A coconut crust and pretty fluffy filling make this gluten free dessert special!
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
In a small bowl, combine coconut and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned (over edges loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning if necessary). Cool on a wire rack.
In a large bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; let stand for 15 minutes. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved; stir in lemon juice. Stir into strawberry mixture. Cool to room temperature. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before slicing.
Yield 8-10 servings