May 19, 2013

Aunt Patrecia's Yogurt Pie - No Bake

This was one of my favorite childhood treats and I have so many memories attached to a yogurt pie.

My aunt Patrecia and her family live up in Washington.  When I was younger, we would pile into my Grandma and Grandpa's car and visit them each Summer.  It's probably been 15 years or so since I last went up there.

My cousins and I would have so much fun going boating, riding our bikes, playing video games and just messing around being kids, but . . .

. . . It wasn't all fun and games up there, they would put us kids to work :)  In the front of their house, they had rows and rows of raspberry bushes.  We had to help pick the raspberries in the HOT Summer with bees buzzing around.  I don't know about you, but when a bee flies around me, I become a statue.  I don't even dare blink or I think it will sting me.

As a kid, it seemed like there were millions and millions of never ending raspberries.  

The only good thing was, when we were done, aunt Patrecia would "thank" us with a yogurt pie.
Yogurt pies are DELICIOUS.  The filling is pillowy soft and light and creamy.  All you do is combine yogurt, whatever flavor you like.  You can even mix and match and create your own flavor.  Fold it together with some Cool Whip and spread into the pie crust.  The recipe calls for a graham cracker crust, but you can use a Nilla Wafer crust, shortbread crust, OREO crust or whatever you like.  

ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS and as easy as could be.
This time, I tried Greek yogurt for added protein and fat-free Cool Whip.  It is totally FABULOUS and IRRESISTIBLE.   I would feel good about my kids eating this.  Much healthier than a cream pie, cake or cookies.  You can even use sugar-free Cool Whip if it makes you feel better (I haven't tried a sugar-free version).  

The lighter the Cool Whip you use, the softer the pie will be, but it will still hold its shape just fine, even with fat-free.  You can serve it straight out of the fridge or you can serve it frozen.

Make it, love it!

P.S. this even makes an amazing fruit dip!
Yogurt Pie
From: Aunt Patrecia
(Printable Recipe) and (Printable with Picture)

2 (6 oz.) cartons yogurt, any flavor(s)
1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip, thawed
1 graham cracker crust 

Combine yogurt and Cool Whip and very gently fold together.  Spread into pie crust and refrigerate until set, several hours.  Serve with fresh fruit, if desired.


Jenn's Notes: Both Greek yogurt and regular yogurt taste great.  Regular, light and fat-free Cool Whip all work great too.


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27 comments:

  1. A very pretty pie and the berries make it beautiful! Funny, I made a no bake pie for dinner today too, I'll post it tomorrow. Have a great week:@)

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  2. I have been totally thinking of doing a pie with greek yogurt and cool whip. I'm glad to know it tastes good. This pie is beautiful!

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    1. It is totally delicious! Thanks.

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  3. I have fond memories of summers with my cousins and wonderful food.
    This is simple and sounds delish. Great pix too.

    We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa and I'd love it if you brought this by.

    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-16/

    Wishes for Tasty Dishes,
    Linda

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  4. This looks so easy, and delicious too!

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  5. Yum, this looks great! I have never heard of yogurt pie before, but I'll definitely have to give it a try this summer. I love that it's so easy!

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  6. Looks tasty and easy! What kind of yogurt and flavor did you use?

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    1. This time I used Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt, but I have tried all different flavors and they are all delicious.

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  7. This pie would be a great addition to any Memorial Day picnic, thank you for sharing it! It looks so delicious!! Added bonus, it's good for you! :)

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  8. You mentioned using Nila Wafers . . . Do you have measurements for this? How many cups of crumbs? How much melted butter? Thanks you!

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    1. You can purchase an already-made Nilla Wafer crust, but if you prefer to make your own here is a link to my favorite crust recipe http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2010/11/caramel-banana-pudding-pie.html

      That recipe makes a pretty large pie crust, so you might want to make 1 1/2 batches of the yogurt filling. Or reduce the measurements in the crust slightly.

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    2. My store didn't have any pre-made. Thank you for the recipe!

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  9. I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  10. This looks so yummy! You had me at yogurt! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

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  11. Have u tried it with fruit in it?? I would like that.

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    1. I have not tried it with mixing fruit in it. I have only served it garnished with fruit. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. - Jenn

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  12. we've made these many times, but like to add the flavor of dry jello to it...example if we use strawberry yogurt we mix in a small dry package of the strawberry jello...really boosts the flavor :)Andrea

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    1. Thanks for the idea! Sounds delicious.

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