t feel so bad =)

    Now this pie… I could definitely use a slice of this. Especially with all the heat coming in =)

  60. Parsley Sage May 31, 2011 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    Oh bless you! You’re not too good at being evil, I fear. Awesome at making delicious desserts tho! This pie looks delicious :)

  61. Becky May 31, 2011 at 7:37 AM - Reply

    This is a wonderful dessert for the warm weather, that we’re finally having. I love the pretzel crust. Your photos are gorgeous. I will probably add some rum to this pie:)

  62. kimberlycun May 31, 2011 at 5:27 AM - Reply

    hahahhaa that was a funny story, glad you didn’t get caught! the pie looks absolutely mouth watering!

  63. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective May 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM - Reply

    You naughty girl! Ha ha–I’ve done that before a time or two. This pie definitely looks worth your risky behavior. :)

  64. Priscilla - She's Cookin' May 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM - Reply

    OMG, we are so glad that your evil twin took over and ripped that page out of the magazine ;) A mojito frozen pie with a nut crust!!! Headed over to Foodbeast!

  65. Lori May 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM - Reply

    Ha! You are so right! I totally would have done that as well!!! Rip, Rip…the pie looks fabulous!

  66. Michelle May 30, 2011 at 9:28 PM - Reply

    Ha! I probably would have done the same thing!

  67. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos May 30, 2011 at 7:36 PM - Reply

    mojito in a pie?! amazing~~~~ and i love that lime green color!! i just bought a bundle of fresh mint today!

  68. Meghan May 30, 2011 at 6:39 PM - Reply

    Lol I’ve totally done the same thing! Mojito pie is a perfect summer dessert and yours looks gorgeous!

  69. Happy When Not Hungry May 30, 2011 at 6:16 PM - Reply

    Wow this pie looks amazing!! Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks. I would absolutely love this pie!

  70. Amy May 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    I saw the photo of this on FB yesterday and was already impressed…this pie is beautiful, and sounds amazing! Love mojitos, great idea to make the flavors into a delicious pie!

  71. Biren @ Roti n Rice May 30, 2011 at 3:12 PM - Reply

    That’s a lovely pie, Kate! A no-bake pie that is perfect for the season!

  72. Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 May 30, 2011 at 3:06 PM - Reply

    That is hilarious! I usually snap a photo of the recipe with my phone in that kind of situation because I’d feel guilty, too. :) I’m glad you eventually found the recipe. It looks delicious.

    • Kate@Diethood May 30, 2011 at 10:44 PM - Reply

      See, now, why didn’t I think of that?!? That’s awesome… that is what I will do next time. Thank you for the idea! :)

  73. Adriana May 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM - Reply

    I’m happy you got to locate the recipe after all! The yellow doily is super cute, and that mojito is giving me evil ideas. Thank goodness for long weekends!

  74. Evan @swEEts May 30, 2011 at 2:22 PM - Reply

    I’ve totally done that in offices before! I once even stole the whole magazine because there was more than one recipe I wanted! I saw this on fb the other day and was highly anticipating the final product.. it sounds fabulous.

  75. Lauren May 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM - Reply

    I heart this (and you). Two of my favorite things in one….mojitos and pie.

  76. Emily @ Life on Food May 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM - Reply

    Such a funny story. Many times I have seen recipes I wanted to try and thought I knew the recipe or taken it with me only to have misplaced it or not gotten the full thing. I then spend literally hours trying to find the whole thing over again. Ahh, what we do for a good recipe!

    Oh and I am sitting in my apartment sweating with 90 degree temps and that pie looks lovely!

  77. Sandra's Easy Cooking May 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM - Reply

    You did incredible job Kate! It looks better than original!!! Great photo!

  78. kateiscooking May 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM - Reply

    Kate, that looks beautiful. And, it’d certainly taste great tonight after our pulled pork dinner…

  79. The Harried Cook May 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM - Reply

    LOL :D That is so funny & sounds like something that would happen to me! But that pie is absolutely gorgeous and I can totally understand the need… You have made one beautiful pie… Thanks for sharing :) Will go check out the recipe now…

  80. Apron Appeal May 30, 2011 at 11:55 AM - Reply

    I can’t even try to steal recipes out of magazines while at dr. offices because I usually have 1 or more kids with me so everyone is already watching my every move…I’m such a spectacle with 4 kids…anyway….if I see something I need….I make my kids go ask the receptionist if they can tear the page out of the magazine.

  81. Liz May 30, 2011 at 11:27 AM - Reply

    You are too cute, Kate! And you sure do know how to make pie! Gorgeous dessert. Now I’m off to see the recipe~

  82. Kristen May 30, 2011 at 11:07 AM - Reply

    LOL! That’s just the kind of thing that would happen to me, too. It looks like you achieved a near clone of the photo, though. What a fabulous looking dessert!

  83. steph@stephsbitebybite May 30, 2011 at 10:56 AM - Reply

    That’s happened to me a few times! Glad I’m not the only one who suffers from random missing recipes. This look fabulous! Perfect summer dessert!!

  84. Mina @ Angelloves Cooking May 30, 2011 at 10:34 AM - Reply

    You are so sweet and funny, Kate :)! And I would say your Mojito Pie looks much more beautiful and inviting than the one on the magazine photo!!

  85. Kristy May 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM - Reply

    Hilarious! I remember I did that in a dentist’s office once. I was so paranoid after that. LOL! This looks remarkable! And perfect for a hot day!

  86. Trix May 30, 2011 at 10:15 AM - Reply

    Ha! That is so funny – I am not a good thief either, I would have been too scared to check and see if I had the recipe. Even though I am not a huge sweets person, the idea of a delicious beverage like this turned into a pie … well, it’s really got me thinking too!

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