Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Strawberry Pie

We have had lots of strawberries from our garden this year.  Don't get me wrong I am loving every single berry that is coming from the vines.  I have made lots of Strawberry Jam (the only jam the boys will eat), crushed strawberries with some sugar for later on, and a few strawberry pies...which an few of my guys and Danno have loved.

Don't tell the boys but I found the recipe on the weight watchers website. It was so good and simple to made.

Here's the original recipe.  I didn't make it quite like this but I'm sure it would taste very simple to mine.  I substituted Hawaiian Punch for the cranberry because that's what I had in the house.  Also I didn't use the Greek yogurt and lemon zest.  My boys love using the reddi-whip so that what they had on theirs and I ate just the pie.  Plus one tenth of the pie wasn't near enough...I probably had more like a sixth of the pie. :)

Fresh Strawberry Pie


2 pound(s) strawberries, hulled, sliced (save 3 small berries for garnish)   
3/4 cup(s) sugar, granulated   
1/2 cup(s) cranberry juice cocktail, or cranberry-strawberry juice   
1/4 cup(s) cornstarch   
6 oz Ready Crust 25% Less-Fat Graham Cracker Ready pie crust   
1 cup(s) fat-free vanilla yogurt, Greek-style   
1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated   


  • Combine 3 cups sliced strawberries, sugar and juice in a medium saucepan.
  • Mash berries in pan with a potato masher; stir in cornstarch and bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until very thick, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat; let cool slightly and then stir in remaining sliced strawberries. Scrape into pie crust.
  • Let cool slightly; cover loosely with plastic lid from pie crust. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours (you can then freeze the pie for a little while if desired, to make it easier to slice).
  • To serve, in a medium bowl, stir together vanilla yogurt and lemon zest until blended. Spread on top of pie, leaving a border around edges so strawberry filling shows. Slice reserved strawberries and use them to garnish pie. Slice pie into 10 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.


  • This pie can be made ahead 1 day but top it with the yogurt mixture shortly before serving.

    If you cut this into 8 pieces, it is 7 PointsPlus values per slice.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Grill Pizza on the BBQ

So I have a new favorite food I absolutely LOVE this summer, it's grilled pizza.    Pizza's a favorite anyway, but there's an amazing crunch in the crust, but it's still soft and chewy in the inside.  My mouth's just thinking about it.

SO Good!!!!

and instead of written how it's done, I'm going to forward you on to Our Best Bites website.  If you never been, they have some amazing recipes.

So I hope the next time it's too hot to cook inside, you remember this and take your pizza making outside to the BBQ.