The concentrated flavor of freeze-dried strawberries makes the pink layer super-fruity, plus they act as a natural food dye. Letting the pie soften in the fridge for a bit before serving gives it a creamier mouthfeel.

EatingWell.com, July 2022

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Credit: PHOTOGRAPHER: RYAN LIEBE, FOOD STYLIST: JASON SCHREIBER, PROP STYLIST: PAIGE HICKS

Recipe Summary

active:
40 mins
total:
5 hrs
Servings:
12

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

Crust
Filling

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare crust: Preheat oven to 350°F.

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  • Combine cookies, 2 teaspoons sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add oil and pulse until the mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Transfer to a 9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish) and press evenly into the bottom and up the sides. Bake until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.

  • To prepare filling: Beat cream with an electric mixer or in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment on high speed until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to low and slowly add sugar, then beat on high until stiff peaks form.

  • Transfer one-third of the whipped cream to a small bowl and gently stir in strawberry yogurt. Place 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries in a mini food processor and process until very finely ground. Fold into the strawberry mixture.

  • Fold vanilla yogurt into the remaining whipped cream. Transfer half to a small bowl and whisk in cocoa. You now have 3 equal bowls of cream: one strawberry, one vanilla and one chocolate.

  • Using a small offset spatula, carefully spread the chocolate cream evenly in the bottom of the cooled crust. Top with the vanilla cream and spread until smooth. Finish with the strawberry cream. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

  • Let the pie soften slightly in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with the remaining 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries.

To make ahead

Prepare through Step 6 and freeze, well wrapped, for up to 1 week.

Equipment

9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish)

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
331 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 27g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 17g; added sugar 11g; fat 24g; saturated fat 10g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 3g; trans fatty acid 1g; cholesterol 48mg; vitamin a iu 598IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 6mg; vitamin d iu 32IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 5mg; vitamin k 6mg; sodium 136mg; calcium 94mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 14mg; phosphorus 83mg; potassium 192mg; omega 3 fatty acid 1g; omega 6 fatty acid 2g; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 3mcg.
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