A sneaky mix of quick ingredients--pudding mix, pretzels, and prepared whipped topping and pie filling--make this an easy answer for a special dessert.
cups crushed pretzel sticks
cup butter or margarine, melted
(12-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
(3.4-oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
(4-oz.) container (1 1/2 cups) frozen whipped topping, thawed
(21-oz.) can strawberry pie filling
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake at 350°F. for 8 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in same large bowl, combine condensed milk and water; blend well. Add pudding mix; beat 2 minutes with electric mixer at medium speed. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
Fold whipped topping into thickened pudding mixture. Spread over cooled baked crust. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until filling is firm.
Spoon strawberry pie filling over filling. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time. If desired, garnish individual servings with tree-shaped pretzels. Store in refrigerator.
This dessert has delightful taste and texture. The crushed pretzels in the crust provide crunch and a salty flavor that nicely contrasts with the sweet, creamy filling and fruit topping.
Instead of strawberry, try another red-fruit pie filling such as raspberry or cherry.
Trim each serving with a small tree-shaped pretzel dipped in melted chocolate chips or candy coating. Look for candy coating at cake decorating supply stores.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.