want to grab a fork and dive into this strawberry pie!
What if I told you that if you have a pre-baked pie shell, some fresh
strawberries, and a few common ingredients, within an hour you could make one of the most delicious, fresh berry
pies you have ever eaten?
We LOVE this pie and I can’t wait to make it as soon as we start to get our
wonderful local ripe strawberries. It tastes so fresh, moderately sweet with plenty of strawberry flavor.This recipe came from Mom. She has been
making it for as long as I can remember and it was always one of our family favorites. Mom included it in a small
cookbook she put together for me and my sisters in the 1980’s. I believe she got it from a magazine or a friend way
too long ago to remember where it came from, but just the fact that we have kept the recipe in our family for so
many years should make it clear how great this pie tastes.
I confess, sometimes I get lazy (Don’t we all sometimes?;-) ) and bake up a pre-made pie
shell and it still tastes quite good. But it is especially good with a real homemade pie crust such asCarol’s Pie Crust. Or use your family’s favorite pie crust recipe. And I normally use Cool Whip topping, but
you can make up a slightly sweetened whipped cream to top the pie if you are planning to eat it all within a
day or so. Otherwise the real whipped cream will make the crust too soggy.
Any way you choose to make this one, it is sure to be a mega-hit with everyone
who tries it!
Easy to make and it will soon become your family's favorite berry
1 pre-baked 9” pie
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons strawberry Jello
1 carton fresh strawberries, cleaned
carton Cool Whip or make your own whipped
1.Cook the sugar, water, cornstarch and vanilla
over medium heat until it is thickened. You want it to be fairly thick to offset the juicy
2.Meanwhile, arrange sliced strawberries in the
pre-baked pie crust.
3.When the filling is thickened, remove it from
the heat and stir in the strawberry Jello. Pour over strawberries in pie shell. Cool slightly
4.Top with whipped topping, making sure to seal
the edges of the pie. This will keep the filling from pulling away from the edges of the crust
and keep it fresh for several days in the refrigerator. Refrigerate to cool completely before
Add filling to the sliced
strawberries in the baked pie shell.
Top the pie with whipped topping, making sure to seal the edges to keep the pie