Monday, July 1, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Pie

This was the first fresh strawberry pie I've ever made, it was so easy and so good....why have I not tried this before??  It does need some planning ahead because it needs to set in the fridge.

John's Rating: 9

Recipe adapted from: With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart

Crust: 
1 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. cold water

Cut shortening into flour and salt until crumbly.  Stir in cold water.  Once a ball is formed chill in freezer 10 minutes, then roll out and bake.

Strawberry filling:
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3 oz box strawberry Jell-O
2 cups sliced strawberries or a little more if needed to fill pie dish

Pre-bake a 10" pie shell.

Line bottom with the sliced strawberries

Combine cornstarch, sugar and water in small saucepan.  Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.  Add the Jell-O and stir until dissolved.  Pour over the strawberries and refrigerate until set.

Serve with whipped cream

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