Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Grandma's Frozen Strawberry Pecan Sandie Dessert

My beloved Grandma Hutch recently passed away at the age of 97. She lived a long and beautiful life. She was the last of my living Grandparents and her passing in the same year that I will give birth to my first baby is surely not a coincidence. In honor of my Grandma, I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite recipes of hers. Grandma made this Frozen Strawberry Pecan Sandie Dessert especially for me all throughout my childhood. 
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I have always loved strawberry desserts but this one, because it was made with love by my Grandma, is very special to me. When my Mom came to visit a couple of weeks ago we made it together and reminisced about the wonderful woman my Grandma was and how much we will miss her. This recipe will be one that I will make for my children and someday  for my grandchildren and when they eat it I will share with them memories of my loving Grandma Hutch.
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Grandma's Frozen Strawberry Pecan Sandie Dessert
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Ingredients
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best)
1 10 ounce container of frozen strawberries, thawed slightly in the refrigerator
3 egg whites
1 8 ounce container of Cool Whip
1 package of Keebler Pecan Sandies
4 tablespoons melted butter
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Directions
Crush 2/3 of the cookies and mix them in a large bowl with the melted butter. Press them into an even layer in the bottom of an ungreased 9X13 pan. Beat sugar, lemon juice, strawberries, and egg whites for 8 minutes on high speed. The mixture will become thick and fluffy. 
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Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over the cookie crust in the pan and spread with a spoon. Crush the remaining cookies and spread over the strawberry fluff. Freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight and serve frozen to eat.
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3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dessert. This will be perfect for Easter weekend. :)

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  2. What a wonderful way to remember your grandma :) I love strawberry desserts too--I tend to go for tart or sweet fruit based desserts over chocolate after a filling meal, like one at Easter, so this would be perfect!

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  3. Aww, what a precious post.

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