No-Bake Cream Cheese Fruit Pie

We are always looking for ways to use fruit and get our kids excited about cooking.  One of our favorite summer recipes is making fresh fruit pies!  This is especially fun if we have freshly picked fresh cherries from our tree or if we have just gotten home from berry-picking.  (Check out my berry-picking tips!)

Fresh fruit can go overripe quite fast, and so this is one of our go-to recipes for using up fruit.

Last time we went fruit picking, we found the biggest blackberries I have ever seen!

To make the fruit pie:

Pie crust:

I purchase pre-made graham cracker crusts. We have also made our own, but it is also nice to have some on hand especially if we are in a rush to use up fruit.

For the filling — ** note that you may want to make 2x this mix to fill a pie crust.

~ 8oz package cream cheese, softened (you can also use neufchatel cheese – I don’t really notice a difference)
~ ½ cup granulated sugar
~ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Thoroughly mix the filling, and then spread into the pie crust(s). Be careful as spreading the cream cheese mix on the pie crust can pull apart the graham cracker crust.

Next, you simply cover the filling with fruit.  You can be creative and use anything that sounds tasty!  You can also cut the fruit into shapes, and make designs or patterns with the fruit.

Some fruits you may want to use:
~ blueberries
~ raspberries
~ strawberries
~ mandarin orange slices
~ cherries
~ kiwis

If you are ambitious and have the time, you can add an additional glaze to the tarts.  For this, you need:

~ 6 oz lime juice
~ 1 tablespoon cornstarch
~ ¼ cup granulated sugar

Heat mixture in a small pan until it thickens.  Allow to cool and then brush on the top of the tart – I recommend a silicone pastry brush.  Kids can enjoy “painting” their tarts.  You will have leftover glaze, but it can be difficult to cook a smaller portion.

Chill the tart before serving, which makes an especially nice treat on a hot day.  My kids love this recipe because they can really participate in creating the tarts, and it gets them excited about picking and eating fruit.  And since it doesn’t need to be cooked, they like to lick the spoon/spatula when we are done with the “batter”!

What do you think?

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12 Comments
  • Tasheena
    November 11, 2021

    I love no-bake recipes, looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

  • Amber Myers
    November 11, 2021

    I would eat so much of this pie. It looks amazing. I love no bake desserts!

  • Lisa Martin
    November 11, 2021

    Fruit pie is hands down my favorite dessert! This one looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Rose Ann Sales
    November 11, 2021

    Oh my! This looks like a really great recipe to try! I’m sure it taste so good, my kids would love this!

  • Alita Pacio
    November 11, 2021

    This is no-bake? wow! I cant believe it. I would love to try it

  • Kathy
    November 11, 2021

    This looks so good. I’ll definitely have to make this. I’m sure my whole family is going to love this.

  • Richelle Milar
    November 11, 2021

    I will surely try this with my kids! Such a really nice recipe you have here I love it!

  • Kelli A
    November 11, 2021

    This no bake fruit pie with cream cheese sounds so refreshing and delicious. I love fresh berries and this is a perfect way to use them up!

  • Rose Jane Carcedo
    November 12, 2021

    I love how easy this recipe to make! Thank you for sharing!

  • Anosa Malanga
    November 18, 2021

    I haven’t tried making something like this and I guess I got an idea to try this out over the weekend. Indeed a cool idea to do with my sister along.

  • Clarice
    November 19, 2021

    This is perfect! I am looking for a no-bake dessert and voila! I saw your post. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to make this.

  • vidya
    November 20, 2021

    this looks so awesomely pretty first of all, and then there are the ingredients that make it so yum + healthy too