Easy No Bake Strawberry Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie
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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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.
Silicone Baking Spatulas - LeCreuset
I love using silicone spatulas. I have a couple silicone spatulas (Le Creuset) that have been so useful in baking and stirring hot mixtures on the stove-top.
Adding Yogurt And Lemon Juice To Cream Cheese
Yogurt And Cream Cheese Filling
Prep and Total Chilling Time
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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
- 1 (9 or 10 inch) graham cracker pie crust (I used a 10-inch, 2 extra servings crust)
- 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.
- 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.
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 . . .
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
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.
~ 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
Cherry 'N Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie - Teach Your Kids To Make This Easy Pie
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.
- Collect ingredients for graham cracker pie crust, filling, and 1 can of 20 oz. prepared cherry pie filling.
- Read the recipe portion of strawberry no-bake pie above for Filling.
- Start preparing your pie following recipe's step for making the cream cheese/yogurt Filling. Fill the graham cracker crust.
- 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.
- When the filling is firm, spoon the canned cherry pie filling over the pie. Keep pie refrigerated.
- 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.
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