Monday, March 19, 2012

20 Minute Strawberry "pie" dessert

It's finally summer!!  

Ok, not really.  It's actually STILL winter but the 80° gives the feeling of summer.  I'm sitting back and enjoying these temps.  Could it be a sign of Global Warming?  Maybe, but who cares?!?  Ok, I care a little.  But it's JUST. SO. NICE.

And with summer comes a craving for strawberry pie.  It actually all started last week on March 14th.  That would be Pi Day (3/14 = 3.14... = π = Math Joke Day).  That's when the idea of strawberry pie first came up and everyone thought it sounded good.  But no one wanted to actually make a pie. :(

Then yesterday it was brought up again.  Unfortunately we only had about 20 minutes until dinner so I improvised.  

12 Dates (1 box of Walgreen's brand "Nice" dates)
1/4 C Rolled Oats
1/4 C Pecans
1/2 T water

2 C Sliced Strawberries
1 Orange - peeled & chopped
1/2 T Lemon Juice
2 T Chia Seeds
2 packets of Truvia

Put all the crust ingredients in your food processor and pulse until you have a sticky dough like consistency.

Then press the dough into the bottom of individual "cups".  I made 5 but this could have EASILY made 6. :)

Next mix your filling ingredients in a bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes.

Scoop the filling over the crust and put in the fridge until ready to eat.

When I put it infront of Kai she asked "is this dessert?" and made a face!

I told her to try it...

She came back with "Mommy, I LOVE this dessert.  Can we have it tomorrow too?!"

I call that a win. :D

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