Do you have a little chef in the making at home? If so, these no-bake custard pies are perfect for them! These recipes are simple enough that kids can make them on their own, and they are a great way to teach them about cooking. Plus, there is no baking required- just some simple stirring and chilling. So get your aprons ready and let’s get cooking!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for no-bake custard pie:
-¾ cup of milk
-½ cup sugar
-¼ cup cornstarch
-dash of salt
-½ teaspoon vanilla extract
-canned pie filling or fresh fruit (optional)
-unbaked pie crusts
To make the custard, simply combine milk, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie crusts. If using canned pie filling or fresh fruit, top pies with desired toppings. Chill pies until firm, about four hours.
Below are the 5 Easy No-Bake Recipes for Kids
1) No Bake Banana Custard Pie
¾ cup of milk
½ cup sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
Dash of salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Unbaked pie crusts
Fresh bananas, sliced (optional)
Whipped cream (optional)
Follow the same instructions as for the no-bake custard pie, but add fresh banana slices to the bottom of each unbaked pie crust before adding the custard filling. Top with whipped cream and additional banana slices, if desired. Chill pies until firm, about four hours.
2) No Bake Pumpkin Custard Pie
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup pumpkin puree, or squash puree
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cups regular or light frozen whipped topping, thawed (most of an 8-ounce tub)
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust, purchased or homemade
Whipped topping, or sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
Cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling, optional
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger until smooth. Fold in the frozen whipped topping until no streaks remain.
Pour the mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust (it will be full). Freeze for at least four hours or overnight. Let thaw for about 15 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with additional whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Yield: One (12-slice) pie
Active time: 20 minutes
Total time: At least four hours (includes freezing)
3) No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints
1 carton (8 ounces) of spreadable cream cheese
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup Nutella
2-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and chocolate chips until smooth. Add Nutella; mix well. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Shape into balls; press each into a mini muffin cup. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Store in the refrigerator.
4) Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
6 large eggs
1/4 cup evaporated milk or half-and-half cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons processed cheese sauce
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, evaporated milk or cream, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil; swirl to coat. Add egg mixture to pan. Cook for about 15 minutes or until no liquid egg remains and eggs are firm but not dry, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat; add process cheese sauce. Stir until well blended and cheese is melted. Serve immediately with toast points or bagels if desired.
5) Chocolate-Hazelnut Fruit Pizza
1 whole wheat tortilla (8 inches)
2 tablespoons Nutella
3 to 4 fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 medium firm banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
Place tortilla on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on HIGH for 15 to 20 seconds or until warmed. Spread with Nutella. Arrange fruit over hazelnut spread. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.
There you have it! Five easy no-bake recipes for kids that are sure to please. These no-bake desserts are perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven or any time you’re in the mood for something sweet and simple. And since they’re all no-bake, they’re also great for kids to make with minimal adult supervision. So what are you waiting for? Give one (or all) of these no-bake recipes a try today!