Fluffy Strawberry Pie with Pretzel Crust

A salty pretzel crust pairs with a cool and fruity filling in a no-bake refrigerator pie.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Pretzel Crust

1 1/4
cups crushed pretzels
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted

Pie

3/4
cup boiling water
1
package (4-serving size) strawberry-flavored gelatin
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4
cup lime juice
1 1/2
cups whipping (heavy) cream
3/4
cup powdered sugar
2
cups strawberries, slightly crushed
Chocolate-covered strawberries, if desired
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients. Press mixture firmly against bottom and side of 9-inch glass pie plate.
  • 2 In large bowl, pour boiling water on gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in lime peel and lime juice. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until very thick but not set.
  • 3 Beat gelatin mixture with electric mixer on high speed about 4 minutes or until thick and fluffy; set aside. In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream and crushed strawberries into gelatin mixture. Pour into crust.
  • 4 Refrigerate about 8 hours or until set. Garnish with chocolate-covered strawberries. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Raspberry-flavored gelatin can be substituted for the strawberry-flavored gelatin, and 2 cups fresh raspberries (no need to crush) can be used instead of the strawberries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.