Friday, June 6, 2008

Fresh Strawberry Pie

So one of the things I'm going to do with the "new" blog is to share some of my favotrite recipes here and there. Though I love to cook, baking is really my thing.

Now, there is a good chance I posted this recipe last summer, or well I meant to, maybe I did...maybe I didn't. But here is the is the best darn pie ever. Super easy to make, and so very refreshing!!!!!

Sometimes, when I'm feeling totally crazy, I make it with raspberries and raspberry jello--only when I'm feelin' crazy. Which for me, means I've made it that way a lot!

So if you want your husband to adore you, your kids to thank you, your sister to envy you, and the neighbors to be in awe of your Martha Stewart-like abiities, then go get some strawberries and strawberry jello and whip one up tonight. You won't regret it.

Make in the tin pie crust:

1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. oil
2 tbsp. milk

In the pie plate mix dry ingredients. Measure 1/2 c. oil and add 2 tbsp. milk. Mix together. (there is probably some fancy name for this process, like emulsification, or something but I just call it "mixing" :) ) Pour over flour mixture in pie plate and mix together. Press around pie plate and form crust. Poke with a fork. Bake 350 for 20 minutes.

Fresh Strawberry Filling

1 c. sugar
1 c. water
2 tbsp. cornstarch
3 tbsp. strawberry jello
2 c. sliced fresh strawberries

Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Add water and boil until thick. Add jello. Stir well. Stir in strawberries and pour into pie crust. Chill until set and serve with whipped cream.


Flossie's Follies said...

I LOVe strawberries, thanks for the recipe

Susan G said...

The recipe sounds delish, but how much water do you put in the filling? We are getting wonderful fresh berries in the stores now and I'd love to try the pie.

leanne said...

This does look easy! Thanks for sharing.

Laura W said...

It's been a while and I'm catching up on blogs - hi. :) And this looks SO yummy! I'm about 8 months pregnant and have been craving strawberry pie for weeks, so I may have to try this. :)