Fluffy Strawberry Pie with Pretzel Crust

A few days ago Kroger’s had the best strawberries I’ve ever eaten!  Gorgeous, plump, firm, sweet and delicious.  Naturally I went back for more and bought way too many for two people.  What to do?  Something easy please!!  Betty Crocker bailed me out.  A salty pretzel crust pairs with a cool and fruity filling in a no-bake refrigerator pie.  Thanks Betty!!  Here we go.

  • Prep 30 MIN
  • Total Time 9 HR 30 MIN
  • Servings 8
 Ingredients

Pretzel Crust

1 and 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) Jell-O™ strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4 cup lime juice
1 and 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 cups strawberries, slightly crushed

Steps

  • 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.  Store covered in refrigerator.

Bon Appétit   

 

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