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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Diner Style Strawberry Pie

Do you remember when you were a kid and you’d walk into a restaurant and see all the pies in one of those carousels? The pies with the mile-high meringues or the ones with a crust so flaky you could hear it crumble? Which pie caught your eye? My gaze would almost always fall on the strawberry pie. Ruby red strawberries covered in glaze made my mouth water every time! Of course, whenever I ordered it I made sure it came with fluffy clouds of whipped cream because what’s strawberry pie without whipped cream? If you love strawberry pie, then this little gem is for you! I can almost guarantee it’ll take you back to those diner days when all you had to think about was which piece of pie you had to have right then!

Diner Style Strawberry Pie
1 9-inch pie crust ~ baked and cooled
6 cups fresh strawberries ~ quartered, stems removed
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 3-ounce box strawberry jello
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Place prepared strawberries into the baked and cooled crust.
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch with a whisk.
Add the water and stir.
Bring to a boil and whisk until thickened, about 3 minutes.
Whisk in the jello and cook for another minute.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Gently pour the glaze over the berries in the crust.
Chill until set...about 3 hours.
Serve with LOTS of sweetened whipped cream.

Let's make a pie!

Mix together the 
cornstarch and the sugar.

Add the water and bring 
to a boil until thick.

Stir in the jell-o and cook 
another minute or so. Cool 
for about 15 minutes.

Cut the berries and dump 
them into the cooked crust.

Pour the cooled jell-o 
mixture over the berries.

Then pop in the fridge for 
several hours or overnight.

Serve with some sweetened 
whipped cream for extra goodness!!!