Vanilla Pudding Flower Pie With Raspberry, Kiwi, And Mango Flower Petals
When it comes to dessert, everyone's all about the cake, cupcakes, and cookies. But what about the delicious pies and puddings? Now it's finally their time to shine, thanks to this delicious vanilla pudding pie with pretty floral cutouts filled with fresh raspberries, kiwis, and mango!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
For the pie base:
- 12 oz oatmeal cookies
- 1¼ sticks melted butter
For the vanilla pudding:
- ½ cup sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 3 cups milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 10 gelatin sheets, soaked
For the fruit flower petals:
- 1 cup raspberries
- 3-4 kiwis, peeled & diced
- 1 mango, peeled & diced
For the decoration:
- whole raspberries
- diced mango
- mint leaves
1. For the pie base, crumble the oatmeal cookies, mix the crumbs with melted butter, and firmly press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan.
2. Rinse out the inside of a 16.9 fl oz plastic bottle with a grooved bottom (e.g. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Sprite, etc.). Cut off the bottom 2 inches of the bottle and flip the piece over so that the grooves are facing up. Repeat with 5 more bottles for a total of 6 grooved bottle pieces.
3. For the vanilla pudding, add the sugar, egg yolks, milk, butter, vanilla, and corn starch to a saucepan over low heat and whisk until a smooth cream forms. Squeeze the liquid out of the soaked gelatin sheets and stir them into the mixture until dissolved.
4. Pour the vanilla pudding over the pie base in the springform pan, about 1-inch deep, and let cool. Grease the grooved bottle pieces and gently push the tops into the pudding so that the grooved ends are facing up.
5. Pour the remaining vanilla pudding over the grooved bottle pieces in the springform pan and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
6. Once the pudding has set, carefully remove the grooved bottle pieces. To do so, unfold a paper clip and bend the end into a slightly curved shape. Heat the curved end with a lighter, press it into the plastic until it hooks under the middle, and gently lift up.
7. For the fruit flower petals, puree ¾ of the raspberries,¾ of the diced kiwi, and ¾ of the diced mango separately and fill 2 of the flower cavities with raspberry puree, 2 with kiwi puree, and 2 with mango puree. Decorate the fruit flower petals with the remaining corresponding fruit.
8. Decorate the middle of the vanilla pudding flower pie with whole raspberries, diced mango, and fresh mint leaves.
This pie looks beautiful, tastes great, and is super easy to prepare — what more could you possibly want in a dessert?!
Get the recipe for the Watermelon Jello Cake featured in the bonus video.