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Easy No Bake Strawberry Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie

Updated on February 27, 2015
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Strawberry Pie Delicous Using Frozen Or Fresh Strawberries

Are you looking for a pretty dessert recipe using fruit that is simple to make and doesn't require baking? A recipe using strawberries? This easy no-bake pie includes strawberries, cream cheese, and French vanilla bean yogurt. It's a lusciously delicious combo with an added hint of a couple secret ingredients (shared in the recipe below).

  • You will appreciate the convenience. It can be put together and refrigerated ahead of time for parties or meals in advance.

Then, transported to a party or potluck, bake-free. If you are serving it at home, you will be done making this pie even the night before, and can focus cooking the rest of the meal.

  • Although it's cool and refreshing for summer, it's equally a favorite to enjoy any season as it can be made with frozen strawberries or fresh. So it is perfectly yummy for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or the Fourth of July!

Like cherries? With an ingredient change, I explain how to make this pie into a Cherry Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie. Variety is the spice of life, right? Follow below.

As you see in the photo, we couldn't wait for a piece before I grabbed the camera. If you like strawberries, I hope you'll try my new creation. It's yummy!

Recipe and photo credits: The author, aka MariannesWhims

Decadent Strawberry 'N Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie - With Some Nutritious Goodness

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Fiesta 3-Piece Baking Bowl Set, Scarlet
Fiesta 3-Piece Baking Bowl Set, Scarlet

This set of mixing bowls are helpful in mixing up this pie and for all your baking needs. They are pretty enough for using as serving bowls. Well constructed to last a long time. Fit to be family heirlooms.

 

You Will Need A mixing Bowl.

I'd love to collect the brilliantly-colored china made by this reputable company, Homer Laughlin China. This mixing bowl set is in Scarlet. Fiesta is made in the USA. Their china pieces are lead-proof, microwavable and dishwasher safe. Plus freezer-proof and oven-proof. Their excellent quality makes this set a useful purchase that should last many years.

Are you crazy about strawberries, or do you prefer cherries in your desserts?

Cherry Or Strawberry Desserts: Which is Your Favorite? - Pick a side in this debate!

Won't you join in this informal survey of readers. Cherry Or Strawberry? What's your preference? It's just for fun! Thanks for sharing your opinion.

Don't miss the Instructions for making both strawberry no-bake pie, and cherry no-bake pie. They are found on this page.

I like strawberry desserts.

I like strawberry desserts.

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    • GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Why oh why isn't there a BOTH! I love both, but for the sake of the vote I go with strawberries!

    • Valerie Smith 3 years ago from New Zealand

      I really like both strawberry and cherry deserts but as cherries are extremely expensive in my country, I'm inclined to favour strawberry deserts.

    • MissRubyStars 3 years ago

      It's so hard to choose, I like them both!

    • ChocolateLily 3 years ago

      Strawberries, but I love cherries too!

    • othellos 4 years ago

      Mostly into strawberries...

    • pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      i love strawberry desserts

    • WhiteIsland 4 years ago

      I've never been a big fan of cherries. Strawberries are definitely better! :)

    • Chazz 4 years ago from New York

      Strawberries trump cherry, but I wouldn't refuse a dessert just because it was cherry and not strawberry.

    I like cherry desserts.

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      • Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

        I prefer cherries.

      • Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

        @asiliveandbreathe: Thanks for your comment.

      • asiliveandbreathe 3 years ago

        I prefer strawberries just as they are, with maybe some cream.But cherries in a pie? Great!

      • asiliveandbreathe 3 years ago

        I prefer strawberries just as they are, with maybe some cream.But cherries in a pie? Great!

      • kimbesa 4 years ago from USA

        This is tough, but I'll start the cherry side, just because!

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      Adding Yogurt And Lemon Juice To Cream Cheese

      Adding Yogurt And Lemon Juice To Cream Cheese
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      Yogurt And Cream Cheese Filling

      Yogurt And Cream Cheese Filling
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      Frozen Strawberries

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      Prep and Total Chilling Time

      • Prep time: 30 min
      • Ready in: 30 min
      • Yields: 6 servings after chilling 2-3 hours

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      Strawberry 'N Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie

      No Bake Dessert Recipe

      Recipe Credit: the Author, MariannesWhims

      Please Note: This pie is made with frozen strawberries. It's "berry" good, but I have now tried some very sweet fresh local strawberries in this pie recipe. It is very easy to use fresh berries in this recipe. Slice fresh strawberries, ignoring the thawing step. You can prepare the glace and mix cooled glace with berries. Or, just add fresh berries to the pie as a topping without glace. So simple!

