Mom's Mile High Strawberry Pie

* * Recipe

By * * BankerMom

To heck with a birthday CAKE, on my special day, this was ALWAYS my request...


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
12-15

Ingredients

CRUST---
½ c
brown sugar
½ c
butter, softened
1 c
flour
½ c
chopped walnuts
FILLING---
1 10-oz. pkg
frozen strawberries (or raspberries), in juice, 'just' thawed
2
egg whites
1 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 c
whipping cream, whipped (or 1 pkg. dream whip, prepared as directed)

Directions

1
Work crust ingredients together as for pie crust; stir in nuts. Spread in bottom of prepared 9x13" cake pan.
2
Bake 15 minutes at 350°F. Cool. Crumble.
3
Put half the crumbs back into bottom of the 9X13" pan. Reserve remaining crumbs for topping.
4
In large bowl of electric mixer, beat berries, egg whites, sugar, and lemon juice together 15-20 minutes on high. Gently fold in whipped cream.
5
Pour filling slowly into pan on top crumbs. Top with remaining crumbs. Freeze until firm. Cut into squares to serve, topped with a garnish of whipped cream, if desired.