Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Strawberry Pretzel Pie

This is typically called Strawberry Pretzel SALAD, but I refuse to call anything with this much fat and sugar a salad. Pie fits much better, especially since I put it in a pie dish. You can find this recipe in many cookbooks, online, etc...I'm posting the one I used:

3 T sugar
1.5 sticks butter
1.5 cups crushed pretzels
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup sugar
8 oz cool whip
1 (6 oz) pkg strawberry jello
2.5 cups water
10 oz frozen strawberries

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cream sugar and butter. Add crushed pretzels, mix well
  3. Press pretzel mixture into pie plate, then bake in oven for 10 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, sugar, and cool whop
  5. Take pretzel mixture out of oven, and let cool completely. Once cooled, spread mixture from 4 all over top of pretzel mixture
  6. Dissolve jello mix into 2 cups boiling water. Then add 1/2 cup cool water and strawberries
  7. Put jello mixture into fridge, let soft set, then pour on top of filling
  8. Chill the whole "pie"...this is essential! It tastes so much better nice and cold!


  1. yeah, i agree, looked up the definition of salad just to be sure, about the only thing this recipe has in common w/ salad is the "served cold" part... what? the strawberry jello is the dressing? but it is very good

    do you have a recipe for that broccoli salad that is popular these days? mom wrote it down for me a month or two ago, but i lost it already, gonna make up some healthy stuff like that which still tastes good once i finish this diet, down 18 in 3 weeks on the diet itself, another 9 or 8 that got on my own before i started it, so 27 down from my worst point, and the new year ain't even got here yet...

  2. Yea, never been sure how it is a "salad" is definitely a dessert.

    Anyways, great work on the diet...that is very impressive! Anyways, I've had broccoli salad at several places, but never made it myself...I looked online, and most of the recipes were pretty similar. Here is one that got good reviews:

    Pretty much all the recipes call for the sugar, mayo, and bacon... but you could probably omit the bacon, and sub splenda and low fat mayo.