      My two "secret" additions were the maple syrup added to berries, and almond extract in glace. No, the strawberries didn't taste like pancakes and maple syrup, but it gave them a extra hidden delicious flavor.

      No-Bake Strawberry 'N Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

      • Crust
      • 1 (9 or 10 inch) graham cracker pie crust (I used a 10-inch, 2 extra servings crust)
      • Filling
      • 1 8-Ounce block of Original cream cheese (light/ low-fat will not set up as firm)
      • 2 6-ounce French vanilla bean yogurts (brand sweetened with sugar)
      • Or, try a thick Greek-style Yogurt
      • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (Use less if you pucker easily from tartness)

      Unwrap cream cheese and place in bowl. Let it soften a few minutes out of refrigerator. Next, with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese. Add the two yogurts and lemon juice mixing again until smooth. Pour into the graham cracker crust and smooth out. Refrigerate while making topping.

      • Topping
      • 14- ounce pkg. frozen strawberries, quartered or sliced depending on size (Reserve 4 strawberries frozen)
      • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
      • 2 Tablespoons sugar
      • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
      • 1/3 cup water
      • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

      Thaw strawberries slightly (except four) on reduced power in the microwave, about 1 minute. Don't cook! Drain any juice.

      Add maple syrup to thawed strawberries and gently toss.

      In a saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Add cool water. Mix with whisk or heat resistant silicone spatula, Cook on medium heat and bring to boil, stirring.

      Continue stirring until thickened.

      Stir in almond extract.

      Of the reserved frozen berries, quarter two and smash two. Add to the glaze mixture to cool it down. When cool, mix glaze into the berries and stir gently. Refrigerate bowl of berries.

      When will the pie be ready? Refrigerate until filling and glace has set up, a few hours or overnight like you would jello.

      When To Add Topping. See options 1 and 2.

      Option 1.

      You can cover the pie with the berry topping after filling has firmed by refrigeration. The strawberry glace will appear somewhat jelled. (If your strawberry glace looks too thin, spoon out extra juice).

      Or . . .

      Option 2.

      Reserve your refrigerated fruit topping in a bowl. When the pie filling is firm from chilling, you can slice the pie without the berries, then spoon the berry topping on your individual piece of pie when serving.

      Keep pie refrigerated between servings. Enjoy!

      Pie Keeper Made By Tupperware

      This is a plastic 12-inch pie keeper. I've never been unhappy with a Tupperware item. They are well-made. What could be more handy for storing or transporting pie.

      Strawberry No Bake Pie - With French Vanilla Bean Yogurt and Cream Cheese

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      Here's the finished product. This pie is one of the fastest pie desserts I make.

      Commercial Food Products Used In My Recipe

      If you are curious of the brands I used in this recipe, here they are. I am not employed or a representative of these companies. You can substitute other brands.

      I used:

      ~ Keebler Ready Crust Graham pie crust (2 extra servings size)

      ~ 2 - 6 oz Tillamook French Vanilla Bean Yogurt (Yogurt is sweetened with sugar and so tasty). Try substituting your favorite yogurt, a thicker one would work best for texture, like Greek.

      ~ Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese (didn't use Lighter 1/3 less fat. Nefandel is not thick to give pie a firm body.)

      For the cherry yogurt cream cheese pie, I used:

      ~ 20-oz Duncan Hines Wilderness cherry fie filling (light or original) for topper. Light has less sweetener.

      Prepared Cherry Topping

      Wilderness Original Country Cherry Pie Filling and Topping, 21-Ounce (Pack of 6)
      Wilderness Original Country Cherry Pie Filling and Topping, 21-Ounce (Pack of 6)

      Need a break from cooking? This topping is prepared, and so easy to top off your yogurt cream cheese pie.

