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Strawberry Pie

Strawberries do double duty in this classic strawberry pie recipe. Some are blended into a puree and combined with gelatin, then more fresh berries are added to the filling.

Cooking Light JUNE 2004

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 20 cookies, such as Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup vanilla-flavored baking chips

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine wafer crumbs and butter, tossing with a fork until moistened. Press crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Place 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries, sugar, and salt in a blender; process until smooth.

Combine boiling water and gelatin in a medium bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until gelatin dissolves. Stir in the pureed strawberry mixture.

Spoon 4 cups sliced strawberries into cooled crust. Pour the gelatin mixture evenly over sliced strawberries. Chill, uncovered, 2 hours or until set.

Place chips in a small heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal. Submerge bag in very hot water until chips melt. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag, and drizzle melted chips over pie.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 239
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 38.4g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 212mg
  • Calcium: 44mg
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