Frozen Dessert! Easy Cherry Frozen Yogurt Pie
Today I’m sharing the ultimate easy frozen dessert. It’s a frozen yogurt and cherry pie. Click here to skip ahead to this easy frozen dessert recipe. I’ve also got a cool giveaway with two cool prizes: One lucky winner will receive a Zoku Ice Pop Maker with Zoku accessories and another winner will receive a wonderful OXO gift pack. Click here to skip down to enter the giveaway now.
Yesterday morning I found my son J in the kitchen rifling through twist-tied bags of veggies and packets of freezer-burnt chicken breasts.
“What are you doing?” I asked him.
He’d had been caught with his hand in the freezer and his eyes drooped over to me with the guiltiest of looks.
It was 6:00 am and he was searching for Cherry Frozen Yogurt Pie.
He loves that pie. He’s requested it for dessert at every dinner for the past week. And now he wants it for breakfast too. The thing is, even though I said no, it wouldn’t have actually been an unhealthy breakfast since its main ingredients are yogurt and cherries.
In retrospect, I wonder if I should have let him have it. But I worry about setting a precedent whereby it’s o.k. to eat frozen desserts at 6 am.
What do you think?
What if I renamed the recipe Easy Cherry Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Pie? Would it be o.k. then?
Before sharing the recipe for my son’s favorite frozen dessert (erm…frozen breakfast) with you, I’m going to tell you a bit about freezing yogurt:
Did you know that frozen yogurt is really just yogurt that’s been frozen? To make frozen yogurt, put it in a covered freezer-safe container in the freezer and then stir it every now and then until frozen.
And you can also make frozen treats by combining yogurt with other ingredients in different ways.
For instance, you can make super simple frozen yogurt sandwiches by glopping some yogurt onto a cookie, topping it with another cookie and then freezing it. Click here for an example recipe that uses graham crackers as the cookies. It’s such a healthy frozen snack for the kids (and for moms too!).
Or make today’s unique frozen dessert by mixing yogurt with fruit and plopping it into a baked pie shell.
Here’s how to do it.
- 1-9" homemade baked pie crust or a bought pie crust baked according to package directions
- ½ lb fresh cherries, pitted, destemmed and halved
- 2 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 and ½ cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
- In a medium sized bowl combine half of the cherries with the honey, cinnamon and yogurt. Glop the yogurt mixture into the baked pie shell. Place the remaining cherries on top of the yogurt in a non-overlapping layer (these cherries won't sink into the mixture and so will stay vibrant and pretty on the top of the pie).
- Put the pie into the freezer until frozen solid, at least 2 hours. If not serving immediately, cover the pie tightly with plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
- Remove the pie from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes, just to let it soften slightly. Cut into 8 wedges and serve.
More Frozen Desserts:
This post is part of Frozen Treat Week where a group of us bloggers have gotten together to share our favorite frozen treat recipes with you. Here are the other recipes that the participating bloggers have shared today:
Mango Raspberry Pops from Katie’s Cucina
Mango Margarita Boozesicles from Nutmeg Nanny
Blood Orange Chocolate Popsicles from Rachel Cook’s
Cookies & Ice Cream Pie from Chocolate & Carrots
Pineapple Mint Popsicles from Sweet Remedy
3-Minute Easy Cherry Chocolate Sorbet from An Edible Mosaic
Chocolate Blueberry Crumble Pop from Cooking with Books
Bananas Foster Ice Cream from The Baker Chick
1 Ingredient Cherry Ice Cream from Foodie with Family
White Chocolate Buttermint Ice Cream from Eats Well With Others
Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles from Damn Delicious
Frozen Treat Week Giveaways:
As part of Frozen Treat Week, we’re also offering you the chance to win one of two amazing prizes today. The first prize is a Zoku Ice Pop Maker with Zoku accessories. The second prize is a wonderful OXO gift pack.