Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Pie ( Low Calorie, Healthy) #SundaySupper #FlStrawberry

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I am so happy Georgia is right next to Florida. As that means we get fresh Florida strawberries from November until April. In fact if you happen to live in Florida, you can pick them yourselves. Start here to find placed to pick and tips for a great picking experience. Luckily, my grocery stores are full of Florida strawberries at a fantastic price. During my last shopping trip I picked up three pints of Florida strawberries with the intent of making jam. I have been wanting to try to make jam for years, but the thought of canning sent me into a tizzy, not to mention the thought of using pectin.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam - easy, no pectin

While I realize this is an unnatural fear, it was enough to stop me from trying it. Then I saw a lot of recipes for using chia seeds instead of pectin to make the jam. Given my past experience with chia seeds, I felt confident I could make this work. As with most recipes that I fear, I found that strawberry jam was absurdly easy to  make. What was all the fuss about? Fear conquered! Now about canning, that is easy too. Make sure you have the correct jars and they are sterilized. Spoon in your hot jam leaving 1/4 inch space at top. Then seal them tightly with the lid. Place in boiling water for 10 minutes. Let cool. It really is that easy.

Now that you have made Strawberry Chia Seed Jam, what do you do with it? Sure you can slather it on some toast, but even better is the idea of making a low calorie Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Pie. Oh yeah! To begin with, this is a no bake pie. A round of applause please. Second this pie is loaded with strawberries. It includes both fresh strawberries and the strawberry jam. Finally, it is lip smacking delicious.

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After the pie is put together, pop it in the freezer for about 2 hours. You just want it to solidify, not to freeze as hard as a rock. If you happen to freeze longer, let it defrost slightly in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so. You should be able to cut the pie, but still have the filling be solid. If you cannot cut the pie, it is still too frozen. Try to be patient a little longer before enjoying every single morsel of this strawberry cheesecake icebox pie.

Strawberry pie with graham cracker crust - no bake, icebox pie

Now is the perfect time to stock on up Florida strawberries and preserve them for use throughout the year. This way you will be all set to make this strawberry cheesecake pie again for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, any holiday really. Be sure to follow Florida Strawberries for the latest news and tips through Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 224 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 reduced fat graham cracker crust
  • 1 cup sliced Florida strawberries
  • ¼ cup agave
  • 1 ½ cups strawberry chia seed jam divided
  • 4 oz Greek yogurt cream cheese softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut whipped topping thawed

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together sliced strawberries, agave and half of strawberry jam.
  2. In a food processor, whip together cream cheese and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Add remaining half of strawberry jam and process until combined
  4. Stir into strawberry mixture.
  5. Fold in whipped topping.
  6. Pour into the pie crust and freeze for 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

If you are freezing for longer than 2 hours, place pie in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving. Do not let it defrost all the way.

I calculated 9 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cheesecake Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Christie

Canning

Drying (Dehydrated)

Freezing

Pickling

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    We love strawberries!!
  2. Christie says
    Oh my goodness! That looks so full of berry goodness. I can't wait to whip one up for the hubs.
  3. I love desserts like this, especially strawberry!
  4. Love strawberry and mentioning its nutritional fact its good to know how many calories we are taking in our diet. Will try it at home for my kid. He will surely love it.
  5. I love strawberries and cheesecake so I know I'll love this pie! Looks delicious!
  6. Ahh this makes me think of summer - I'm so excited not to wear a heavy coat anymore! haha (sadly, I'm not in Florida)
  7. Christie this looks absolutely delicious and refreshing too! I love how you used chia seeds to thicken the jam. Don loves homemade strawberry jam, so this is perfect for keeping that in stock even after the Florida strawberry season ends. Thanks so much!
  8. I'm so excited that strawberry season is almost here (in my area). I try to find as many ways to use them as possible. This is a great recipe, and I can't wait to try it.
  9. SUCH a gorgeous dessert! I love strawberries, and this is a great way to celebrate them!
  10. We love anything with seasonal strawberries and this looks so good! Cant wait to make this for a nice treat!
  11. There really is nothing better than fresh, ripe strawberries - I always want to put them in any dessert possible when they're in season!

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