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Cheesecake Inspired Black Cherry Yogurt and Granola Pie

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Black Cherry Yogurt and Granola PiePhoto and Recipe Reprinted with Permission from Emmi Roth USA

Cheesecake Inspired Black Cherry Yogurt and Granola Pie

Photo and Recipe Reprinted with Permission from Emmi Roth USA
May 26th is National Cherry Dessert Day. Need an extra special cherry dessert to celebrate? I've got just the recipe for you: Cheesecake Inspired Black Cherry Yogurt and Granola Pie. Not only is it easy to make, it's quite tasty too!

Thanks to Emmi Roth USA for sharing this recipe.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Refrigerate at least: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 40 minutes

Yield: One 9-inch Pie

Ingredients:

  • Crust:
  • 2-1/4 cups of granola, plain
  • 4 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup Emmi Swiss Black Cherry Yogurt
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 9" pie plate
  • Topping:
  • 14 ounces fresh or canned sweet cherries (or cherry pie filling)

Preparation:

Method:
  • To strain the yogurt, place 1 cup of Emmi yogurt in a strainer over a bowl and allow it to refrigerate for 1 hour. This will drain out unnecessary liquids.
Crust:
  • In a food processor, pour in 2-1/4 cups of granola, sugar and ground cinnamon.
    Grind this mixture until it is in fine crumbs.
  • Once it is in crumbs, add in butter and pulse it to combine.
  • Then add in the remaining granola and pulse the mixture into coarse crumbs.
  • Place the granola mixture into the bottom of pie plate and press it firmly into the sides and then into the bottom to fill the plate.
  • Put the crust in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow it to cool.
  • Once cooled, bake the crust at 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
  • When the crust is done baking, allow it to cool completely before filling it with the pie mixture.
Filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the softened cream cheese for about 2-3 minutes on medium speed or until really smooth.
  • Once the cream cheese in smooth, add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix together on medium speed until completely combined.
  • Take the strained yogurt out of the refrigerator and add it to the mixing bowl. On a low speed, combine the ingredients together, but make sure not to over-beat the filling.
Assembling:
  • Scoop the filling into cooled crust and spread it out evenly.
  • Place plastic wrap directly over the pie and chill in the refrigerator for 6 hours.
Topping:
  • Once the Cheesecake Inspired Black Cherry Yogurt and Granola Pie has chilled, top each serving with a spoonful of fresh or canned sweet cherries.

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