Monday, May 10, 2010

Fresh Strawberry Pie


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

9 comments:

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I love strawberries and usually eat them before I get a chance to make a pie from them. Sounds like a good recipe.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

They are wonderful with just some sugar. I could eat the syrup they make all day!

Beth said...

Mmmm...I can see why your husband found that pie hard to resist. That picture makes my mouth water!

CountryDew said...

Yum! I usually ask for strawberry pie for my birthday instead of cake.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks Beth and Dew. That's funny you should say that, Dew, cause my husband prefers pie to cake as well.

Beth, I have to fess up, I "borrowed" that picture from flickr. But mine sort of looked like that! I forgot to give flickr credit in my post. Whoops.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I love all berries. We have strawberries growing in the yard. They're big this year. I put a bunch in a bowl and leave them on the table and every time I pass, I can't resist popping one in my mouth. They're gone now, lol.

You are some cook!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Debi,

That sounds so good! Our strawberries haven't even started yet.

Thanks for the compliment! I think anyone can make these things.

thesouthernlady64 said...

When I was a child, my dad raised strawberries on our place and sold them if you picked your own. We had fresh strawberries fixed one way or another at every meal. I still love them today and your recipe sounds great. I will have to try it.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

That sounds like heaven! We always try to find a "pick your own" strawberry farm each year. It's so much fun.