Saturday, July 14, 2012

Strawberry Pretzel Salad


1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple
2 cups boiling water
2 10-ounce packages frozen strawberries
2 3-ounce packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
1 8-ounce container Cool Whip
3/4 cup sugar
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
3 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
2 cups crushed pretzels


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar.  Press this mixture into a 9x13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes.  Set aside and allow to cool.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar.  Fold in the Cool Whip, and spread over the cooled crust.  Refrigerate until well chilled.

In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly.  Add the strawberries and pineapple, and pour over the cream cheese mixture.  Refrigerate until serving time.

To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of Cool Whip.

Source: Paula Deen

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