LC Breakfast For Dessert Note
Whereas we often swoon to dessert for breakfast, we don’t often clamor for breakfast for dessert. But this lovely little concoction has us going gaga over just that. Mind you, it’s not exactly abstemious, but then, who said anything had to be?
Blueberry Yogurt Pie with Granola Crust
- Quick Glance
- 15 M
- 45 M
- Serves 8
- For the granola crust
- For the yogurt filling
- For the blueberry topping
Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
In a food processor, pulse 1 cup granola with the sugar and cinnamon, if using, until fine crumbs form. Drizzle in the butter and process until combined. Add the remaining 1/2 cup granola and pulse just until combined but still crumbly.
Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pie plate and press it evenly onto the bottom and all the way up the sides. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. Bake until the crust is golden and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer the pie plate to a wire rack to cool completely while you make the filling.
If using Greek yogurt, you can skip this step and go straight to next step. If not using Greek yogurt, place the yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined sieve set over a medium bowl. Let drain at least 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate overnight. Discard the liquid.
With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat the cream cheese until very smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Reduce the speed to low, add the yogurt, and beat until smooth.
Pour the filling into the cooled crust, cover loosely, and refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours or up to 1 day.
Just before serving, scatter the blueberries over the yogurt filling. Drizzle with the honey or pass the honey on the side for guests to drizzle, dribble, or otherwise decorate their slice of pie themselves.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
The opportunity to legitimately enjoy pie for breakfast is too good to pass up. The crust was as simple to prepare as a graham cracker crust. I liked the bigger clusters of granola incorporated with the fine crumbs. A light pat into the pie pan kept the bigger clusters in place. When I removed the crust from the oven, the whole house smelled of cinnamon and warmth. I allowed the yogurt to drain for about an hour. The filling was surprisingly light, creamy, and indulgent at the same time. This “pie” could easily accommodate any number of berries or other fruit like strawberries, cherries, or peaches. It was quite delightful.
Fabulous! So easy to make and really flavorful! While the addition of butter and sugar definitely take it out of the “healthy” category, I have to admit, I ate some for breakfast this morning. But that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be great anytime of day. It’s rich without being heavy and it tastes like summer. As with many of the things I make, I shared this with my coworkers, several of who immediately came running to my office begging for the recipe. The only change I would make next time would be to make this in individual ramekins because it didn’t hold together quite as you would expect a pie to.