Sugar Free Strawberry Pie
I went strawberry picking last week with my granddaughter. We made a delicious strawberry pie. This version is SUGAR FREE but visit this link for a regular STRAWBERRY PIE sweet version. I used pretzels and and almonds for the crust since they both have no sugar.
2 and 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries (1/2 of them cut into quarters, leave the bigger ones for the top later)
1 cup monkfruit sweetener
3 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Place strawberries, sweetener, vanilla and water in a saucepan. Cook until thickened for about 2 minutes. Mix cornstarch with a little cold water and dissolve. Add cornstarch to strawberries. Cook until you can see a line in the bottom of the pan when you form a line with a spoon. You may need to cook for about 3-5 minutes.
Poor the mixture in cooled crust leaving 1/4 for topping fresh strawberries. Arrange fresh berries on top of mixture and drizzle with the remaining cooked berries. Let cool for a few hours in refrigerator. Serve with fresh whipped cream. *Fresh whipped cream has 0 to only 1% added sugar*. This is optional of course.
1 and 1/2 cups mini pretzels
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener
1/2 stick butter softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Place pretzels, almonds, cinnamon and monkfruit in a processor and pulse until until crumbs form. Add butter and pulse until blended.
Form the mixture onto a pie plate and cook at 350 F. for 8 minutes. Let cool.