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Strawberry Almondine

Strawberries are plentiful in this area in early summer. I developed this recipe to use up some berries that had been in my refrigerator for a few days. My family just loves it!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted


  • In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar and butter. Spread on the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and strawberries until smooth. Spread over cooled crust and chill until firm. Spread whipped topping over strawberry mixture and sprinkle with almonds. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

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  • Loiscooks
    Jul 19, 2010

    I have a low-carbohydrate diet. For the crust, I substituted 1 tablespoon of sugar for the 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar. For the filling I replaced the sugar with Splenda. I do think it would have been better if I had used some sugar for the filling, as using all Splenda does leave a very slight aftertaste. I also used real whipped cream and did not add any sweetener. It was a good pie.