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homemade strawberry pie recipe with pretzel crust

Homemade Strawberry Pie With A Pretzel Crust

Several years ago a good friend’s mother was going through chemotherapy; they were trying to give her a few more comfortable months with her family. She was a tiny woman before she was diagnosed with cancer, but the treatments whittled her down to about 80 pounds. I knew she loved strawberries and one week I decided to take her a homemade strawberry pie. My friend told me that she ate almost the entire pie, over a matter of days. As long as she was able to eat solid food, I tried to make her a pie every week. Now when I make this homemade strawberry pie recipe, I think of her. The only change that I’ve made to this recipe is the addition of a pretzel crust; she preferred a regular pie crust. You could also use a graham cracker crust too.

homemade strawberry pie recipe with pretzel crust

This homemade strawberry pie recipe is so much better than any store-bought pie filling that you’ll ever eat. The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made in a matter of minutes and easily stored in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it (or share).

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You’ll need a few ingredients for the pretzel pie crust:

  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels (I give mine a whirl in the blender)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of melted butter or margarine

Pretzel pie crust directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  • Press in the bottom of a pie or casserole dish
  • Bake for roughly 8 minutes

When I make this pie in a deep casserole dish as pictured above, I generally double the strawberry filling recipe.

Homemade Strawberry Pie With A Pretzel Crust
  • 3 pints of thoroughly washed and thinly sliced strawberries
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3 ounce package of strawberry gelatin
  1. In a small saucepan bring water to a boil
  2. Add in sugar and cornstarch
  3. Mix until completely dissolved
  4. Allow mixture to thicken
  5. Mix in strawberry gelatin and remove from heat
  6. Allow mixture to cool for 10 minutes before pouring over berries (this will help prevent them from cooking)

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If you love strawberries as much as we do, here are a few other strawberry recipes that you might like:

Two of our favorite recipes from that list is the Strawberry Freezer Jam (we make several batches every year) and the Strawberry Shortcake.

What are your favorite strawberry recipes? I’d love to know what you’ve been cooking and what you think of the homemade strawberry pie recipe.

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My son would eat mac and cheese nearly every day if I would make it for him, but he’s lucky if I make it once a week. I try to get creative with mix-ins so that we enjoy it to. Some of the quickest versions just require me to throw in some diced broccoli, spinach or tomatoes. My favorite versions of mac and cheese are baked with breadcrumbs and cheese on top. This recipe for Pesto Mac and Cheese is quick and simple. I use Annie’s Organic Mac and Cheese as base, and mixed in basil pesto before baking it with a mixture of cheeses and breadcrumbs. It’s a grown-up version of mac and cheese that my son enjoys too.

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5 Ways To Eat Cinnamon Pebbles (Other Than With Milk)

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We love to try new cereals, especially when they’re from brands that we trust. I was placed on a restricted gluten-free diet by my doctor for 6 weeks earlier in my pregnancy. It was tough to suddenly transition to gluten-free diet, but I was elated to discover that many cereals from Post are gluten-free. Some of our old favorites such as Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles allowed me to enjoy breakfast, and I was excited to try their newest addition, Cinnamon Pebbles. They’re delicious with just milk, but they can be fun to cook with too. I’m sharing 5 ways to eat Cinnamon Pebbles (other than with milk).

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Many historians believe that spoonbread originated in the south, possibly in Virginia. One of the most popular version of spoonbread is served in the Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky which hosts the annual Spoonbread Festival in September. Today I’m sharing a different version of spoonbread by Chef Jeff McInnis from the restaurant Root & Bone NYC. He calls his version Corn Spoon Bread. It’s uncommon for me to share a recipe from someone else, but Sunshine Sweet Corn shared this recipe on their site and wanted me to share one of their recipes with you.

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I’m not grumpy in the morning, but it takes a few minutes to get me up and going. I like to drink my coffee leisurely and get up to make breakfast when I’m ready. That can result in my family grabbing cereal or something similar instead of waiting on me to make breakfast. To compromise, I like to make things that can be quickly mixed up and shoved into the oven while I enjoy my first cup of coffee. This Omelette Style Egg Baked Toast can be made in large batches and customized to everyone’s taste, and it doesn’t require standing over a stove.

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Setting Up An Easy Nacho Bar For Family Movie Night

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Since switching to Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan, we have at least one family movie night each month. My phone plan includes one free VUDU $7 movie credit each month (which is the price of a new release movie) along with unlimited* talk, text and data which (*includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G) for $49.88 per month per line. It’s fun to curl up with my family and watch a good movie, and even better when the movie rental is free. I like to make as much of our meal/snacks ahead of time, so that I’m not fussing with cooking when I could be relaxing. I’ve found that food items such as a Nacho or Popcorn bar, make the night go smoother. Everyone can eat or snack at their leisure, and I don’t have a 7 year old whining, “Mommy I’m hungry.,” during the movie. Here are a few tips and tricks for setting up an easy Nacho Bar For family movie night.

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