       

      Cherry 'N Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie - Teach Your Kids To Make This Easy Pie

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      Heres a Bonus: Instructions For Cherry and Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie

      Photo and Recipe Credit: the Author, MariannesWhims

      I made this new recipe, also. The only difference was substituting cherries instead of strawberries for a topper. I used the same filling as the strawberry pie in this article.

      Read the ingredient list above in the recipe for the crust and filling. Make the portion of the recipe for the filling and fill the crust. A can of cherry pie filling is used for the topper. I used Duncan Hines Wilderness brand for the pie in the picture here. But, substitute any brand. You may even find a more natural brand.

      Here's more specific how-to instructions for:

      Cherry and Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie

      See recipe (above) for Strawberry Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie for filling ingredient list and instructions.

      1. Collect ingredients for graham cracker pie crust, filling, and 1 can of 20 oz. prepared cherry pie filling.
      2. Read the recipe portion of strawberry no-bake pie above for Filling.
      3. Start preparing your pie following recipe's step for making the cream cheese/yogurt Filling. Fill the graham cracker crust.
      4. Refrigerate the pie a few hours until filling is firm. If you don't own a pie keeper, turn over the plastic lid that came with the graham cracker crust and place it over the pie. Seal with the metal lip to close.
      5. When the filling is firm, spoon the canned cherry pie filling over the pie. Keep pie refrigerated.
      6. Whoopie! That's it! it's so easy, a beginner cook or school-age child could make it.

      May is National Strawberry month, although June is when they are available here locally. Are strawberries grown in your locality? Are they a common fruit in your country?

      I'd love to know if you try my recipes. I made the strawberry pie somewhat healthy using less fresh or frozen fruit, keeping the sugar amount down, and adding healthy yogurt. Hope you like it.

      Thanks for stopping by and viewing this page. Return again soon. Good eating!

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          poetryman6969 2 years ago

          Voted up. I prefer the cherries but I definitely want to try the strawberry filling as well.

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          Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @Redneck Lady Luck: A-Redneck, Thanks for your Valentine wishes. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours. I appreciate your comment on the pie and for your visit.

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          Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @Lynda Makara: Thank you.

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          Lynda Makara 3 years ago from California

          They both look so good!

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          Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

          Your strawberry pie looks perfect for Valentine's Day. A very happy Valentine's day wishes to you and your family. Have a wonderful day.

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          Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @GrammieOlivia: Thanks for your visit, Grammieo. Let me know if you give one a try.

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          GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

          Oh Yummy! Both of them, I can't decide which one to try first.

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          Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @WriterJanis2: Thanks for viewing my lens and leaving your comment. I hope you like it as much as we do if you give it a try.

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          WriterJanis2 3 years ago

          I would really like to try this.

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          Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @ValerieJoy: Thanks for your kind compliments. I'm glad you liked my no-bake strawberry pie lens. I do appreciate your comments and having you visit.

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          Valerie Smith 3 years ago from New Zealand

          Your strawberry pie sound delicious and I really like your lens as you've included good detailed information. Congratulations and thanks for sharing :)

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          Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

          This looks like a winning recipe! I love strawberry pie and what's great about this one is that you don't have to cook it. Lovely!

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          Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @MarathonRunning: Thanks for your comments. I love the combination of fresh strawberries with yogurt, too.

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          Martina 3 years ago from Croatia, Europe

          Lovely article and nice, clear directions!I love strawberries and yoghurt together :)

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          Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @lionmom100: Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy the pie.

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          lionmom100 4 years ago

          This looks Soo yummy. I will have to try this one.

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          Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

          @othellos: Thank you. I'm glad you liked my lens and find the instructions easy to follow.

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          othellos 4 years ago

          Excellent lens. Great solutions for summer time with the ingredients that my family likes a lot. Your neat description steps make the work very easy. Thanks for sharing:=)

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          kimbesa 4 years ago from USA

          I'll bet this is good, with either strawberries or cherries.

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          Jogalog 4 years ago

          I love the idea of mixing yoghurt with cream cheese for the filling - it's a nice healthier change from using cream.

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          Jogalog 4 years ago

          It looks lovely.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Love strawberries! This pie looks so good!