Light-Style Strawberries and Cream Pie

Fresh, light and delicious, this pie is small on calories and fat and big on flavor.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Crust

1/4
cup honey
1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1 1/4
cups graham cracker crumbs

Filling

1
teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2
tablespoons cold water
4
oz. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
1
cup frozen light whipped topping, thawed

Topping

4
cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/3
cup water
4
to 5 drops red food color, if desired
  • 1 Spray 9-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray. In medium saucepan, combine honey and margarine; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Add graham cracker crumbs; stir until evenly mixed. Press crumb mixture in bottom and up sides of sprayed pie pan. Place in freezer while preparing filling.
  • 2 In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Stir over low heat until dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • 3 In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and gelatin mixture; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; pour into crust. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate.
  • 4 In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries. In medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in food color. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 5 Add remaining strawberries to cooled mixture; stir gently to combine. Spoon over filling in crust. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set. Serve within 4 hours. If desired, garnish with additional whipped topping. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    29g
    29%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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