Friday, May 3, 2013
Beautiful Strawberry Pie
It's almost strawberry season and I am starting to find great deals on the succulent fruit. I had several helpers this morning and we decided to concoct a couple of pies. I am a huge fan of this strawberry pie recipe- the filling is a cinch to put together and the chunks of fruit make this treat amazing. No complaints were heard from the children and almost everyone finished their piece.
I cheated and used pre-made pie crusts from the store. Honestly, I could have rolled out my own, but our Spring schedules are so hectic that I cut a few corners when I can. The children were too busy licking the bowls that no one seemed to notice we skipped a step.
This pie is easy and quick- we timed it at about 15 minutes of prep. Perfect for a busy day! Take advantage of the local produce or the sales at the supermarket and try this recipe. I think you will agree that it is definetly worth the hassle of a few dirty dishes.
For the strawberry pie, you will need:
* one baked single pie crust
* 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup water
* 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
* 3 Tablespoons strawberry gelatin ( I just used a whole 3 oz. package)
* Cool Whip
Here is how you prepare this berry dessert:
Prepare your single crust pie shell. You can get elbow deep in the flour or cheat and buy pre-made. I won't tell if you won't...
Clean and slice your strawberries. I prefer a thicker slice and the children really enjoy it. Set aside.
In a saucepan, combine your water, sugar, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil.
Add the strawberry gelatin and mix.
Mix in the strawberries and pour into your baked pie crust.
Refrigerate and let set up for a few hours.
Top with cool whip or softened ice cream for a cool treat.
What do you like to make with strawberries?