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Summer is barking at the heels of spring and warm weather is here to stay . . . for a while. Yippee!
Fresh, Seasonal Fruit
Once summer makes an appearance, it’s all about fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies in my kitchen. When I’m making out my weekly spring and summer menus, light and bright becomes the focus of my meal planning.
Most of our summer meals are cooked on the outdoor grill and we turn to no-bake desserts. Cleanup seems to be easier too.
No-bake Mango and Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Pies are filled with a creamy, light, strawberry cheesecake Greek yogurt-based filling and topped with fresh fruits and mint. You can’t get any better than this.
Whether I’m entertaining guests at a summer cookout or it’s just the family, my Mango and Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Pies are always a big hit. Seems my son and I aren’t the only ones who crave our own individual dessert.
As your guests ooh and aah over your beautiful fruit topped mini pies, you don’t have to tell them how easy they are to make. Of course, once your family and friends ask for the recipe, you’ll have to fess up to how effortless these pies are.
Mango and Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Pies
Walmart is the place to buy all your baking needs. Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts are in the baking aisle. My son always enjoys having his own individual dessert. I have to admit that I like it too. I don’t have to share with anyone. It’s all mine.
Before leaving Walmart, I also grabbed Dannon® Light & Fit® Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt and Reddi-wip®. Then I headed to the produce department for fresh mangos, strawberries, and mint.
How to Tell If Mangos Are Ripe
Helpful Hint: A ripe mango will give slightly. Just like peaches or avocados, mangos become softer as they ripen. Ripe mangos will sometimes have a fruity aroma at their stem ends. Don’t go by color. The red color that appears on some varieties is not an indicator of ripeness.
How to Peel Mangos
Peel mangos from top to bottom. I use a use small paring knife, but you can use a y-shaped peeler as well. Then I slice the mango from top to bottom, circling the pit until all the flesh is removed. At this point, after inhaling the aroma of fresh mangos, you’ll want to take a minute and eat a few slices. Hold your horses – they taste even better on top of the pie.
You only need six ingredients to make my no-bake pie.
These Mini Pies Are So Easy To Make
Hull strawberries and slice into quarters. Peel and dice the mango. Set aside. At this point, you can add a teaspoon of your favorite sweetener, but I find that the fruit is sweet enough as is.
Helpful Hint: To hull strawberries, I use a plastic drinking straw. Insert the straw into the small end of the strawberry and push through to the stem end.
Wasn’t that easy?
Let’s make No-bake Mango and Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Pies
In a medium bowl, make the pie filling by combining the Light & Fit® Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt and Reddi-wip®. Fold gently until completely mixed. (Fold simply means to combine ingredients without knocking the air out of the mixture.)
Spoon the filling into the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts. Top with mangos and strawberries. Garnish with Reddi-wip® and a mint leaf just before serving. Or you can finely chop the mint leaves and add them to the fruit mixture.
Time to Serve Mango and Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Pies
There are several different options for serving Mango and Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt Mini Pies. You can serve them immediately or place in the fridge for a few hours. You can also freeze them and let thaw a few minutes before serving. These pies are effortless, easy and they taste delicious.
Want a bite? It’s as easy as pie and the kids would love to help with this one.