Delightful Strawberry Dessert Recipe

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My area is known for its strawberries, so I prepare this delicious and easy treat often. It always gets raves and prompts recipe requests.—Lynne Wilhelm, West Hill, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced


  1. In a bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and cream of tartar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in crumbs, coconut and pecans. Spread onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Bake at 375° for 20-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. In a bowl, beat cream, gelatin and remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in strawberries; pour into shell. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Delightful Strawberry Dessert in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p45

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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