Strawberry Icebox Pie
Calling a pie an 'ice box pie', began back in the day when people kept their perishable foods in an 'Ice Box' to keep cold prior to the invention of the refrigerator. It's an old-fashioned term that simply means the pie needs to be kept chilled.
This strawberry icebox pie has a baked pastry crust topped with a fluffy marshmallow-strawberry cream filling.
1 (9-inch) baked pie crust*
1 (17-ounce) package marshmallows
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
1 (10-ounce) box frozen sliced and sweetened strawberries, thawed or 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries sweetened with a little sugar
Additional strawberries for garnish (optional)
- Place marshmallows and about 2 tablespoons of juice from the sweetened strawberries in double boiler and cook, stirring frequently, over simmering water until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and stir in the strawberries, mixing well.
- Refrigerate mixture for 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
- Gently fold in whipped cream and pour into the baked pie shell.
- Chill for 2 hours or overnight before serving.
- Serve garnished with additional strawberries, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.