Strawberry Icebox Pie With Almond Crust

Recipe by Bev I Am
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins




  • For Crust: Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350.
  • Butter 9" diameter glass pie dish.
  • Coarsely chop almonds in processor.
  • Add graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; process until evenly moistened.
  • Press crumb mixture onto bottom and up sides of prepared pie dish.
  • Bake crust until set, about 12 minutes.
  • Cool completely on rack.
  • For Filling: Place 2 cups strawberries in medium saucepan.
  • Mash strawberries with potato masher until chunky.
  • Add sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.
  • Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and mixture boils and thickens, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to bowl.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Stir in remaining 3 cups of strawberries and grated orange peel.
  • Mound filling in crust.
  • Chill pie until cold and set, at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours.
  • Makes 1-9" pie- serves 6.
  • Using elelctric mixer, beat cream in large bowl until peaks form.
  • Spread whipped cream decoratively over filling.
  • Cut pie into wedges and serve.