Fluffy Pink Lemonade Dessert with Pretzel Crust

The pretzel crust is a salty contrast to the sweet, fluffy filling in a pretty pink pie.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups broken pretzels (about 4 oz)
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted

Topping

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese
2
boxes (4-serving size each) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
1
can (12 oz) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
2
or 3 drops red food color
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Garnish

Lemon slices, cut into fourths
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor bowl with metal blade, place pretzels and sugar. Cover; process 15 to 20 seconds or until finely crushed. With food processor running, drizzle melted butter through feed tube, pulsing to mix well.
  • 2 Press crust mixture in bottom of ungreased 11x7-inch pan or glass baking dish. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3 Remove foil wrapper from cream cheese package, place cream cheese in large microwavable bowl; microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 45 seconds to 1 minute or until well softened. Stir until smooth. Beat dry pudding mix into cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until well incorporated. Add lemonade concentrate and food color. Beat on low speed until mixed. Beat on medium speed, about 2 minutes until fluffy. Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping until smooth. Spread over crust. Spread remaining whipped topping over lemonade mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until set.
  • 4 Cut dessert into squares. Garnish each serving with lemon.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    14g,
    14%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    520mg
    520%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    32g
    32%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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