Strawberry Pretzel Pie

"Just enought sweetness and saltiness together! Does take awhile to make because it needs to be chilled, but it's worth it in the end!"
photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by crescendogal photo by crescendogal
Ready In:
3hrs 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, or 250 if using a glass pan.
  • Mix crushed pretzels with 3 tsp.
  • sugar and butter.
  • Spread into a greased 9 X 13 pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • Mix cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread to edge of pretzel dish on top of pretzels.
  • Dissolve jello in water in a bowl.
  • Add strawberries.
  • Mix well.
  • Put in refrigerator until thickened.
  • Pour over cream cheese layer.
  • Refrigerate until firm and then serve.

Questions & Replies

  1. How far in advance can you make this recipe?
  2. Any suggestions on how one might substitute cranberries, at least partially, for strawberries, in this recipe, without sacrificing sweet/salty balance? TY!


  1. The picture using a pie plate does not match the recipe directions; and shows a piece removed without getting the pretzel layer. That is an integral part of this tasty dessert.
  2. I made this for the first time yesterday. As I prepared it, I would only give it 4 stars, but I see the potential for a 5-star recipe with some clarification in the directions. First of all, the pretzel crust needs to be pressed on bottom only of pan (not up the sides). It should bake at 350 no matter what type of pan. I used glass Pyrex and lowered the temp as directed; my crust did not hold together and remained crumby. Since I pressed the crust up the sides of the pan as well, part of it got soggy with strawberry liquid. However, with a toasty and firm crust, I think the dessert will be 5 star the next time I make it. I used part frozen and part fresh strawberries. Next time I'll use all fresh berries. Finally, it took my Jello/strawberry mixture about 45 minutes to "thicken" in the fridge. At that point, I could stir through it, but it was sluggish to move the berries around, and I had to guess that this is what the recipe meant by "thickened." As a suggestion, make the Jello mixture first and get it in the fridge before you begin the crust. It will have time to cool before the Jello mixture is ready. After the layers were assembled, it spent 4-5 hours in the fridge before we enjoyed it. I will for sure make it again, because the flavor combination was spot-on for a cool summer dessert.
  3. We love this delicious recipe that is sweet and salty in perfect harmony!
  4. I am making a recipe box complete with my 17 year old son's favorite recipes as part of his graduation gift. This has always been one of his favorites and he will be thrilled to see it included in the box. It is SO good. Thanks!
  5. love this!


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