Delightful Strawberry Dessert

Delightful Strawberry Dessert is a new twist on traditional strawberry desserts. Your guests will ask just what the secret ingredient is that makes it so heavenly. With sweet meringue, tart strawberries, pecans, exotic coconut, and a surprising addition of saltine crackers, this recipe will have everyone talking!

Delightful Strawberry Dessert

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This delightful strawberry dessert is sure to make your guests happy with its delightful flavors and simple preparation. Its sweet and tart flavor will tantalize your taste buds! Plus, it requires just a few ingredients and even fewer steps, making it a great choice for any occasion.


  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/2 cup saltine crackers, crushed

  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 2 cups whipping cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and cream of tartar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Gently fold in cracker crumbs, coconut, and pecans. Spread mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 22 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream, gelatin, and remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in strawberries, then pour over egg white layer. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-Q: What type of strawberry should I use for this recipe? A: To get the best results, it is recommended to use freshly picked, ripe strawberries for this recipe. Choosing the freshest ingredients will result in the most flavorful outcome.

-Q: How long does this dessert take to prepare? A: This strawberry dessert is fast and easy to prepare- it only requires about an hour of your time in the kitchen. The majority of this time is spent letting the pie bake, so you can do other things while it bakes!

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