Strawberry Mousse Pie
This Strawberry Mousse Pie recipe is refreshing and comforting because of the homemade Graham cracker crust that is perfectly crumbly and a pie filling that is loaded with fresh strawberries and air-whipped strawberry mousse. There is something very satisfying about eating chilled fresh strawberries coupled with 'Cool Whip' in this recipe. All the flavors in this easy strawberry dessert come together really well, and the dessert in itself looks very pretty and pink. There is also a fantastic balance of sweetness from the sugar and tartness from the fresh strawberries. Fruity flavors are always fun to incorporate in dessert recipes. The natural sugar in fruits helps in cutting down the amount of refined sugar that goes in desserts as well. This easy strawberry dessert recipe will make you overnight star. Not only does it taste insatiable but also is one of the best pie recipes ever.
Strawberries top the superfood list because of its infinite health benefits. Some nutrition facts on strawberries include vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, fiber, etc. Strawberries are low in calories and can be eaten not just in desserts but in salads as well. Since this fresh strawberry pie is eaten chilled, it requires several hours of refrigeration or preferably overnight. It is a good idea to make this recipe the night before serving. Any leftovers are still great for a few days. In the place of Graham crackers, you can try making the pie crust with ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits’, ladyfingers, shortbread, Milk Arrowroots, Vanilla wafers, soda crackers, etc. to change things up a bit. You can use all kinds of berries, kiwis, peaches, or pineapple bits as garnish. Chopped nuts like pecans, cashews or almonds are great and healthy to incorporate in this recipe for that crunchy twist. You can even make this pie with peaches and peach jello as well.
For the pie filling to set well all the way through, do not add too many ice cubes as it could make your pie filling too runny and watery. A helpful tip while making this pie filling is to use fresh frozen strawberries and replace the water with thick strawberry yogurt preferably whole milk yogurt. This will not only help in setting the pie filling well but also helps in achieving a thick consistency. For a healthy option in the place of ‘Cool Whip,’ you can whip together heavy cream and cane sugar. For extra firmness, add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding or cornstarch to the whipping cream. Adding instant vanilla pudding prevents the watery texture in the recipe. Thank you to Laura at the Wheel 'n Deal Mama food blog for sharing this delectable Strawberry Mousse Pie recipe with us. Do visit her blog for some of the best pie recipes that are simple to make. This Easy Strawberry dessert gets better each time you make it because there are so many different ways you can make this recipe. Try making this lovely dessert recipe and enjoy with loved ones!
Nutrition Facts for: Strawberry Mousse Pie from Wheel 'n Deal Mama
Ingredients: Graham cracker crust, strawberry Jell-O, water, ice cubes, cool whip strawberries.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 18 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 289, Calories from Fat 132, Total Fat 14.7g 23%, Saturated Fat 7.7g 39%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 219mg 9%, Potassium 87mg 2%, Carbohydrates 38.3g 13%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 29.2g, Protein 2.8g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 1%, Iron 4%
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