Easter Egg Strawberry Pie

This is a re-post but this recipe is so good for dessert this time of year.

This is a strawberry pie I’ve been making for at least 15 years.

This recipe makes 2 pies.

You’ll need:

Darn it! I forgot to stick the pastel peanut M&M’s in the picture. Here’s the list:

2 packs of Graham crackers (inside the box, there are 3 packs . . use 2 of those)
2/3 c. butter, softened
2 T. sugar
1-1/2 C. boiling water
1 – 6 oz. package strawberry Jello
1 pint strawberry ice cream, softened
1 – 6 oz. container strawberry yogurt
3 cups Cool Whip
1 – 12 – 16 oz. container of fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces
1 c. toasted coconut
A few pastel M&M’s with peanuts

To toast the coconut, spread it out in a baking dish and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes, stirring often and watching it closely.

To make the crust, place the graham crackers in a food processor or blender or crush them in a Ziplock bag with a rolling pin. Mix in 2 T. sugar and the butter. Spread into 2 pie pans and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

For the pie filling:

Pour the boiling water into a mixing bowl and stir in the jello.

Add the softened ice cream and yogurt and stir til blended completely.

Place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Stir several times during that time.

Try not to eat the strawberries while chopping them.

Stir the strawberries and 1 cup of Cool Whip into the pie filling.

Pour into the 2 pie pans. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Top with Cool Whip.

Build coconut nests and place the pastel colored “eggs” (M&M’s really!) in the nests. Refrigerate at least two hours. Store in fridge (if there are any leftovers!)

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Hi Judy, I’m too tired* to work out the English recipe, so do you think you could box one of these delicious Easter cakes up and send me it… surely you don’t need two!!

    * Trying to strip wallpaper off the bedroom walls to redecorate to match the new bed quilt I’m making!

    Happy Easter

  2. 2

    says

    I’ll get started making those soon! You might want to plan something else for dessert though .. Just in case these don’t arrive in time. 🙂

  3. 3

    Sandy says

    This sounds so yummy. I love how you give us step by step directions (complete with photos!). Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will definately try it.

  4. 4

    says

    The pictures of the ingredients reminded me of a a coconut question that you might be able to answer. Several of my recipes call for a “can of coconut”, but I haven’t been able to find coconut in a can in nearly a year. How much coconut is in a can and is there any difference between it and coconut you buy in a bag? Ok, I guess that’s two.

    I’m going to have to pass on the strawberry pie – my husband is allergic to strawberries.

    • 5.1

      Sharlene says

      Does this freeze well??? so i can make it tonight and serve on Sunday??
      Sounds very refreshing.

  5. 7

    Brenda B. says

    Thanks for the reminder, hard to believe it’s been a year already. This is such a neat recipe and looks so pretty (and tastes so good). Tell Vince I hope he enjoyed his day off 🙂

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    Loretta says

    Thanks for posting this recipe, Judy. I made my pies last night and they are delicious.