Lemon Yogurt "Cream" Pie

Sweetened with honey. An entirely whole wheat crust means no refined grains. Packed with protein from a yogurt base. Indulge. 

As always, baking up desserts healthy enough to eat for breakfast! 

And that is exactly what I did today. Pie and coffee for breakfast. I am one happy and nourished girl this morning. 

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Lemon Yogurt "Cream" Pie

For the Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup softened coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  1. Using a hand mixer, mix the flour, salt and oil together until you have good looking crumbs.
  2. Add water and continue to mix. If your crust is too crumbly, continue to add water until you get the right consistency.
  3. Press crust into a the bottom and up the sides of a pie pan. You might have some leftover crust depending on how thin you make it. 
  4. Bake your crust at 450F for 10 minutes. Let cool before adding pie filling.

For the Homemade Lemon Curd

  • 3 eggs
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  1. Mix together eggs, honey and lemon zest in a nonstick saucepan or pot. 
  2. Heat over low heat, then add coconut oil and continue to stir.
  3. Once melted, stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes until it thickens.
  5. Let cool before adding to pie filling.

For the Filling

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (I used 2% Fage so I can't vouch for fat free yogurt)
  • 1 1/2 cup homemade lemon curd (recipe above)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatin
  • 2 Tbsp water
  1. Mix together yogurt, lemon curd, honey and vanilla.
  2. Put the water and gelatin in a microwave safe bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Then microwave for 10 seconds until gelatin is dissolved and immediately whisk the hot gelatin into yogurt mixture.
  3. Pour into pie crust, cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 6 hours to allow pie to set up. 
  4. Add any toppings or garnish as desired and enjoy!

Notes: I garnished my pie with a few lemon slices, a sprinkle of shredded coconut and edible flowers. Berries would also make a great garnish for this pie!

                               Breakfast is served.

                               Breakfast is served.

Love & Zest <3