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:
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:
~ mandarin orange slices
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”!
TasheenaNovember 11, 2021
I love no-bake recipes, looking forward to giving this recipe a try.
Amber MyersNovember 11, 2021
I would eat so much of this pie. It looks amazing. I love no bake desserts!
Lisa MartinNovember 11, 2021
Fruit pie is hands down my favorite dessert! This one looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!
Rose Ann SalesNovember 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 PacioNovember 11, 2021
This is no-bake? wow! I cant believe it. I would love to try it
KathyNovember 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 MilarNovember 11, 2021
I will surely try this with my kids! Such a really nice recipe you have here I love it!
Kelli ANovember 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 CarcedoNovember 12, 2021
I love how easy this recipe to make! Thank you for sharing!
Anosa MalangaNovember 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.
ClariceNovember 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.
vidyaNovember 20, 2021
this looks so awesomely pretty first of all, and then there are the ingredients that make it so yum + healthy too
Fay DDecember 2, 2021
This sounds like it would be really refreshing. I think I’m going to make this but actually sub out the cream cheese for vegan cream cheese as I’m allergic to diary.
Yeah LifestyleDecember 2, 2021
What a tasty and beautiful looking dessert dish which I know my kids would love. Can’t wait to try this No-Bake Cream Cheese Fruit Pie
MELANIE EDJOURIANDecember 2, 2021
This sounds like a great dessert. We love anything with fresh fruit. I’m glad it’s easy to make.
Melissa DixonDecember 2, 2021
This looks like a really good dessert. I bet my whole family would love it.
Jasmine MartinDecember 3, 2021
This cream cheese fruit pie looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to make this for my family. They like desserts like this.
Thena FranssenDecember 3, 2021
Anytime I don’t have to turn on the oven, I’m counting that as a win! This recipe is one that I have to make!
LisaDecember 3, 2021
I’m salivating over this pie! It’s also good that it’s no bake, I’ll try and make this at home.
Natasha MairsDecember 3, 2021
This looks really lovely. A bit of change for me, as I always seem to eat chocolate with every dessert. So a fruit pie would make a nice change
KatDecember 4, 2021
thank you for this delicious recipe! perfect for the holidays.
Jupiter HadleyDecember 4, 2021
This looks so fresh and fun! I love Cheese Cakes and feel it might have the same texture and general taste – I’ll have to try your recipe.
Melissa CushingDecember 5, 2021
This looks so delicious! I am pinning this one to make soon as it is delicious and good for you 😉 I love this type of dessert and my kids will too! appreciate you sharing!
Just JuanDecember 9, 2021
I’ll admit that I may be the world’s worst eligible baker…when it comes to desserts. If there is a chance to prepare a high-level dessert without having to use my oven, I’m all for it. I’ll definitely add this one to the library for future use.
OscarMarch 24, 2022
Great recipe, loved all the berries. A delicious and creamy dessert. Thank you.
nancyMarch 24, 2022
great recipe. i love all the fruit options you used and totally awesome that it is no bake
Amy Liu DongMarch 24, 2022
I love everything about this pie, it looks so yummy. The ingredients are fresh and the presentation looks awesome making it enticing and tempting. I’ll definitely make this at home.
LeslieMarch 24, 2022
Isn’t there something magical about cream cheese? It just makes everything better! I love this recipe!
Topview CreatorsJune 14, 2022
Wow. This is always my favorite recipe