Greek Yogurt Icebox Pie with Coriander and Fresh Blueberries


Description

This Greek Yogurt Icebox Pie brings together the tart and refreshing flavors of yogurt and blueberries with the floral and citrus elements of coriander. The style is rustic, but the spice adds subtle complexity and a bit of sophistication. You can serve it as a summer dessert—or enjoy it for breakfast.

Coriander and blueberries are a surprisingly fabulous pairing. As Niki Segnit explains in The Flavor Thesaurus, coriander seeds and blueberries have a lot in common, flavor-wise: coriander seeds contain a compound, linalool, that is used to create artificial blueberry flavor. And the combination of Greek yogurt and coriander is also not as odd as it might seem: Coriander is native to southern Europe and has been cultivated in Greece since at least the second millennium BC.

Other than the graham cracker crust, this pie requires no baking. It does need to chill at least 6 hours.

Ingredients

12  
Graham Crackers (1 ½ cups crumbs or 170g)
2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
1⁄4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1⁄4 tsp
coriander seed, ground (for pie crust)
1⁄8 tsp
kosher salt
6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted (melted)
2 cup
Greek yogurt (plain, preferably full fat)
1⁄3 cup
sugar, granulated
1⁄4 tsp
coriander, ground (for pie filling)
2 1⁄4 tsp
gelatin, plain
2 cup
blueberries
1 cup
sugar, granulated (for coriander syrup)
2 Tbsp
Water
1 tsp
coriander seed, whole

Instructions

Crust

  1. Blend all ingredients except butter in food processor to make fine crumbs.
  2. Mix crumbs with melted butter.
  3. Press mixture evenly into a 9 inch (23 centimeter) pie plate to form crust.
  4. Bake 10-11 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 Celsius) until crust browns lightly.
  5. Cool on rack.

Filling

  1. Mix Greek yogurt, sugar, and ground coriander.
  2. Quickly whisk in gelatin, eliminating any lumps.
  3. Pour into prepared and cooled crust.
  4. Chill at least 6 hours or overnight.

Coriander Syrup

  1. An hour or so before serving, mix sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  2. Add whole coriander seeds.
  3. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  5. Allow to cool thoroughly, then strain to remove coriander.

Assemble Pie

  1. Top yogurt with blueberries.
  2. Drizzle with coriander syrup.