You might be surprised to see pretzels in a strawberry dessert recipe, but this Strawberry Pretzel Dessert shows you that it can and does work, and it is delicious! Not only does this recipe for the Strawberry Pretzel Dessert look beautiful, it seems like it would be the perfect combination of flavours for a dessert. This recipe is perfect if it is strawberry season, or even if you have some extra strawberries stashed away in your freezer from strawberry season. Even if you don't have your own strawberries at home, you can always find nice store bought ones in the produce section at the grocery store, or in the frozen section as well. So, it truly is a recipe that can be enjoyed at any time of year! Strawberries make amazing desserts with their sweet yet tart and sour flavour and their brilliant red colour. Many people have strawberries as one of their favourite fruits, and who could resist these yummy little treats from nature?
The Strawberry Pretzel Dessert recipe comes from the Sugar Apron food blog and website. Sugar Apron was created by part-time kindergarten teacher, Sarah Kozowski as an outlet for her love of baking and cooking. She is the recipe developer and photographer for the site, and writes all of the posts that go along with the recipes talking about things that are going on in her everyday life. Sarah takes great pleasure in creating these recipes and loves to have her blog as a medium to be able to share these recipes with folks all around the world. She claims that one of her favourite combinations is strawberries and pretzels. This is something I have never personally tried, but it could be good. We see pretzels dipped in yoghurt after all, and sometimes that yoghurt can be strawberry flavoured, so I imagine this strawberry pretzel dessert to be somewhat similar to that kind of idea. Especially if you like the sweet and salty combination desserts.
The whole dessert making process takes about four hours or more, so plan ahead for this one. Not that the hands on portion of the recipe takes this long, but it is the time it takes to set after the dessert is prepared that takes the longest amount of time. For the salty crust of this recipe, you need the pretzels of course, and you want the salted ones for this recipe. Then you need some butter and sugar, which are added to the crushed pretzels and then pressed into a pan. This layer is baked for a short while and then the cream cheese layer is made and allowed to set in the fridge. The strawberry and Jello layer is the last to be made and then poured on top of the cream cheese layer of the recipe. This all sets for at least one hour before serving. This would be perfect with a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip on top served cold of course.
That is really all that is required to make this lovely strawberry pretzel dessert recipe. It is like an easier version of a cheesecake, with a slightly more salty base to it. All of the layers of flavour really do suit one another as well. It is said that our taste buds really appreciate foods that have a very rounded flavour like this dessert has. It loves to experience all of the various flavours like sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and savoury, as well as spicy, but we will leave that one out of this particular dessert recipe. Have a look at this great and easy recipe and try it out for yourself!