Monday, May 12, 2014

Banana Split Yogurt Pie

Our family has been making frozen yogurt pies for years. I will share the basic recipe and variations in a future post. But for Mother's Day I decided to get creative. I made a Banana Split Yogurt Pie. I faintly remember trips to a Diary Queen or a similar place in the neighborhood to bring back Banana Splits for the family. I remember holding the splits and trying not to let the melting ice cream run all over the place. This pie has all that flavor but is so much neater. The fruit is suspended, frozen in a mix of vanilla Greek yogurt and cool whip. Using fresh strawberries and can pineapple is much healthier than all the sugary preserves and syrups. It still tastes decadent with a layer of chocolate fudge hiding under the cool whip topping. I didn't forget the nuts and cherries. There is a stemmed cherry for each piece. This pie is refreshing, light and delicious. The family was impressed with how much it tastes like a banana split. This experiment is a keeper.



Banana Split Yogurt Pie
Serves 6

Ingredients

2 cartons of light vanilla Greek yogurt
1/3 cup sliced banana
1/3 cup sliced Strawberries
1/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained well
8 oz. light whipped topping, thawed
1 prepared graham cracker pie crust
Hot fudge topping
Chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans
6 Maraschino cherries on the stem

Directions

Place yogurt in a mixing bowl, fold fruit into yogurt. Add an equal amount of whipped topping (about 1-1/2 cups or half of the carton) gently fold whipped topping into yogurt and fruit mixture. Pour into pie crust and spread evenly. Place pie in the freezer and freeze solid. When frozen, spread the top with a thin layer of hot fudge, the remaining whipped topping, chopped nuts and garnish with cherries.





Linking to:
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
The Tumbleweed Contessa: What'd You Do This Weekend?
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
Mary's Kitchen: Tuesdays with a Twist
Dizzy Busy & Hungry: Wine'd Down Wednesday
Family Home and Life: Wow Us Wednesday
Bun In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Seasons Blog Hop
Horrific Knits: Inspired Weekends
My Turn For Us: Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends
Creative K Kids: Tasty Tuesdays
Love Bake Good Cakes: The Ultimate List of Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Milkshakes
Carole's Chatter: Food on Friday - Pineapple

9 comments:

  1. I love that this is made with yogurt. Great idea, Denise!

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  2. You had me at Banana Split... then I realized it was a yogurt pie and really fell in love. :) Found you on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I HAD to pin this and I hope to try it soon.

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  3. Looks delish. I'll try it with a crust made out of almond meal to make it gluten free. Pinned it! I got here via a linkup, I just can't remember which one. Too many tabs open as usual! LOL

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  4. This sounds delicious! Im a new Pinterest follower from "Tasty Tuesdays"!

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  5. I would love a nice slice of your Banana Split Yogurt Pie right now. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. The pie look absolutely delish. Pinning on my personal board also. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Cheers and have a nice day.

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  7. WOW!!! This looks absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Hope to see you again this week!
    Mary @ Back to the Basics

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  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe and congrats on the feature on easy life party. I pinned and would love to try this recipe.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  9. What a yummy looking summer treat!

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