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Delightful Strawberry Dessert

 Delightful Strawberry Dessert
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
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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 flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.