The weather may be changing but delicious desserts are always in season. Whether you're trying to beat the heat or stave off the cold, there's nothing like a sugary delight to make any bad day good and there are few sweet treats more tantalizing than pies! With a cookie-crumb crust and filling made of equal parts fruit and frosting (because we need to balance out the healthiness), pies are the ultimate shareable sweet treat perfect for any occasion. Pies can be a time-consuming dessert to prepare though, requiring a preheated oven, optimum temperatures, and no room for error.
The only thing worse than a pie that doesn't bake full through is a burnt pie. But what if you could just throw those concerns away? All you need to do is check out these easy and quick recipes for no-bake pies! There are dozens of possibilities in the world of no-bake desserts, and for those of you that need bigger servings, we've selected 6 of the best, most scrumptious pies that can be made oven-free, and we also threw in the nutrition content of each one! So when your oven is full to the brim with your dinner and all its accouterments, you’ll already have a fresh dessert ready in the fridge! Give these recipes a try and see which one works best for you.
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Autumn is officially here and Halloween is officially 1 month away, so there is no better pie to start this list off with than a delicious pumpkin treat. This pie gives you all the goodness of Halloween flavors mixed in with the classics like vanilla and chocolate. Here's what you need!
Step 1: Pour the pudding mix and milk into a large bowl and mix thoroughly until the mixture is thick.
Step 2: Once thickened, add the pumpkin and pumpkin spice as well as the chocolate chips and 2 cups of whipped topping folded into it.
Step 3: Use a spoon to scoop the mixture into your Graham cracker crust. Refrigerate your pie for at least 4 hours until it is completely set.
Step 4: Once it is fully set, spread the remainder of the whipped topping cream over the top of the pie in a manner of your choosing. For added taste and texture, garnish with chocolate curls and slivered almonds. Your pie is now ready to be sliced and served!
Fat: 15g (including 9g of saturated fat)
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Carbohydrates: 43g (including 2g of fiber and 32g of sugar)
If you’re looking to entertain with a colorfully sweet and minty delight, then look no further than the grasshopper pie. This is the dream pie for every lover of mint chocolate chip cookies looking to add some green to their refrigerator! Here’s what you need.
Step one: Beat the cream cheese until it gains a fluffy and thick consistency. Slowly add the condensed milk and continue to whisk the mixture thoroughly.
Step two: Add 15 drops of the green food coloring and continue beating the mixture until it is a light creamy green. Next, crumble the mint cookies and mix them into the batter. Finally, fold the whipped cream topping into the mix.
Step three: Scoop the entire mixture into the crust and then cover the dish. Freeze the pie overnight for the perfect texture. Keep in the freezer until 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving, garnishing each slice with the chopped cookies or whipped cream as per your preference.
Fat: 16g (including 11g of saturated fat)
Carbohydrates: 46g (including 1g of fiber and 38g of sugar)
Here’s a good old fashioned banana cream pie with all the creamy goodness of pudding and cookie crumbs, coupled with the sweet chewiness of bananas. It’s an old favorite, rich in fruity goodness and perfect for any occasion. Here’s what you need!
Step one: Take a large bowl and add the vanilla extract and milk to the instant pudding mix. Stir and whip well, until the mixture is thick and smooth. Then add 3 cups of whipped cream.
Step two: Once the filling is ready, pour 1 1⁄3 cups of it into the crust. Add the layer of banana by placing all the slices evenly and symmetrically across the first layer of pudding. Ensure the pudding is covered by bananas before slowly and evenly pouring in the remainder of the filling.
Step three: Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before eating. Ensure to keep the pie refrigerated until it is being served. If required, garnish each slice of pie with an additional banana slice.
Fat: 13g (including 9g of saturated fat)
Carbohydrates: 43g (including 1g of fiber and 29g of sugar)
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This delectable dessert is best saved for special occasions and is designed to give you the sugar rush you need (if fruity flavors aren’t quite doing the trick for you). It comes with all of your frozen dessert favorites from ice cream and hot fudge to chewy marshmallows! Here’s what you need to make it.
Step one: Mix the melted butter with 1 1⁄4 cups of crumbled cookies. Press the mixture onto the bottom and sides of the pie plate to make your crust.
Step two: Using a large bowl, thoroughly mix the remaining crushed cookies, marshmallows, and chocolate chips with the softened ice cream to create the filling for your pie. Spoon the mixture into your pie plate and allow it to freeze for 30 minutes.
Step three: After the pie has set, spread the whipped cream topping over the top of the pie and then add a light drizzle of hot fudge and caramel over the cream. Keep the pie covered and freeze overnight before serving.
Step four: Remove it from the freezer only 15 minutes prior to serving and garnish with additional crumbled cookies if desired.
Fat: 30g (including 17g of saturated fat)
Carbohydrates: 63g (including 3g of fiber and 47g of sugar)
To end this list on the most refreshing note, we have this dreamy and light orange pie, catered to go easy on the thighs. Since it is made with juice concentrates (and topped with fresh fruits), the same recipe can be used with pineapple, lemon and mango flavored concentrates as well as any other fruity flavor of your choosing. Here’s what you need for this frozen feast.
Step one: Using a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is fluffy and then pour in the juice concentrate. Mix thoroughly until the filling is creamy and smooth. Then add the whipped cream topping
Step two: Once the ingredients are added and the whipped cream is folded in, pour the entire filling into the pie crust. Cover it and freeze it for 4 hours at least, or until it is perfectly set.
Step three: Once your pie is set, you can remove it from the freezer 15 minutes before serving to ensure it remains sufficiently cool. Garnish each slice with the drained oranges prior to serving.
Fat: 7g (including 4g of saturated fat)
Carbohydrates: 35g (including 24g of sugar)
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