Wednesday, April 1, 2015

~ Sugar Free Strawberry Pie ~

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I've shared this in the past, however, fresh fruit is becoming plentiful and I always LOVE pie!

This is something I just made up and it's easy peasy!  I had a recipe for a fresh strawberry pie, however, it was more involved.  I was in a hurry the first time I tried this and didn't want to go to a lot of trouble so thought I'd just wing it.  Everyone seems to love them.

Ingredients:

2 16oz. containers fresh strawberries
1 large box sugar free strawberry jello
2 low fat graham cracker crusts (or your choice)
1 8 oz. container sugar free Cool Whip
Splenda or sweetener of your choice for the berries

I wash & hull the strawberries & then slice them in halves/quarters.
I use a bit of Splenda (or you can use regular sugar) & sprinkle over them, cover and refrigerate. Sometimes I do this the night before....sometimes a few hours prior to finishing the pie. 

Mix the jello with 2 cups boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Add 1- 1/2 cups cold water and mix thoroughly. (You're going to have some juice from the berries.)  Allow this jello mixture to cool completely. 

Add the strawberries, including the juice.  Refrigerate for about an hour or until it is pretty well thickened.  You might stir it occasionally to keep the strawberries mixed. Once it is really thick, divide mixture between the 2 pie shells.  Refrigerate until set.

Top with the Cool Whip or use real whipped cream, if you so desire.  Chill thoroughly prior to serving.  I like to slice a whole strawberry into a "fan" and place on top of the pie...forgot and used them all this time!  ;-)  You can decorate any way you choose of course.

This is the jello/strawberry mixture thickened.


Garnish any way you choose!


These are much prettier when you have extra berries to decorate with ~ don't forget and use them all in the pie mixture like I did!  :)


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9 comments:

  1. Cool recipe, and so pretty tooooooo.

    But if I was gonna' make a pie, I'd use sugar ingredients. I just don't trust things like Splenda.

    Which is just my opinion. :-)

    It's one beautiful pie, for sure!!!!

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  2. Is that ok, to say? My not trusting Splenda, etc.?

    I wasn't being nasty. I don't want to be unkind. Was it ok, to say, what I did?

    Or is this one of those posts, where I should not have commented at all? If I couldn't completely agree with the post???

    -sigh-

    Should I just have wished you a happy day or something??????

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  3. Ok just Yumm!
    Happy Easter Pat.
    Kris

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  4. There is just something about the combo of strawberries, graham cracker crust, and cool whip that is just perfection! And you know what? My grocery store has strawberries on sale for .97 cents a pound this week! Good timing! :)

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  5. Thanks for this recipe! I have a bunch of diabetics in my family and would love to make something they can eat:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  6. I'll have to try this one! This is one of my husband's favorite pies. :)

    Nancy

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  7. This is one of my favorite pies...my mama used to make them thru the summer and I've made a few, too.
    As soon as I can get some fresh strawberries, I want to make this....
    xoxo

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  8. Hi Pat,
    I just love your Strawberry Pie, it looks so good. I am happy that Strawberry Pie season is here. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. This looks quite delicious. It's been ages since I had any sort of strawberry pie. Now I'd like to make one! :) Have to wait a bit...the strawberries in our supermarket at the moment would be tasteless but the real berry season is coming; can't wait!

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