While my quickly captured photos are anything but extraordinary, this scrumptious frozen yogurt pie was! Served at a good friend’s graduation celebration last month, it was a huge hit, so I just had to grab some hasty images before it disappeared.
This recipe comes from Victoria Magazine, 2013 May issue, under the name “Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Pie.”
If you love frozen yogurt, this ‘pie’ will take it to the next level. It’s a light, refreshing, make-ahead dessert, and we love the pairing of the slightly crunchy crust and the silky smooth blueberry filling. It’s a beautiful and colorful way to cool off on a hot summer’s evening with friends and family.
It lends itself to both a casual or more formal presentation with mint leaves and fresh bluebery garnish. You can make it up to a week ahead (keeping it wrapped and frozen), and with the almond flour crust, it is totally gluten-free.
Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Pie Recipe
Special Equipment ~ a 9-inch diameter springform pan
Makes one 9-inch diameter pie, servings -10-14
~2 1/2 cups (a little over a pint) washed blueberries (frozen works too)
~1 cup sugar or raw honey (honey works equally well)
~2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
~1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
~1 cup confectioner’s sugar, divided (for you adventurous souls, you might try coconut sugar for a healthier product)
~1 (16-oz) container organic plain yogurt
~2 cups heavy cream
~Optional Garnish: fresh blueberries, mint leaves
Coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray or butter.
In a small bowl, stir together the crust ingredients. Press into the bottom of the springform pan, and then place the pan in the freezer.
Pour the blueberries and 1 cup of sugar (or honey) in the bowl of your food processor; pulse just until a smooth puree is achieved. (May also be pureed 1 cup at a time in an electric blender.)
In a large bowl (such as the bowl of your standing mixer), beat cream cheese until smooth. Then beat in the vanilla extract and yogurt. Turn the machine off, add 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, and beat until well-blended. Finally, add the blueberry puree, and beat until smooth.
In a medium bowl, beat the heavy cream and the remaining confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Pour the finished filling into the springform pan. Freeze for 4 hours: (I recommend slicing the dessert into serving sizes shortly after freezing. Then once it has frozen hard, it will still be easy to serve.)
If not serving right away, cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight or for up to one week.
Serving ~ Remove from freezer 15 – 20 minutes before serving. Release the pie from the springform mold, and place it on a pretty serving platter. Garnish with blueberries and mint leaves.
I also found it as a tutorial for it over at A Garden For The House. The tutorial will direct you step-by-step as you make this wonderful dessert.
Pie can be stored in freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
So if you have extra blueberries, try this colorful and yummy frozen dessert to get multiplied ohhs.. and ahhs…
Bon appétit, my friends!
“And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.” ~ Deuteronomy 8:10
Thanks for reading!