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1. Gather the ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz of vanilla yogurt (I used coconut milk yogurt to make the recipe vegan, but any yogurt, preferably one low in sugar, will do. A fruit flavored yogurt would work as well.)
  • 2 cups whipped “cream,” like SoyaToo, or regular whipped cream
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups fresh fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries, for keeping with a Fourth of July color scheme. Larger strawberries can be chopped in quarters of eighths.
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust OR See Step 2 and make your own, using 4 Tbsp margarine or butter and 8 long graham cracker sleeves (16 squares).

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2. Make the graham cracker crust.

Melt the margarine or butter over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, blend the graham crackers in a food processor until it is crumbs. Mix the margarine/butter and the graham crackers together in the pie pan and press down evenly. You can press the mixture of the sides slightly or just over the bottom for a thicker crust.

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3. Make the filling.

In a medium bowl, carefully mix together the whipped cream and the yogurt until well-combined.

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4. Add fruit, if desired.

This pie can be made using fresh fruit in the batter or you can simply leave it plain and decorate the top with all of the fruit. I would suggest adding up to 1/2 cup fruit, chopped into small pieces.

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5. Dress up your pie.

Place pie in the freezer for about 20 minutes, until the top begins to firm slightly. This keeps the fruit from sinking into the pie completely while decorating. Top as desired using any patriotic or festive design you please!

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6. Finish pie.

Return pie to the freezer and continue to freeze for another 2-3 hours. If you make this pie well in advance, take it out about 10 minutes before you are planning on serving it. It becomes very hard in the freezer but will soften enough to cut it in about 10 minutes. Cut into slices and enjoy!

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Festive Frozen Yogurt and Fruit Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz of vanilla yogurt (I used coconut milk yogurt to make the recipe vegan, but any yogurt, preferably one that is low in sugar, will do. A fruit flavored yogurt would work as well.)
  • 2 cups whipped “cream”, like SoyaToo, or regular whipped cream
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups fresh fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries, for keeping with a Fourth of July color scheme. Larger strawberries can be chopped in quarters of eighths
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust OR Make your own, using 4 Tbsp margarine or butter and 8 long graham cracker sleeves (16 squares). See below.

Make the crust if choosing the homemade option. Melt the margarine or butter over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, blend the graham crackers in a food processor until crumbs. Mix the margarine/butter and the graham crackers together in the pie pan and press down evenly. You can press the mixture of the sides slightly or just over the bottom for a thicker crust. In a medium bowl, carefully mix together the whipped cream and the yogurt until well-combined. This pie can be made using fresh fruit in the batter or you can simply leave it plain and decorate the top with all of the fruit. I would suggest adding up to 1/2 cup fruit, chopped into small pieces. Pour the filling into the pie pan. Place pie in the freezer for about 20 minutes, until the top begins to firm slightly. This keeps the fruit from sinking into the pie completely while decorating. Top as desired using any patriotic or festive design you please! Return pie to the freezer and continue to freeze for another 2-3 hours. If you make this pie well in advance, take it out about 10 minutes before you are planning on serving it. It becomes very hard in the freezer but will soften enough to cut it in about 10 minutes. Cut into slices and enjoy!