Strawberry Treat


Who can resist sweet and juicy strawberries bursting with flavor?  Not me, nor can I  resist making an all time favorite dessert which came to me via a high school boyfriend’s mother.  That means I’ve been making it for a long time!

There are surely fancier strawberry concoctions, but for delicious, this one rivals any.  Heck, just looking at the picture makes me want a bite right now!  If you want to join me, here’s the very simple to make recipe.

Mrs. Ames’ Strawberry Dessert

3 cups strawberries, sliced and sweetened with sugar (I also add a tablespoon or two of Amaretto which adds the unexpected to the berries).  Set aside until ready to use.

Cracker crust

2 c. cracker crumbs (I use unsalted Nabisco crackers)

3 egg whites

1 c. sugar

1 t. vanilla

1/2 t. baking powder

1/2 c. chopped pecans

Beat egg whites until fluffy.  Add vanilla,  gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff.  

Fold in baking powder, finely ground cracker crumbs and chopped pecans.  Pour mixture into lightly buttered 9″ pie pan and bake at 325 until lightly browned.  This takes about 30 minutes.  Cool completely.

To serve, top the crust with strawberries and slightly sweetened whipped cream.  (I often put the berries on the crust a couple of hours before serving to let the juice soak in.)

If this dessert is as popular at your house as it is at ours, you will be making it again and again.  Enjoy!

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14 thoughts on “Strawberry Treat

  1. Sounds perfect for the Easter table, thank you!

  2. I printed this out to try when I have our first batch of strawberries in!! Thanks for sharing

  3. entertainingwomen March 27, 2018 — 1:30 pm

    I am so making this! And I’m definitely add the Amaretto, or how about Bailey’s Irish Cream? Can you spell decadent? Oh, have you ever tried it with graham cracker crumbs? Thanks! Happy and blessed Easter! CherryKay

    1. I’m thinking the graham cracker crumbs wouldn’t be quite the same.

  4. Teresa S. Fowler March 27, 2018 — 6:56 pm

    Sounds delicious and looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Linda, my friend makes this pie and she has always called it Cracker Pie! It is always delicious!

  6. Almost anything with fresh strawberries is delicious, though I think my favorite is strawberry-rhubarb pie.

  7. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I love strawberries, and this looks like a delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    1. It has been a favorite for many years.

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