Strawberry Pistachio Cream Pie

While the first day of Spring is almost a month away, I am starting Spring now! Strawberry Pistachio Cream Pie is a slice of Spring!

Strawberry Pistachio Cream Pie

My local Aldi’s has had for February, the best strawberries. Walking by them, they give off that Spring aroma. I have been buying them for the last few weeks, and they have all been fantastic. Continue reading “Strawberry Pistachio Cream Pie”

Spring Shrimp Asparagus Couscous Salad

It’s already May, and you would think it’s March the way the weather is here. Alas, that will not alter my Springtime recipe creations. Hence the name of this recipe. Spring Shrimp Asparagus Couscous Salad.

Spring Shrimp Asparagus Salad

There are just some foods that ….at least to me scream SPRING!! Asparagus, shrimp, lemon, and dill. Spring Shrimp Asparagus Couscous Salad has all of these and then some.

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Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

Nothing says Spring like Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie.

Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

Strawberries signal the start of the Spring season of food. Heart-shaped, brightly red, sweet, juicy and luscious all come to mind when describing strawberries.

Strawberries have the greatest fragrance. The scent is sweet, fresh and a tart. You can just smell them when you walk by them at the grocery store…..ahhhhh!

Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

Strawberries are considered one of the healthiest fruits. Packed with antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, they are also sodium, cholesterol and fat free. Strawberries have only
54 calories in a cup, so they are a great snack.

Of course in Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie there are a few more calories, but they are well worth it……..every single calorie is soooooo worth it.

Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

Everyone is familiar with Strawberry Pretzel Salad, a potluck staple. Well this pie is a take on that recipe.

A pretzel and vanilla wafer crust. Sweet and salty. And simple……just pretzels, vanilla wafer cookies, and butter. Mix it up, press into a pie dish, bake and cool.

Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

I like to keep the berries whole. Just cut the stems off and set cut side down in the cooled crust. It make a beautiful presentation, but if you prefer you can slice the berries.

We made this pie every Spring when I worked at the grocery store, it was a staple. A sugar, cornstarch, water mixture is brought to a boil and thickened. Strawberry Jello is added and then the mixture is poured over the berries in the cooled pretzel crust.

Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

Place in the frig overnight to set up. When you are ready to serve, garnish with whipped topping. In an effort to fancy smancy it up, you can also used a berry and a pretzel piece for that picture perfect look.

It’s Springtime….even if Mother Nature is not cooperating, so hurry her along and make a Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie!!

Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

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Pretzel Crust Strawberry Pie

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 8 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Pretzel Crust (see below)
  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 box Strawberry Gelatin (like Jell-O)
  • Crust
  • 1 cup Crushed Pretzels
  • 1 cup Crushed Vanilla Wafers
  • 1/3 cup Melted Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix pretzels and vanilla wafers in melted butter.
  3. Press into a pie pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Allow to cool.
  5. Cut the stems off of strawberries and place stem side down in cooled pie crust.
  6. Stir together sugar and cornstarch, add water and bring to a boil.
  7. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  8. Remove from heat, add Jell-O and stir until dissolved.
  9. Pour mixture over strawberries.
  10. Refrigerate until set.
  11. Decorate with whipped topping.