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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Greek-Style Yogurt Pie with Fruit Preserves





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Tonight, out of an abundance of yogurt, I have yet another custard dessert to share with you. Not all stores in this area carry Greek yogurt, so, when it's available, I've been known to buy more than I really need and then end up scrambling to use it before it goes bad. This pie is an example of where my over exuberance in the dairy aisle leads. It's a Greek-style yogurt pie that, despite similar ingredients, is creamier and slightly sweeter than the yogurt pie we made and posted here a few days ago. It also has an interesting crust that is made from a mixture of white and whole wheat flour that is fortified with wheat germ. There are no berries in the pie but it is topped with a copious quantity of fruit preserves. You may prefer to use macerated fruit as a topping. You will find the pie needs the sweetness the fruit provides. While it is easy to make, there is significant wait time before the pie can be served. It's best to make the pie the night before you plan to serve it. It's worth the wait. Here's the recipe.

Greek-Style Yogurt Pie with Fruit Preserves
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, courtesy of Kyra at TasteBook

Ingredients:
Crust
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
3 tablespoons wheat germ
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
Filling
2 cups whole-milk Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
4 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fruit preserves, such as plum or strawberry

Directions:

1) To make crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place flours, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon in food processor bowl. Process to combine. Add butter and sugar; process until dough holds together. Press crust mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Freeze 15 minutes. Cover edge with foil. Bake until beginning to dry out, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely. (Leave oven on.)
2) To make custard: Stir yogurt, vanilla and zest in a bowl. Stir in butter and yolks. Stir sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl; stir into yogurt mixture until smooth. Pour into crust.
3) Bake, with foil covering edge of crust, until just set in center, 45 to 55 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool 1 hour. Spread jam over center of pie. Refrigerate at least 3 hours (up to overnight). Yield: 10 servings.

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65 comments :

Bridgett said...

Your photos are stunning! I also tend to buy a lot of Greek Yogurt when I see it and the honey one is the one I am completely addicted to. This pie is gorgeous.

Sushma Mallya said...

Tempting one, very beautiful..

alwayswinner786 said...

Stunning! What a lovely color and I know it will taste divine!

®osadimaggio63 said...

Ohhhh la mia povera dieta !!!!
Questa foto di primo mattino รจ veramente una tentazione !!
Buona giornata Mary :-)

Term Papers said...

nice and delicious foods, i really love to eat..

Cherine said...

Awesome!! This pie looks irresistible!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

You have certainly found my week spot with cheeses cakes and yoghurt pies!! Yummy. Diane

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I so agree, u have the most beautiful pics for ur gorgeous creations...way way good....super Good....
So muc love and cheer...and this Yoghy pie sounds to my heart near and dear!!!
Delicious recipes my dear Mary!!!

zurin said...

This looks almost like a cheesecake...ive yet to try Greek yoghurt...ive heard how lovely it is so I have to give it a go...With this beautiful pie.. definitely. beautiful pics!

Debinhawaii said...

This looks delicious! Love that crust and the pie looks so creamy and good.

Silvia said...

Made me crave for it! Will try it definitely!

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, all the stores here seem to be carrying Greek yogurt now-even the most "basic" markets. Consequently, I always seem to have it on hand:) I will be trying this. It looks perfect for a summer meal
xoxo Pattie

Donna-FFW said...

Delicious, healthy, simple to make, I love these type of desserts!!! So gorgeous too!!!

lostpastremembered said...

this looks like a dessert that is good for me!!! nummy crust and filling. I always have yogurt on hand.

My Little Space said...

The pie sounds marvellous! I love your photo too. Have a great day!
Regards, Kristy

PeggyR said...

That sounds and looks so good!

Joy said...

I am loving these yoghurt pies! I can't wait much longer to try one!

Julie said...

This is beautiful! Love the color. My regular store is just starting to carry greek yogurt. I think it would be delicious in a pie. Almost cheesecake like?

Martha said...

Ahhh, makes me want to go out and buy extra Greek Yogurt! This looks yummy!

Taylor said...

This looks great! I love greek yogurt, so I think this would be right up my alley!

penny aka jeroxie said...

yoghurt and custard together... hmm! I like this pie.

Debbi Smith said...

This looks great! Awesome photos! Thanks!

Ana Powell said...

Well delicious and lovely ♥

Alanna Kellogg said...

My 'regular' grocery now carries several varieties of Greek yogurt -- all, much to my dismay, non-fat versions. I get the idea that this means that newcomers to Greek yogurt won't 'get' what makes it special.

Your pie looks great, Mary, I love the idea of the nuttiness in the crust.

Bellini Valli said...

Greek yogurt is non-existent here so when I am in Seattle I always pick some up.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I've heard that Greek yogurt is the latest health craze, so needless to say, I'm sure this recipe will be popular. Looks melt-in-your-mouth yummy, and healthy too!

Cathy said...

Greek yogurt is so delicious. I like the plain with a drizzle of honey and a bit of granola. Yum, as good as cheesecake...well almost.

Big Dude said...

That looks delicious

San said...

