Pies & Tarts

Black forest yogurt pie

Black forest yogurt pie takes just 5 minutes to make and is a light, flavorful treat.

A whole black forest yogurt pie is viewed from above. The medium pink filling is circled by swirls of whipped cream and the dark chocolate crust peeks out along the outer edge of the pie.

Becky is away at college and I’m missing her. This weekend was parent’s weekend but I couldn’t afford the trip up there to see her so I’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving.

In the meantime, I’m putting together a care package for her. She wants some salsa from Texas so I bought a jar of the local stuff. I also put in some wool socks as she’s already cold. I haven’t decided what else should go in the box yet.

A black forest yogurt pie sits on a white plate with a petalled border. The bright pink filling is circled by swirls of whipped cream around the edges. There is a slice missing from the lower left side of the pie. that slice sits on a plate in the upper right corner of the photo. There are two forks below the plate with the slice.

When I was in college one of my friends introduced me to yogurt pie. They’re so easy, cheap and versatile the we had them a lot – almost as much as we had pizza.

What’s even better for a single college student, is they freeze well. I used to keep one in the freezer and slice off pieces to have while I was studying. I’d only thaw the whole thing if friends were coming over.

For those of you from outside the US, Cool Whip is stabilized whipped cream. If you can’t buy Cool Whip where you are or you prefer a substitute with fewer chemicals, you can make your own by following this recipe. If you want to reduce calories, use plain yogurt and add fresh fruit instead of the flavored yogurt.

This is a closeup of the whole pie. There is a clice missing from the front revealing the medium pink cherry yogurt filling. There are a few cherries visible suspended in the filling. The pie is circled by swirls of whipped cream and you can see the chocolate crust in the foil pan.

I used fruit on the bottom black cherry Greek yogurt for my black forest yogurt pie. I like the consistency of Greek yogurt better than other types of yogurt. You can use regular yogurt if you prefer. And you can choose any flavor yogurt. Lemon is really nice as is strawberry.

I also used a pre-made chocolate crust but you can make your own. Aside from the time savings, the great thing about the pre-made crusts is you can turn the top over to make a lid for the pie. There is a recipe for chocolate cookie crust with this vegan chocolate silk pie.

It’s easiest to slice this pie while it’s frozen but you’ll want to thaw it before serving so the chocolate chips aren’t too hard. It also has a very creamy texture when it’s thawed.

Yield: 1 pie

Black forest yogurt pie

A whole black forest yogurt pie is viewed from above. The medium pink filling is circled by swirls of whipped cream and the dark chocolate crust peeks out along the outer edge of the pie.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 3 containers (5.3 ounces each) black cherry yogurt
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip (divided)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 chocolate graham cracker crust


  1. If the fruit is on the bottom of the yogurt, mix fruit into yogurt and then mix yogurt into 6 ounces of the Cool Whip (3/4 of the tub).
  2. Add chocolate chips and then fill the crust with it.
  3. Freeze until ready to serve.
  4. Put last 2 ounces of Cool Whip in a pastry bag with a tip and use it to garnish the pie before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

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