This weekend, I was looking for an easy recipe to make a fruit pie. I searched online and in my recipe books, looking at various traditional recipes, but then I came across this no-bake version made with berries, nuts and seeds, chia seed pudding and vanilla.

Since chia seed recipes have been on my radar lately, as well as I was looking for more ways to use my vanilla bean paste from Tahiti, I decided to give it a try.

It’s a quick and easy dessert, as no baking is required! This is nice, especially on a hot summer day (who wants to spend time in hot kitchen!)

No-Bake Berry Chia Pudding Pie

gluten-free, wheat-free, cholesterol-free, soy-free
(recipe inspired by Simple Chia pudding Pie)

This Tart needs time to ‘cook’ in the fridge, so you may start it the night before or in the morning for dinner.

Easy Fruit Tart (No Bake Dessert)

Easy Fruit Tart (No Bake Dessert)


    For the crust
  • 1 cup of pitted dates (use less for less sweet pie)
  • 1 cup of nuts or seeds (I used pumpkin seeds for nut-free pie. You can use pecans, walnuts, macadamias, Brazil, sunflower seeds, etc)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or real Vanilla (the black seeds from a pod)
  • a pinch of salt (optional)
  • For the filling
  • 1 cup mixed berries or berries of your choice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 teaspoons of Agave nectar or 3 dates (pre-soaked)
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon real Vanilla
  • 1 cup berries for decoration


  1. For the crust: Soak the dates for 5 minutes. In your blender or food processor (I used my Kitchen Aid for this job), grind the nuts and/or seeds into a flour. Add the remaining ingredients and process until dough starts to form. Press the dough down firmly until it forms a crust on a 8-10 inches baking form (20 cm).
  2. For the filling: Add all of the ingredients to your blender. Pour the filling over the base and spread evenly. Decorate with berries and other toppings (nuts, shredded chocolate pieces, etc.)
  3. Keep in the fridge to chill a couple of hours before serving or overnight.

I only had frozen berries and some fresh strawberries, but it will also be wonderful with fresh fruit.



Variation of the filling

You can skip the banana and add 1 cup tofu to the filling, plus one orange (peeled) or some orange juice. Or add both banana and tofu.


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