Fresh Tropical Fruit No-Bake Pie

Pat Morris


Last week I had a small get-together for a few friends to celebrate one of our friends on his birthday. The celebrant is Diabetic and has high Cholesterol -but he wanted a pie for his birthday. Here is what I came up with -I used three different fresh, tropical fruits. You can even use one or two. Everyone enjoyed it -especially the "birthday boy."

You only bake the pie crust. I use the Never-Fail Pie Crust recipe (posted with my recipes). You can use any prepared crust.

Use fresh, raw fruit. I am also going to try it with different fruits. I bet some of you have good ideas too!

pinch tips: How to Make a Pie Shell & Lattice Top





15 Min


prepared, baked pie crust
1 1/2 c
apricot nectar (you can use any canned nectar)
4 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
8 Tbsp
splenda (reserve 4 tablespoons for whipped cream.) -can use sugar or honey for glaze.
1/2 tsp
1 c
fresh pineapple, cubed
2/3 c
fresh mango, cubed
1/3 c
papaya, cubed
1 c
heavy whipping cream, whipped
1/2 c
moist coconut
1/2 c
chopped nuts

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare one cooked 9-inch pie shell using packaged pie crust, or your favorite recipe for crust.
In a 2-quart saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups Apricot Nectar to the boiling point (You could use Guava or any Nectar).

Cool to room temperature.
Dissolve: 4 tablespoons Cornstarch in 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice; add 4 tablespoons Splenda (can use Sugar or Honey) and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Add to saucepan with the nectar, and cook until thick and clear (Don’t walk away –it thickens fast.); cool slightly.
Add 2 cups chopped or diced fresh fruit. I used a combination of fresh pineapple, mango and papaya. You could use any combination that you like or just one fruit.
Spoon into baked pie shell. Chill.
Spread 1 cup heavy whipping cream whipped with 4 tablespoons Splenda(Can use Sugar)on top of chilled pie.
Lightly distribute 1/2 cup moist coconut mixed with 1/2 cup chopped nuts over the top (I used peanuts, but I figure depending on the fruit you use, you can use different nuts and with or without the coconut.).
Enjoy. Please let me know if you make this pie -and also if you use different fruits. I think it would be nice to try different fresh fruits -peaches, oranges, strawberries???

Here is a picture of the pie along with a pound cake he probably shouldn't have had but wanted. Hey, it was his birthday, comes only once a year and I am not his Mama. It was good too. Smile!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Yummy, #sugar-free