Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Strawberry Pie

I purchased a Taste of Home pie booklet a little while ago because every pie in there looked absolutely delicious! I've now had that booklet for about 3 months and still haven't tried anything. Story of my life- see yummy cooking magazines, buy them, and then never try anything in them because I'm too lazy to cook. Well not today, my friend!

I finally looked through it, picked a recipe and even bought all the ingredients...and then...get this...I actually made it before all my ingredients rotted in the fridge!! WOHOO!

This pie was not only really yummy, but really easy too. And it even looks pretty! It doesn't get any better than that. It's the perfect combination of a bit sweet (the gelatin mixture) and tart (with the strawberries).

Oh, and be sure to read the recipe correctly and buy enough strawberries for 4 cups, not 4 pounds. We'll be eating strawberries for a while now...

What you'll need:

1 unbaked pastry shell (9 in.)
3/4 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1 c. water
1 pkg. strawberry gelatin (3 oz.)
4 c. sliced strawberries

Unroll your pastry shell in a round pie dish. Cover with two layers of foil and bake at 450 for 8 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil and stir for 2 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin. Let cool for 15-20 minutes.

Arrange strawberries in your cooked pastry shell. Pour the cooled gelatin mixture over the strawberries and allow to cool in fridge until set.

Slice and enjoy with some whipped cream...or if you are my daughter, just eat the whipped cream by the handful. :)