Elegant Light Strawberry Pie

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Total Time
3hrs 40mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
3 hrs

When strawberries are at their peak, this is a beautiful, light ending to any dinner. Because of it's color, it's especially appropriate for Valentine's Day. Cooking time includes 2-3 hours chilling time. For a fat-free dessert, omit the crust. Make the layers in individual parfait glasses, and garnish as for the pie.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Bake pie shells according to package directions for a pie that will have refrigerated filling.
  2. In saucepan mix cornstarch, gelatin mix, pudding mix and sugar.
  3. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup milk, stirring to wet the dry ingredients.
  4. Add cream cheese, cut into chunks, and cook on low, stirring with whisk until cream cheese melts and sauce is slightly thickened.
  5. Remove pot from heat and stir in remaining cup of milk, stirring with a whisk to blend well.
  6. Pour 1/4 of sauce into each pie shell; cover with 1/4 of sliced strawberries, pressing the berries into the sauce.
  7. Repeat procedure making a second layer of sauce in each pie shell, ending with strawberries on top.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until pies are set- several hours.
  9. Just before serving, top each slice with a little fat-free non-dairy topping and one whole strawberry for garnish.
  10. NOTE: This can be made with raspberry gelatin mix and fresh raspberries.
  11. I've even made it with peach gelatin and fresh peaches (dipped in lemon juice to prevent discoloration), and drained.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a very smooth and creamy dessert. Reading the recipe, I had thought that this would be "cheesecake-like". The texture wasn't as dense as I had thought it would be. I followed the recipe except for using sugar free Jello instead of regular gelatin (I used regular instant pudding though). I think that this probably affected how the filling "set" in the pie shell. The filling didn't really set very well for me. The pie was very tasty nonetheless. I think that I will make this again and put it into parfait glasses instead of a pie shell. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

5 5

I followed all except I used kiwi and the strawberries. Then brushed red current jam over fruit.Creamy good.