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Yogurt has lately become one of our favorite family indulgences. With all of the new yogurt flavors hitting the market, having a cup went from something I did because I thought I should – to something I did because I craved it. Like the new Whole Milk Greek Yogurt and the new Grassfed yogurt (both organic, of course) from Stonyfield rolling into stores through early 2016. They’re creamy, sweet and sometimes tart – like dessert! Yum! Dessert you say? Yep, why not? We’re making mini yogurt pies with ours!
My kids are always asking for dessert after dinner – and I’m not very good at saying no because I’m usually thinking the same thing. I love pies – something you might already know since I talk about them a lot.
Fun fact: I once flew to Sarasota, Florida to learn to make pie.
Recently, because I’m a Stonyfield YoGetter, the company sent me a big box of their organic Greek yogurt and their new Grassfed yogurt to try out. I found it so thick and creamy and tasty – I thought it perfect that we try and make mini pies out of it! Also a plus, the Greek yogurt containers came with a separate section full of fruit toppings. This made creating mini pies more of a art form – and a totally fun idea for a boring spring break evening with the kids!
The only ingredients we used to make our mini pies were a few containers of yogurt, a couple of mini pie crusts ( I cheated and bought the pre-made ones – don’t judge, these kids are wearing me out!) and a desire to have a little fun in the kitchen together “baking” – obviously thought these don’t really get “baked”, they’re no-bake!
The first thing I decided to do with my pie was to add some fruit from the yogurt container to the bottom of my crust. I wanted to keep the top white and clean looking, but have that strawberry pop of flavor when I took each bite. My kids liked to swirl theirs – technique is totally up to you. Plus with the separate fruit and yogurt it’s easy to add as much or as little fruit as you’d like.
After making a few layers of fruit, then yogurt, fruit and then yogurt again – I finished of the the top of the pie with just a dash of fruit for decoration. While we couldn’t wait to devour our mini yogurt pies and ate them immediately after creating – next time I would like to try and slightly freeze them before serving. I am also so excited over these cute little (and super easy) pies that I am totally making them for my friends at our next get together. With all of the yogurt flavors on the market, the possibilities are endless!
What new Stonyfield yogurt flavor would you choose for your pie? Check out all of the flavors here.