It's Strawberry time! Yum! I'm finding it hard to resist buying the strawberries in the stores because I can smell them from several isles over. When I ended up with more strawberries than my kids could humanly eat last week, I went to one of my favorite recipe sites, Southernfood@about.com and found this recipe. It took some alterations (some recommended by other users) to get this just right, but it was worth it. Even my husband couldn't resist a piece even though he was stuffed from dinner. I'm definitely going to make this again.
Fresh Strawberry Pie
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
6 tablespoons cornstarch
1 package strawberry flavored gelatin, 4 serving size
3/4 cups of water
3 pints of strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
1 graham cracker pie crust
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water and heat through, stirring often. Add jello and combine. Cook until thick (about 8 to 10 minutes) and remove from heat. Cool. Place berries in crust, pour cooled jello mixture over berries and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
Serve with whipped topping.
"Doubtless God could have made a better berry than the strawberry, but doubtless God ever did."
-William Allen Butler