Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
This creamy icebox pie has us fantasizing about warm summer evenings and lakeside cookouts with friends. Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie is a refreshing combination of salty and sweet, and takes just 30 minutes of hands-on cooking time. The filling for this easy pie recipe falls somewhere between ice cream and mousse, so it cuts into silky slices and melts in your mouth. You'll want to bookmark this recipe, because an icebox pie is the perfect finishing course for your ladies luncheon or garden party. If you've got access to a freezer, we definitely recommend serving this pie up at your next group function, like a church potluck, because it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. To start your icebox pie, you first have to make your crunchy pretzel crust. This step is incredibly simple – combine finely crushed pretzel sticks, brown sugar, and melted butter and then firmly press into your pie tin. Then, bake the crust for around 10 minutes until it's nice and crisp.
The filling for your Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie is especially sweet with the addition of fresh strawberries. Although perfected when you have access to the cream of the crop at your local farmers market, you can usually find strawberries year-round at the grocery store. Combine the bright strawberries with sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese, and then add in a few tablespoons of strawberry-flavored gelatin. The addition of cream cheese will give your piece a creamy texture, and the gelatin holds the pie together while boosting the strawberry flavor. Finally, fold in some freshly whipped cream and freeze your pie until firm. If you've got an event on the weekend, we recommend preparing the crust and filling in advance, so you're not pressed for time day-of. Then, an hour before serving, top your pie with additional whipped cream and pop it back in the freezer. Your showstopper will be perfectly frozen and ready to slice. Dig in!