A creamy strawberry dessert topped with a delicious crumb topping.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir together the flour, brown sugar, walnuts, and melted butter in a bowl. Spread out on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes until crispy, then remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

  • Beat the egg whites to soft peaks; continue beating to stiff peaks while slowly adding sugar. Toss the strawberries in lemon juice, and stir into the egg whites until the mixture turns slightly pink. Fold in the whipped cream until incorporated.

  • Crumble up the walnut mixture, and sprinkle 2/3 of it evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish. Spoon the strawberry mixture over the crumbs, then sprinkle the remaining crumbs over top. Place in freezer and freeze for two hours until hard. Remove from the freezer several minutes before serving to make it easier to slice.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 24.6g 8% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 18.1mg 6% DV; sodium 54.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2011
Absolutely delicious! I wanted a thicker crust so I increased 1 1/2 times the crust amount ( 1 1/2 c flour, 3/4 c br sugar, 3/4c chopped walnuts and 3/4 c butter). I finely chopped up 2 c. of fresh strawberries and sprinkled 1T of white sugar over the strawberries to help make it more sweeter and release its' red juices. Next I whipped up 1 c. of heavy whipping cream adding lemon juice and sugar. When I folded the strawberry mixture into the whipped cream, its' juices made a pretty pink color. And when I poured the filling over the crust it made nice pink and white swirls throughout the filling. I froze this dessert for at least 8 hours before cutting into it. Once frozen solid I had no problem cutting into the squares. I placed a dollop of homemade whipped cream from this site,"Sweetened Whipped Cream". This dessert makes a pretty presentation with flecked strawberry bits in the pinkish hue filling. The strawberries are definitely sweet and juicy. The filling itself is light, fluffy and creamy. I like the crunchy toasted walnuts in the crust as well as the topping. It adds a nice texture to the dessert. It is not too sweet -just right. The crust ended up being the right amount for this size dessert and I am glad I increased the amount. We all enjoyed this cool and creamy dessert. Frozen whipped cream blended with chopped strawberries and topped with a crunchy walnut topping, is a refreshing and perfect way to end a hot, humid day here in Hawaii! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/23/2018
It was easy to make and but we found it way too sweet. We also did not like the frozen strawberries in it. Read More
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2011
Absolutely delicious! I wanted a thicker crust so I increased 1 1/2 times the crust amount ( 1 1/2 c flour, 3/4 c br sugar, 3/4c chopped walnuts and 3/4 c butter). I finely chopped up 2 c. of fresh strawberries and sprinkled 1T of white sugar over the strawberries to help make it more sweeter and release its' red juices. Next I whipped up 1 c. of heavy whipping cream adding lemon juice and sugar. When I folded the strawberry mixture into the whipped cream, its' juices made a pretty pink color. And when I poured the filling over the crust it made nice pink and white swirls throughout the filling. I froze this dessert for at least 8 hours before cutting into it. Once frozen solid I had no problem cutting into the squares. I placed a dollop of homemade whipped cream from this site,"Sweetened Whipped Cream". This dessert makes a pretty presentation with flecked strawberry bits in the pinkish hue filling. The strawberries are definitely sweet and juicy. The filling itself is light, fluffy and creamy. I like the crunchy toasted walnuts in the crust as well as the topping. It adds a nice texture to the dessert. It is not too sweet -just right. The crust ended up being the right amount for this size dessert and I am glad I increased the amount. We all enjoyed this cool and creamy dessert. Frozen whipped cream blended with chopped strawberries and topped with a crunchy walnut topping, is a refreshing and perfect way to end a hot, humid day here in Hawaii! Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2007
I made this the other night to have after a lobster feed. It was light and delicious and I am making it again today for a family bbq. I changed the ingredients a bit the second time as I am using Cool Whip to keep the calories down so I used a half cup of Splenda instead of 1 cup of sugar in the egg whites and it is just as good with a lot less calories. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2007
Easy and quick to make and tastes good too! I used 1 cup extra creamy cool whip in place of the whipped cream. Only thing I would change is to chop up my strawberries a lot more the next time. I "sliced" them like the recipe said but I didn't like biting into a frozen slice of strawberry. Even tho you let this sit out for 10-15 minutes the berries are still frozen. I'll try cutting them into smaller pieces next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2007
Excellent dessert! I actually grew up with this being a staple summertime dessert at my grandmother's house. My recipe is slightly modified to use cut up fresh strawberries and mix with egg whites sugar and lemon juice using hand mixer until peaks form. Also to cut fat even more we always use Kraft Dream Whip prepared as directed on box. Prior to serving in individual portions I always garnish with fresh strawberries. Delicious summer treat! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2011
Wonderful childhood memories of my Grandmother bringing this delicious dessert to family gatherings. However she would never give anyone "her" recipe! Thank goodness for allrecipes; I now have the secret recipe! I am surprised that no one has commented on the safety of using raw egg whites. I would substitute powdered egg whites. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
Wow this was so delicious! I made homemade whipped cream and it definitley was worth it. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2011
This is delicious. I made the crumbles with almonds and pecans because I don't like walnuts and it turned out awesome! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
This was delicious! Made it for a family dinner with my in-laws and it was a big hit. A nice cool creamy dessert on a warm day. Will definitely make this again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2015
I am diabetic so to make it healthier I added some oats to the crust. And used 1/2 c Splenda vs the sugar and used a can of mandarins and blueberries I has on hand with whip cream vs heavy cream. It was fantastic!!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
07/23/2018
It was easy to make and but we found it way too sweet. We also did not like the frozen strawberries in it. Read More
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