Sunday, March 4, 2012

Strawberry Pie

I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe, yet! I don't know what I have been waiting for, but this is by far one of my favorite pies in the whole-wide world! For me, a classic southern pie is not apple. It's not pecan. It's not sweet potato. It's good ol' strawberry pie! I don't know where this recipe came from, but it's one my mother has made on many an occasion. I promise you that if you like strawberries you'll love this pie. It really isn't that difficult to make, either! Enjoy!

Ingredients for filling:
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp corn starch
1 cup water
2 cups sliced strawberries
3 tbsp strawberry gelatin

Ingredients for pie crust:
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
3-4 tbsp iced cold water

Let's start with the pie crust. Set your oven to 425 degrees.
Combine the flour and salt in a medium sized bowl. Cut in the shortening. Crumble together using your hands. It should look like corn meal. Add about 3 tbsp of the cold water, and using your hands combine together. Throw some flour onto your counter, and roll out the dough. Put some plastic wrap around the dough, and set in the freezer for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the freezer. Roll out the dough, and place in a lightly oiled pie dish. Place in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the pie is a lightly golden color. Remove from oven, and let cool on your counter.

Now for the pie filling. Take a small saucepan and add in the water, sugar, and cornstarch. Set the burner to medium to medium-high heat. Stir together. Once the mixture has heated up some, start stirring continuously. Eventually, you should be able to see the bottom of the pan and the mixture should start to thicken. Once, the mixture has thickened remove from the burner. Add in the strawberry gelatin. Stir. Let cool some. Add in the strawberries. Stir. Now, pour the strawberry mixture into the pie dish. Set in the fridge for a couple hours. Cool thoroughly. Serve with whipped cream if you so desire. Enjoy!

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