Strawberry Pie

This strawberry pie recipe originally came from Southern Plate. The first time I seen her post I just knew I had to make this.  I tried this once last summer with some fresh berries and we really liked it.  This pie reminds me of the strawberry pie you used to be able to get at Shoney's.  I made this pie for Easter Sunday  at my Mom and Dad's this year.  I only made one pie and believe me that was a mistake.  My son was the first one to ask for a piece and no one else was in the kitchen.  All of a sudden, my Dad wanders into the kitchen along with my sister.  I proceed to cut a piece for them and myself and take a bite.  My Mom, sister, and niece flock to the kitchen and and say "hey, where is mine."    Within minutes this pie was gone.  Too bad for the ones that were not there to snag a piece.  Everyone really enjoyed this pie and I know they wished we had more.  Next time I will have to make more than one.   Now lets get to this recipe.....

(Strawberries, cornstarch, strawberry jell-o, sugar, pie shell, water)

Rinse your strawberries, cut the tops off, and slice them in half.  Some of mine I had to cut into smaller pieces since the strawberries were huge.

Pour the sugar, jell-o and cornstarch into a saucepan.  Stir that up, Christy Jordan did hers in a separate bowl, but I was in a hurry so I mixed it in the pan and added the water.

Cook on medium to high heat and stir constantly to prevent scorching.

You will notice the liquid getting thicker and a darker red.   Remove from heat and allow to cool. While I was making this I baked a pie shell according the the package directions and allowed that to cool.

Place the strawberries into the pie shell and pour the filling over the strawberries, making sure to cover all of them.  Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and just dive in.  Thank you Christy Jordan for such a great recipe and for being such an inspiration to me. Check out her blog Southern Plate whenever you can, she really is a treasure.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

1 C sugar
1 C Water
3 T strawberry gelatin mix
1 Pint Fresh Strawberries
3 Heaping Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 pie crust, cooked and cooled

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and dry gelatin mix by stirring well. Add water and cook until thick and clear over medium high heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Set aside and let cool. Wash and hull strawberries, cut in half and arrange over pie crust. When filling is cool, pour over strawberries and chill pie until ready to serve. Serve with whipped cream

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