Inspired by a lassi, India's version of a yogurt-based fruit smoothie, this healthy frozen pie recipe gets flavor from a generous amount of cardamom and lime zest. Look for the ripest Ataulfo mangoes, sometimes called champagne or honey mangoes, because they're less fibrous and more flavorful than the more common Tommy Atkins variety. Top this healthy dessert with a dollop of whipped cream if you like.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017


Recipe Summary

45 mins
13 hrs 15 mins

Nutrition Profile:





Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish) with cooking spray.

  • To prepare crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon lime zest in a large bowl. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake the crust until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

  • To prepare filling: Puree mango in a food processor until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any fibrous bits. Return the puree to the food processor and add yogurt, cream cheese, honey, lime zest and juice, cardamom and salt. Puree until very smooth. Scrape the filling into the cooled crust.

  • Freeze the pie until firm, about 12 hours. Once frozen, loosely cover with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 5 days.

  • To serve, let the pie stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before slicing. Garnish with diced fresh mango and/or lime zest, if desired.


To make ahead: Freeze, loosely covered, for up to 5 days.

Equipment: 9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish)

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
296 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 41.7g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 32.2g; fat 13.1g; saturated fat 7.1g; cholesterol 31mg; vitamin a iu 971.1IU; vitamin c 21.8mg; folate 50.4mcg; calcium 47.5mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 15.2mg; potassium 171.6mg; sodium 292.6mg; added sugar 21g.

1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 fat