I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Strawberry Pretzel Pie

Judy Tarner from Clinton, Tennessee won the State Fair Pie competition with this one.

Strawberry-Pretzel Pie

Our family enjoyed this mildly sweet but packed with fat dessert :).
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
egg white
cup crushed pretzels
cup sugar
tablespoons butter, melted
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups sugar
container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
bag (16 oz) frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed, sliced
cup boiling water
box (8-serving size) strawberry-flavored gelatin
1. Heat oven to 450°F. Unroll 1 crust in 10-inch glass pie plate or 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate. Trim outside edges. Prick bottom and side with fork. Use second pie crust to put a braid on outside rim of crust. Cut crust into 1/4-inch strips, and braid three strips at a time. Brush egg white on crust edge and place braid on, pushing in slightly.
  • 2. Combine crushed pretzels, 1/4 cup sugar and the melted butter. Press into bottom pie crust. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool.

  • 3. Stir together cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups sugar until sugar is dissolved. Carefully fold in whipped topping. Spread in cooled crust, reserving 2 cups filling to decorate pie. Place a flat layer of strawberry slices on top of filling. Mix boiling water and gelatin (with a few ice cubes) to make about 1 2/3 cups gelatin. Thicken slightly and pour over strawberries on pie. Refrigerate pie 8 hours or overnight.

  • 4. Decorate outside edge of pie with 2 cups reserved cream cheese mixture.

  • If you are short on time, this pie can be made without the decorative crust edge.

    Picture and recipe is from Pilsbury website.


    1. Well, you had me at "strawberry". I love strawberries and this looks delicious!

    2. This recipe looks so yummy! What a beautiful looking pie. I love the combination of the sweetness of the strawberries with the saltiness of the pretzels.
      I'm hosting my first link party Cast Party Wednesday and would love it if you came over and shared this awesome looking recipe with us.
      I hope to see you there!

    3. I, too, think that the combination of strawberries and pretzels sounds divine. I always forget about using pretzels for breading, etc. and am a fool for doing so! Such a pretty final product, too. Well done.

      Stephanie from Deviantly Domesticated

    4. This looks amazing! I'm going to have to pin it so I can give it a try!!!


    5. ladies yes definitely a must try. it was delish! i wish i could say it was low fat :)

    6. I just wanted to let you know that I have given you a "Lovely Blog Award." My post will go up tomorrow morning at 6am (Arizona time).

      It is just because I love your blog! I am totally not trying to be creepy (though I admit that saying that sounds a bit creepy)!

      Have a lovely day (in a totally un-creepy way)!

      Tanya @ Greetings From the Asyslum

    7. Tanya, LOL. I don't think your creepy. Thanks for the award that is sweet of you! I have been out but once we get back I will get to posting. Gracias!!!

    8. omg you are killing me...
      I'm inviting you to add this to our linking party at
      Have a great weekend,

    9. Looking back on my first party. Please come back over to Cast Party Wednesday and share any new recipes you might have. Thanks, I hope to see you there, ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---