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.

You can also make this pie to go in a square pan with a lid. I made this one for a cook out.

Strawberry Filling

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.

Pretzel crust

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.

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