Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yogurt Pie? Oh YEAH!

I LOVE to recipe surf, especially for fun kid foods (there is a kid in all of us).  I came across a recipe on a blog called 'Cooking with my Kid' that had a recipe for a Yogurt Parfait PIE!  That's right, a PIE!  What things does my two year old like?  Fruit, yogurt, cheerios and graham crackers!
Yogurt Parfait Pie Recipe
Prep Time: 8 to 10 hours (mostly unattended)  Cooking Time: 5 to 10 mins

Crust Ingredients:
1 ½ cups finely crushed graham crackers
3 tablespoons lowfat vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Ingredients for the Filling:
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup water
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 ½ cups nonfat or lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 envelop unflavored gelatin

1.    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2.    In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, crushed Cheerios and sugar.
3.    Work the mixture together with your hands until it becomes clumpy and moist.
4.    Press mixture into a 9 inch pie plate making sure to push it up along the sides.
5.    Bake in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until set and just starting to brown.
6.    Let cool completely (overnight is best) before adding filling. - I TOTALLY FORGOT TO DO THIS!
7.    To make the filling, combine strawberries, blueberries and sugar in a medium bowl and set aside.
8.    In a small saucepan, over low heat, whisk together ¼ cup water, egg yolks and cornstarch and continue stirring until thick. Remove from heat.
9.    Meanwhile, in another small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over remaining ¼ cup water, whisk together and dissolve over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.
10. Combine egg mixture and gelatin.
11. Combine yogurt with berries and then fold berries into egg / gelatin mixture.
12. Pour into prepared piecrust and refrigerate until set. At least 2 hours.
 This was a little unusual.  It was like pudding and jello all at the same time. I REALLY liked the crust.  It was super moist, which made for a difficult time spreading it along the pie pan.  My husband thought it was a dessert, but when you consider it only has three tablespoons of's healthy!  :)

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