Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Strawberry Pretzel Salad (Sugar Free)


 
How about joining me for a sugar-free version of Strawberry Pretzel Salad?  I'm using my red target salad plates with my white Mikasa English Countryside dishes on top.  The red mugs are for tea and of course, I'm using my favorite red Cambridge flatware. 

 
 
Tea will be served from my fruity teapot that was a gift. 
 


I made this tablecloth from one that was stained and backed it with some green fabric.  It goes well with my fruit theme.


I so love this salad, but wanted to come up with a sugar-free version.  I know that I'm always baking, but I really and truly do watch my carbs, and have for the past 14 years.  In this recipe you still will get some carbs from the pretzels, but I think I succeeded in making a yummy sugar-free recipe.  Here's how I did it:

Crust:

2 cups crushed pretzels (this can be done by hand or with a food processor)
2 T. sugar substitute (I used Splenda)
3/4 cup melted butter

Mix and pat into a 9 x 13" pan.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Cool.

Middle Layer:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened (I used low-fat)
3/4 cup sugar substitute (I used Splenda)
1- 8 ounce container of frozen whipped topping, thawed

Beat cream cheese and sugar substitute until smooth.  Fold in whipped topping.  Pour over cooled crust and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Top Layer:

2- 0.30 oz. pkgs. strawberry sugar- free gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
2-3 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Pour the boiling water over the gelatin in a mixing bowl.  Add the cold water.  Refrigerate this mixture until it thickens and resembles egg whites.  Add the fresh strawberries and stir.  Pour on top of the cream cheese layer.  Refrigerate. 

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

 
              Thank you for your visit!  xo


25 comments:

  1. I've never tried the salad but it sure sounds good Kitty! Love that you saved the tablecloth:@)

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  2. I have never tasted this but it always looks so good. That topper sure is adorable, too. xo

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  3. The salad looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing today.

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  4. Hi Kitty I just saw your pie featured at Sandi's Home! I'm dying for a slice, looks scrumptious! And this salad here is not far behind! Thanks for sharing! Lizy

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  5. Kitty,
    this is one of my very favorite salads...and now a sugar free version..
    I love what you did with the tablecloth. I have been thinking about doing something with all of the vintage ones I have...your is an inspiration..thank you..
    Love, Mona

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  6. Kitty, this looks fantastic and diet??? Your setting is pretty with your red and white. Cute tablecloth!!

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  7. Oh yes! I am very familiar with this lovely dish, and sure wish I had a bite of it right now. Everything looks sooo good. Great recipe!

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  8. I used to make this all the time, and it's nice to have a low carb version! Your setting of red and white is a perfect setting for the dessert. This is one of my favorite desserts. xo

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  9. You always make a little treat look so fabulous!! I like that you were able to save your tablecloth, it makes for a perfect backdrop to your pretty salad setting.

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  10. The tablecloth turned out wonderful!! The table looks so pretty. Love the salad.. wow sugar free, that would be right up my alley. x and one great big hug!!! marlis

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  11. So it all came out tasting OK with the Splenda, huh? My husband prefers Splenda to the other sugar substitutes, but I have never tried it for cooking...only his coffee, cereal, etc. You're the pro, so I'm going to follow your lead! :-)

    Pretzels as a crust??!?!!! Again...you're the pro! I know you wouldn't steer me wrong!

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  12. How clever to restyle the tablecloth. It's pretty and perfect for your red and white dishes. The salad looks refreshing.

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  13. Love the tablecloth. Yum on the pretzel crust.

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  14. Cute tablecloth creation Kitty! the green border is perfect for your strawberry theme! I haven't had strawberry pretzel salad in years, yum, I will definitely try your recipe, thank you!
    Jenna

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  15. Cute table and perfect for the strawberry salad. This is one of my favorites too! Thanks for the lighter recipe!
    Sharlotte

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  16. Yum! This sounds like a wonderful salad, Kitty. It's pretty too. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. Kitty~ My mom makes a strawberry pretzel salad, though not sugar free, it's wonderful! Oh so smart to salvage a stained tablecloth!

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  18. This is definitely a favorite of mine. A lady brought it to a church dinner years ago and since then I have been hooked :) Your table looks so pretty with the strawberry table cloth - you always set everything up nicely.

    Have a great day! Hugs to you!

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  19. Kitty, you are always making such interesting treats...can that red mug be for coffee or just tea?!
    Have a wonderful week...

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  20. I love the tablecloth you made! So sweet! The pretzel salad is always a summer favorite...yum.

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  21. ummmmm...this looks and sounds like something OUT OF THIS WORLD....
    I am making your Texas Sheet Cake Sunday morning to serve to our home fellowship group.
    They are all beginning to ask "is this a Kitty recipe?".....they all LOVE your desserts SOOO YOU have made ME the Dessert Queen of Fellowship. hahhaaa....ain't life grand !!

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  22. The salad looks delish, Kitty. Pretty tea table, too.

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  23. Kitty, I just love this salad, reminds me a of a great tea room salad. I have a sugar and creamer just like that with many other pieces, it is a great collection. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  24. Kitty this is one of my salads! I have made it sugar free before because my oldest daughter has been diabetic since the age of 11. I love it with raspberries too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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