That's a decadent pie one would crave for.Completely attractive n innovative.Wish i could taste it :)

Lindsey Frances said...

This sound so delicious! I may try a variation of this soon.

Mary said...

Term Papers, welcome to One Perfect Bite. I hope you visit with us often. Blessings...Mary

Queen B. said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HELLO ! yum !

Ann said...

OMG!! love the color and looks so delicious. Terrific pie.

Susi said...

I know my family would gobble this up, it looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

Mary said...

Zurin, thanks for your kind words. I'm unable to post on your blog, so I'll tell you here how much I love your hot and sweet sauce. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joe Ambrosino said...

I love Greek Yogurt too! I will try this for Father's Day, Mary. I really trust your ability to cook, so I readily follow your recipes.

Jeannie said...

That piece of pie just begs to be eaten it looks so good! Beautifully taken photos!

Michael Toa said...

What a beautiful pie. I really like to colour. And I'm sure it tastes delicious. :)

Mary said...

Joe, thanks for the vote of confidence. It's a nice pie. You won't be disappointed. Blessings...Mary

ButterYum said...

I buy huge containers of Greek yogurt at Costco and usually have to scramble to use it up too. It's a wonderful substitution for sour cream (I sub up to 50% of the sour cream called for in a recipe). Same goes for mayonnaise.

Thanks for the recipe... will bookmark it!

:)
ButterYum

Katrina said...

Yum and probably more healthy with the Greek yogurt than a cheesecake is!

Lady Ren said...

I love greek yogurt- I find that it tastes more like 'real' yogurt- I have never thought to make a dessert using yogurt- Great idea.

Sophie said...

Hello Mary!!

What a stunning pie & just look at those vibrant colours!! oooh yes!


I would like to savour a big slice,...thank you!

Maria said...

I love the use of yogurt. Love this dessert!

Federica said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm.....che irresistibile!! bravissima!ciao!

Rachel Cotterill said...

It looks a little bit like cheesecake - how does it compare? Softer, I would guess?

Barbara said...

I'm fascinated with this recipe! I don't think I have ever eaten a yogurt pie. I love Greek yogurt...always have it in the fridge, so I could easily make this. I think I even have wheat germ.
It's really lovely!

Babette said...

Ooh, that makes me absolutely crave strawberry jam...lovely.

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

this looks so good! love the colors and textures you captured in your photos!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love pie.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love Greek yogurt and tend to overbuy it as well, especially when I pick up the huge tub at Costco. I will save this recipe for the next time that happens! What a gorgeous pie!

Jen said...

This sounds delicious! I actually bought some greek yogurt - I was thinking I would make some granola to eat with it, but I may use this recipe instead!

Oh and thank you for your kind comment - I love your blog, and it made me very happy that you checked mine out.

Jen

Pam said...

Oh Mary, it's beautiful! I could eat a slice of this for dinner an be perfectly happy.

Joanne said...

I love the sound of this tart pie with the macerated fruit topping! Absolutely gorgeous. I always have Greek yogurt on hand...expressly for making things like this!

tasteofbeirut said...

This looks delicious! I love the tanginess that yogurt imparts to a cake!

Kim said...

I buy lots of greek yogurt too. In fact, I have some in my fridge right now that needs my attention;D This pie looks delicious. I imagine it tastes like a tangy cheesecake.

M. said...

this looks like a perfect summer dessert, just yummy and beautiful :)

Arlette said...

what a scrumptious pie, never had yogurt pie before, this is must try soon.

By the way if you have leftover yogurt, turn them into Lebanese yogurt cheese (Labneh)either by draining them on cheese cloth to dry completely , or turn them into small balls and let them dry on a towel for couple of days then fill in a jar and add olive oil, the best for sandwiches, or side dish or light lunch.. serve with fresh mint, tomatoes, cucks, lettuce... healthy and delicious...

Oystergirl said...

My Goodness! I will have to try this amazing looking pie in a few weeks when i finally get my raw milk order and can make some scratch yogurt. My dad is greek and he will love this! Thanks hun for sharing and for your wonderful site! Happy friday! Alex
A Moderate Life

Cara said...

Love the sound of this! I love the tanginess that yogurt provides with a little sweeteness to cut it.

Claudia said...

If Greek yougurt is an ingredient, I am there. Yogurt, pie, yogurt cake, yogurt dip.... yogurt plain. And it is a stunner. I love the idea of the fruit with sugar.

Foodycat said...

I am floored by your photos! This looks so tempting.

GG said...

Wow, I can't wait to try this! I recently discovered Greek yogurt and have been looking for recipes to use with it.

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Mary - it sounds absolutely delicious, and the photos are simply perfect.

Thanks for linking the Yogurt Panna Cotta recipes on Taste With The Eyes!
Lori Lynn

elaine2810 said...

I just made this tonight, and it was delicious. I cheated and used a graham cracker crust, only used 1/2 cup sugar in the filling, and topped with about 1/2 cup of fig preserves. It was definitely sweet enough for my taste. Because I was short on time, I cooled it for an hour on the rack, then cooled in the freezer for another hour. It turned out great. Thank you for posting!!

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