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Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie

 Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie
Shannon Chabes of Portage, Indiana wanted a lighter version of her grandma's classic summer pie. Our Test Kitchen came up with this one that offers all the flavor of the original but a fourth less fat and 152 fewer calories per slice. How sweet is that?
8 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter
  • until crumbly. Gradually add oil, then buttermilk, tossing with a
  • fork until dough forms a ball.
  • Between two sheets of lightly floured waxed paper, roll out pastry to
  • fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate; trim to 1/2 in.
  • beyond edge of plate. Flute edges.
  • Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty

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Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5-7 minutes
  • longer or until lightly browned (cover edges with foil during the
  • last few minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary). Cool on a
  • wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir
  • in water until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in gelatin until dissolved. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Place strawberries in a large bowl. Add gelatin mixture; gently toss
  • to coat. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  • Garnish with whipped topping. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece with 1 tablespoon whipped topping equals 255 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.