Lightened Up Strawberry Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream

Lightened Up Strawberry Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream #SweetSwaps

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This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

 

Spring is almost here, that means its time to shed those sweaters for cute sundresses.  I am also hoping to shed some pounds too by getting fit and eating healthier.   An easy way to cut those calories is to swap out ingredients for lighter options.  I still have a sweet tooth so I decided to recreate a family favorite recipe and swap out the added sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener.  Here is our Lightened Up Strawberry Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream recipe!

Lightened Up Strawberry Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream

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4.6 from 15 reviews
Lightened Up Strawberry Pie
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pre-made pie crust- I used vanilla wafer crumb crust or you can use shortbread crust
  • 1 quart of fresh strawberries; ½ cut tops leaving flat, ½ for puree
  • 1 c Splenda No Calorie Sweetener
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 2 drops of red food coloring
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Make an egg wash and brush on your crust. Put the crust in the oven until brown. About 5-7 minutes.
  2. After turning the lid of the pie crust upside down, place strawberries cut side down to fill the lid. Set aside.
  3. Using remaining strawberries purée in food processor or blender.
  4. In a medium saucepan boil the purée with Splenda, cornstarch and red food coloring.
  5. Continue to boil until clear and thick. Cool slightly.
  6. Fill the bottom of pie crust with purée mix. Then carefully place whole strawberries from the lid into thickened puree mix. It will be hot!
  7. Cool thoroughly.
  8. Serve with whipped cream.

For the Strawberry Pie recipe I  replaced 1 cup of sugar for 1 cup of  Splenda No Calorie Sweetener.  Doing this helped me reduce added sugar and calories.

Splenda No Calorie Sweetener works best when making:

  • Cheese Cake
  • Custards
  • Fruit fillings
  • Fruit Pies
  • Muffins
  • Quick Breads
  • Sauces

If you are making baked goods like cookies and cakes, SPLENDA Sugar Blend and Brown Sugar Blend is typically preferred.

Homemade Whipped Cream

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To top off a Strawberry Pie you gotta have whipped cream, so I made my own using Splenda No Calorie Sweetener instead of sugar.  Delicious!

4.6 from 15 reviews
Lightened Up Whipped Cream #SweetSwaps
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 2 T of Splenda
Instructions
  1. Put the Splenda and whipping cream into a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Serve on your Strawberry Pie. Delicious!

 

Most of us  underestimate the amount of sugar we eat because the sweet stuff is hiding in some of our favorite foods and beverages, like vanilla lattes, fruit flavored yogurt, salad dressing and cereal. Once we realize where the sugar is hiding, we can come up with ways to eliminate the excess sugar from our diets!  Visit 365SweetSwaps.com for more tips and recipes to help you save calories from added sugar all year long!

 Lightened Up Strawberry Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream #SweetSwaps
Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

Comments

  1. Another delicious recipe! And simple to do! I would love this, whipped cream and strawberries are 2 of my favorite things!

  2. That sounds soooo good and perfect for spring! I love to serve pies like this at my boys birthday party in August.

  3. The whipped cream looks awesome. I love anything “light.” :D

  4. That is so pretty and it looks delicious too! I love that it’s lightened up too.

  5. Oh this looks amazing and so pretty! Whipped cream is my favorite!

  6. love lighter versions of recipes!! this strawberry pie looks great for cookouts

  7. OH I know this would be a hit in our home. I love whipped cream sooo much!

  8. That looks delish. I hadn’t thought to use Splenda in my whipped cream.

  9. Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely delicious! We have a tendency to eat more of the whipped cream then the pie itself in our house, so I love that you created a healthy alternative. I am pinning this so I can make it this summer when we have strawberries and cream like every week!

  10. This sounds really good! I love strawberries and fresh whipped cream!

  11. Oh my, that looks way too pretty to eat! I love strawberries and whipped cream.

  12. That looks delicious! Love that it’s lighter, so I won’t feel bad eating it. :)

  13. Mmm Strawberry pie, and just in time for the warm weather we have coming to GA. Yum!

  14. Yum! This looks scrumptious and healthy. A perfect springtime dessert.

  15. Oh that looks delish. So ready for summertime!! Yummy!!

  16. What an easy and YUMMY looking pie!! Send a slice my way please!

  17. Looks delicious! We love Strawberry pie – heck we love all pie!

  18. Lightening up is a good thing and boy you really make this pie look awesome – I want to make it. Thanks for sharing and your photos are great!

  19. This looks so delicious. My children would really get a kick out of the cream and berries.

  20. That looks so good. I love homemade whipped cream!!

  21. Love that you were able to lighten up this recipe. Even small changes to recipes can make a big difference and are just as delicious.

  22. That’s one beautiful pie! A great swap using Splenda!

  23. Oh I love that you used Splenda in this. A little less guilt but the same amount of delicious.

  24. I love swwing all the recipes out there using Splenda. My kids would love this pie!

  25. What a delicious looking pie! I love making substitutions in order to lighten up a little.

  26. This pie does look splenderiffic. I love strawberries in or on a pie.

  27. Ohhhh yeah!!! Loving this!! This strawberry pie looks so fresh and summery and I love the lightened up recipes.

  28. I love Homemade Whipped Cream! Looks like a nice dessert!

  29. This looks delish! I will have to try this when we go strawberry picking. I am always looking for things to do with all the yummy berries we pick!!

  30. I love strawberry pie. I love strawberry anything. This looks great.

  31. Such a smart idea to use Splenda! I love strawberry pie.

  32. I love strawberry pie. It is one of my favorite summer pies. And I love that it is lighter.

  33. Yum, that looks delicious! I love homemade whipped cream.

  34. Yes! Such a good pie for pi day! And beautiful too – I can’t wait to try.

  35. Ashley M says:

    OH that looks really good. I would love this.

  36. I’ve always wanted to try baking with a sugar substitute. I think I’ve held back because I didn’t think to food would taste very good. This looks amazing though.

  37. Eliz Frank says:

    That looks so light and delicious. The best part is that it’s a reduced calorie dessert.

  38. Yum that looks amazing! My girls are strawberry addicts! They would love this!

  39. Yummy! THis is such fresh and light dessert. Especially for the summertime! I love strawberries

  40. Wow, this looks really good! I had strawberry cake tonight, but I know this would be a much healthier alternative!

  41. This looks so beautiful, almost to beautiful to eat! However, I LOVE Strawberry Pie so I’ll be giving this a make.

  42. Oh my! I love strawberry pie and this sounds super easy and I love swapping for less sugar.

  43. Yum, looks delicious!

  44. A lighter version sounds good for what is usually a guilty pleasure

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