So there it was. The perfect reason (or excuse?) to make a pie. I don’t have a clue as to why Sunday Supper decided to pick pie as an event theme. It could be because Pi Day is coming up next month. Or perhaps someone on the team had a massive pie craving. Or pies are tasty and there are so many different kinds. Why doesn’t matter. What matters is I got to make this No-Bake Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Tart.
What and when is Pi Day? Pi or rather the Greek letter “π” is the mathematical symbol representing a constant – the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately 3.14159. So Pi Day is March 14th. Foodies are all over it because traditional pies are round. If you pay attention, you’ll notice pie recipes, articles, celebrations, and more on and before Pi Day.
There are so many different types of pies. Just “pie” alone consists of traditional, sweet, savory, single crust, double crust, no crust, no-bake, baked, hand, pot, mini, etc. Then you get to the other variations; tart, galette, quiche, pizza, and the list goes on. Choosing which pie to make was challenging. Then I remembered to look at my secret Pinterest idea board. The answer stood out like a beacon.
Last summer I was looking for no-bake dessert ideas. I found this lovely blueberry cheesecake one and pinned it. I thought about using it as inspiration for some sort of bars or mini pies. I never got around to it. I completely forgot about it too. That is, until this pie event. I changed up a few things and called it a cream cheese tart. Why? Because to me cheesecake involves eggs and either flour or cornstarch. Without either of those ingredients it is basically sweetened and flavored cream cheese.
How is No-Bake Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Tart? It’s creamy and flavored with juices of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It has a basic graham cracker crust giving it added crumbly and somewhat crunchy texture (plus the flavor of it too). You could substitute any of the berries for your favorites.
The tart would be fantastic for Easter. Just look at its pastel purple color. I think it is quite pretty. Of course, the color would change if you use different berries or only one berry. Think pink when using raspberries or strawberries and blue with blueberries or blackberries.
Are you ready for a pie fest? Scroll down to see all the different ones Sunday Supper tastemakers made for this event. There are loads of them. The recipe for each one is a click away. Also look at my most popular one, Self-Crust Coconut Pie. It would be great for Easter too.
No-Bake Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Tart
For the crust:
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
For the filling:
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fresh berries for garnish
For the crust:
Whisk or stir together cracker crumbs and sugar. Add butter and stir to combine.
Press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of an 11-inch round tart pan with removable bottom. Chill for at least 1 hour.
For the filling:
Place berries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until berries soften and begin releasing juices, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally while cooking.
Transfer berries and juices into a strainer over a bowl. Press berries using a silicone spatula or spoon to release juices. Discard pulp.
You should have between 1/3 to 1/2 cup of berry juice. Place juice in refrigerator to cool to room temperature or cooler (while crust is chilling).
Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and beat to combine.
Add whipping cream and vanilla and beat to combine (make sure there are no lumps). Add berry juice and beat to combine.
Spread filling evenly into prepared crust. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Garnish with fresh berries if desired. Keep tart chilled when not serving.
Time stated does not include time for chilling crust, berry juice, or finished tart.
Recipe adapted from Easy Blueberry No Bake Cheesecake on the Created by Diane website.
Pies come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, and variations. There are traditional ones, tarts, galettes, hand pies, pot pies, and more. Take a look at all the various pie recipes by Sunday Supper tastemakers:
Sweet As Pie
- Banana Cream Pie from Recipes Food and Cooking
- Blood Orange Pie from The TipToe Fairy
- Brown Sugar Pie from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Cherry Chocolate Brownie Pie from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart from Desserts Required
- Chocolate Pudding Pie from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Easy Lemon Pie from Basic N Delicious
- Fresh Lemon Hand Pies from From Gate to Plate
- German Sweet Chocolate Cream Pie from Meal Planning Magic
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Pie from NinjaBaker
- Gluten Free Mini Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Pies from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Grapefruit Pie from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies from Pies and Plots
- Irish Cream Coffee Mud Pie from The Crumby Cupcake
- Leaf Topped Apple Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Magic Cookie Bar Pie from Moore or Less Cooking
- Mixed Berry Hand Pies from My Imperfect Kitchen
- No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Pie from Feeding Big and More
- No Bake Blueberry Mini Filo-Pies from Hardly A Goddess
- No-Bake Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Tart from Magnolia Days
- Orange Meringue Pie from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Paifala (Samoan Pineapple Half Moon Pies) from Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie from Sweet Mornings
- Perfect Manhattan Pie from The Texan New Yorker
- Pineapple Meringue Pie from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Quick Swiss Apple Pie from Confessions of a Cooking Diva
- Raspberry Cheesecake Pudding Pie from Flour On My Face
- Strawberry Mascarpone Tart from Taste And See
- Baked Puerto Rican Meat Pies from Sunday Supper Movement
- Beef & Red Wine Pie from Wholistic Woman
- Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Grated Potato Crust from Food Lust People Love
- Chard and Parsnip Galette from Caroline’s Cooking
- Cornish Pasties from Palatable Pastime
- Homity Pie (British Potato Leek Pie) from Curious Cuisiniere
- Italian Cheesy Artichoke and Asparagus Phyllo Pie from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Italian Hand Pies from Brunch-n-Bites
- Irish Shepherd’s Pie from The Freshman Cook
- Jamaican “No-Beef” Patties from What Smells So Good?
- Mini Swiss Quiches from Family Around The Table
- Mushroom Swiss Quiche from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Pizza Rustica from Monica’s Table
- Salmon Pot Pie from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Savory and Spicy Mincemeat Pie from eating in instead
- Shepherd’s Pie Hand Pies from Our Good Life
- Skillet Shepherd’s Pie from Life Tastes Good
- Spaghetti Pie from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Spicy Korean Cottage Pie from kimchi MOM
- Taco Hand Pies from Kitchen Gidget
- Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie from Books n’ Cooks
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