Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  204
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  29 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  13 mg
  • Sodium  159 mg
  • Potassium  116 mg
  • Phosphorus  45 mg
  • Calcium  41 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Red, White and Blue Pie

This yummy and kidney-friendly recipe for Red, White and Blue Pie is patriotic, good for you and so refreshing. Blueberries, whipped topping and raspberries or strawberries provide the color palette and the sweet flavor for this 4th of July favorite. A crowd pleaser even for those who aren’t on a dialysis diet—and a healthful treat for those who are.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Heather from Missouri.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/8 pie


    • 8 ounces light cream cheese
    • 1/2 cup red raspberry preserves
    • 8 ounces light frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • 1 prepared graham cracker crust, 9" size 
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
    • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries


    1. To make filling, beat cream cheese and preserves with until smooth with an electric mixer on medium speed.
    2. Reserve one spoon full of whipped topping for decoration. Fold remaining whipped topping into cream cheese mixture and mix on low speed.
    3. Spread filling evenly over the bottom of the graham cracker crust.
    4. Arrange blueberries around outer ring of pie. Layer strawberries or raspberries around inner ring of pie.  
    5. Finish decorating with a dollop of whipped topping in the center.
    6. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1 fruit
    • 1/2 non-dairy

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • People with diabetes can use sugar-free or low-sugar preserves to reduce the carbohydrate content of this recipe.
  • Portion leftover pie into single servings, wrap and freeze for a quick dessert later.
  • For variety make pie with different fresh fruits and preserves. Try strawberries, peaches, pineapple or mandarin oranges.

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Red, White and Blue Pie

srandhawa__ says:


I made 5 of these for our clinic. They were really easy, and patients and staff alike liked them. They were also very pretty!

Jul. 06, 2011, 5:58 AM - Inappropriate review?

Red, White and Blue Pie

rtaylor4 says:


Daughter made this for our July 4th celebration and the son-in-law decorated it with the fruit! We used Cherry sugar-free preserves as that's what we had on was amazing!

Jul. 05, 2011, 5:38 AM - Inappropriate review?

Red, White and Blue Pie

caseyroberson says:


Can someone let me know exactly how many ounces are meant by a "small tub" of whipped topping? Moderator response: A small container of frozen nondairy whipped topping is 8 ounces, It also comes in a 16 ounce size.

Feb. 20, 2011, 9:43 AM - Inappropriate review?

Red, White and Blue Pie



I made this recipe for our Fourth of July treat at the dialysis center. Everyone enjoyed it! It was super easy to make, had great appearance and best of all it was delicious tasting.

Jul. 08, 2009, 7:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

Red, White and Blue Pie

Kathy Surles says:


(From Kathy) I made this pie for my husband and it is delicious. I made it without the strawberries b/c they are a bit acidic for him (itching) and it was awesome even without them--Blue and White Pie :) It kept very well in the refrigerator for three days. I am going to make it for our 4th of July party (and include the strawberries, he can pick them off).

Jun. 26, 2009, 6:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

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