29 May 2009

Strawberry Pie

I loooove strawberry pie. Love it. And this is the time of year when you can make your own luscious sweet strawberry pie, thanks to all the low prices on those plump berries at the grocers and markets. Sooo good, and just so satisfying on a hot, humid-ish day. Which is exactly the kind of weather now creeping into our Kansas springs...

My parents gave me a copy of Mr. Food's version of strawberry pie, and I mixed things up a bit until I had a recipe I liked best. I changed a few of the measurements for sugar/cornstarch, I like a sweeter and denser filling. I also sliced the strawberries, it just seemed to make for not-as-messy eating and also a better proportion of berries/binder :)

I can't stress enough - be sure to chill this pie for at least a good 4 hours, although 6+ would be ideal. You want a nice, ice-cold slice to top with some whipped cream and enjoy in the heat. Mmmmm.

Strawberry Pie
(adapted from Mr. Food)

1 (9-in.) deep-dish pie shell, baked and cooled
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
4 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 c. cold water
1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry gelatin
1 quart strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water in a medium saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil while stirring. Boil off until mixture is clear and thick. Add gelatin and stir to dissolve. Set aside to cool about 15-20 minutes.

After cooling for a bit, add sliced strawberries to gelatin mixture. Pour into pie shell and chill in refrigerator, at least 4 hours. Serve pie with whipped cream. Yum!


Sherri Murphy said...

I swear, while looking at these photos, I started salivating!

Cam said...

Me too - You have a really nice, pretty blog!

Aussiemuminthekitchen said...

Looks heavenly. I could eat that for breakfast - It has fruit in it. =)

Mary said...

Yum! That the way I like my strawberry pie. Berries all sliced up!

Sarah said...

My grandma used to make a pie like this--it's been so long since I've had one! It really does look like summer.

Snooky doodle said...

I ve never tried making straberry pie. This looks so good. I m drooling licking the monitor :)

Beverly said...

Found you!

I wonder what that pie would taste like frozen?

Elyse said...

I love strawberry pie, too!! This pie looks totally excellent. I want to top it with a dollop of whipped cream and dive in!

Stephanie said...

I totally made this tonight. I wouldn't put it past myself to have a slice for breakfast in the morning. I LOVE STRAWBERRY PIE!

This also marks my first pie making experience! You should be proud!

Thanks for the recipe!

mikel pet said...

this pie is amazing! i have a great idea for DIABETICS. my grandpa is diabetic so i used sugar free jello mix and cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup, it turned out wonderful. my mom (who watches her weight) took a piece because it was so low in calories. even my picky brother gobbled it down. it goes great with a shortbread pie crust. thank you so much janice!

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