Who wouldn’t want to crown a gourmet dinner with a sumptuous dessert? But then reality sets in. Between the hectic holiday rush and preparing the dinner, dreams of a fancy homemade sweet often end up as a pricey store-bought dish. With just six ingredients and 20 minutes, you can whip up a rich creamy pie–similar to but lighter than a cheesecake.
Pulse about 40 (1-3/4-inch/4.5-cm) gingersnap cookies in a food processor to form fine crumbs. Or place cookies in a large, resealable plastic bag. Using a frying pan or rolling pin, crush cookies to fine crumbs.
Pie can be prepared up to 3 days before serving. After pie has chilled 4 hours, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Or try it as a semi-frozen dessert. Cover pie with plastic wrap, then a layer of foil. Freeze up to 1 week. To serve, remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature until it can be easily sliced, about 1-1/2 hours. Serve in wedges.