Jell-O Yogurt Pie

Barbara Rolek
Photo taken by Barbara Rolek

Ingredients for Jell-O Yogurt Pie

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 ounces butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Or

  • 1 (9-inch) premade graham cracker crust

Filling

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (3-ounce) package Jell-O (in a flavor to match the fruit used)
  • 1 pint fresh fruit, stemmed, washed, dried and peeled, if necessary (leave small berries whole) + more for optional garnish
  • 12 ounces yogurt in a flavor to match the fruit used
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed, + more for optional garnish

Optional Garnish

  • Sliced fresh fruit or whole berries
  • Thawed nondairy whipped topping

Instructions

Make the Crust

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar until well combined and clumps when squeezed together. Press onto bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Make the Filling

  1. Boil water. Add Jell-O and stir until dissolved. Let cool slightly.
  2. Place fruit and yogurt in blender or food processor. Blend until fruit is completely puréed or stop when fruit is still in small chunks.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together whipped topping and slightly cooled gelatin. Stir in fruit-yogurt mixture. Pour mixture into baked and cooled graham cracker crust or purchased crust. Chill overnight or freeze for two hours to make cutting easier.

Garnish

If desired, right before serving so sliced fruit won't turn brown, garnish the top of the pie with slices of fruit or whole berries and a dollop of whipped topping.

Lots of Options With This Dessert

This easy no-bake dessert looks like you slaved all day. Put a different spin on this recipe by varying the Jell-O flavor, yogurt, and fruit. You also can make this low-fat and no-added-sugar by choosing ingredients with those designations. Another option is to freeze the pie and serve it as frozen yogurt pie.

Jell-O Yogurt Pie