Retro Strawberries-and-Cream Pretzel Tart
Retro Strawberries-and-Cream Pretzel Tart
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    When I was growing up in Nebraska in the 1980s, my mom was the queen of what are now considered retro foods from that era. I have fond memories of her pretzel-crusted strawberry Jell-O and cream cheese "salad." Of course, now that I’m a food snob—or food elitist, as my dad would say—I have to give it a slightly more sophisticated rendering. A springform pan is pinch-hitting for the glass Pyrex dish, transforming the salad into a tart. The sides of the pan are removed to reveal the pretty layers. It can be made in a 9-in/23-cm deep-dish pie pan instead, but then I guess it becomes just that, a pie. Salad, tart, pie—whatever you want to call it, this throwback is worth revisiting.

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups/140 g store-bought tiny pretzel twists
    • 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp/155 g unsalted butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup/50 g firmly packed light brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups/360 ml cold heavy (whipping) cream
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp/125 g granulated sugar
    • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • One 8-oz/225-g package cream cheese
    • 3/4 cup/180 ml water
    • One 3-oz/85-g package strawberry gelatin
    • About 2 quarts/910 g large fresh strawberries, tops trimmed

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 396 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.49%
    • Saturated Fat: 16 g 80.97%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 85 mg 28.37%
    • Sodium: 265 mg 11.05%
    • Calcium: 85 mg 8.52%
    • Potassium: 55 mg 1.56%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.77%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.86%
    • Sugar: 23 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 16.44%
    • Vitamin C 0.56%
    • Vitamin D 6.47%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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