Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Easy Apricot Cheesecake Pie


With the holiday weekend fast approaching, you might be on the lookout for a quick and easy no bake dessert that is diet friendly...

If you are, this cheesecake pie is your answer! 

Super easy because it's made with just a few ingredients and a store-bought premade reduced fat graham cracker crust. Quick because you just whip all the ingredients together and chill.  The fruit flavor comes from a 10oz. jar of all fruit spread, so you can customize it however you like!  I used apricot spread here because that is what I picked up at the store, but any flavor would work. Make sure you use an ALL fruit spread so the nutritional information below is correct. 

This cheesecake pie is on the soft side, even after it sets up, so you will want to keep it refrigerated until it's time to slice and eat it. 



Easy Apricot Cheesecake Pie
adapted from allrecipes


Servings - 10   Serving size - 1/10th of pie   Points Plus per serving - 5 Points+
Calories - 203.8,   Total Fat - 8.1g,   Carb. - 30.4g,   Protein - 3.1g,   Fiber - 4.7g

1-9" reduced fat graham cracker crust
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
1-10 oz. jar of ALL fruit spread, any flavor
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
4 oz. Cool Whip Free (plus additional to garnish, if you wish)

In large bowl, combine the cream cheese and the entire jar of fruit spread with electric mixer until smooth.  Fold in Cool Whip Free.  Chill in refrigerator for several hours to set.  Garnish as desired.  Keep chilled until ready to serve. 

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Quick, easy and yummy.  I will definitely be experimenting with other flavors, maybe even combine some flavors next time and add some fresh fruit.  

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been touched by yesterday's tragedy in Oklahoma.  So sad.  Seems like these days, we are constantly reminded of how short life really is.  Take the time to tell those you love how you feel and live each day to it's fullest.  





11 comments:

  1. This would be great if someone had unexpected company! I love fruit in my desserts :)

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    1. You are right! couldn't get much easier than this!!

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  2. Oh I love simple, easy recipes. This one sounds really good. Your lime gelatin dessert was a hit and I'll be blogging it this coming Thursday :)

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed the jello! and yup, this one is so easy!

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  3. Lovely words to close your post Renee!! :) Thank you for that, and for this fantastic looking recipe!

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  4. I once created a pie like this with strawberry jelly but unfortunately didn't use an all-fruit one and it was a little fakish--like too sweet or something. I fixed the soft-set by dissolving a pack of unflavored gelatin in 1/4 cup boiling water and letting it cool a bit before adding into the filling mixture-worked like a charm! This sounds utterly delish--I never had an apricot pie of any sort!

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    1. That sounds like a great fix to help it set up better V. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. I love anything with a graham cracker crust! We don't have t.v. at my step-sons house, but we were out yesterday and saw the videos of the destruction in Oklahoma - so sad!

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  6. How easy! I love it. Have a great holiday weekend!

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  7. ohmygosh! I'm with biz- you had me at graham cracker crust. My husband gets mad because I always eat all of the crust. SO YUMMY!

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