Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sin in a pie tin

I have a sweet bloggy friend, Katie, who posted this great recipe last Spring. I held on to it all these months until 1)I found strawberries on sale and 2)my raging sweet tooth got the best of me. So, I whipped out Katie's recipe and tried it as a surprise treat for my family.

Oh. My. Goodness.

I had no idea my children would love it so much. Hayden (7) kissed me in church on Sunday and said, "Mom, I really love you and I REALLY love your strawberry pie." And my husband, who normally doesn't care for fruit pies, gave a quick stamp of approval and ordered another. In the last week, I have made THREE of these scrumptious pies.

Katie's Strawberry Pie

4 c. fresh strawberries (quartered)
1 baked pie shell crust
1 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
3 T. strawberry jello
1 c. cold water

Mix sugar and cornstarch. Add cold water. Heat over med. heat until thickened. Add jello and mix. Add strawberries. Pour into baked pie crust (which should be cool) and refrigerate. Top with whipped cream.

Now, the first time I made it, I just bought whipped cream and it was very good; with the next two pies, I made my own whipped cream and, unbelievably, the pies were even better.

Homemade Whipped Cream

1/2 pt. whipping cream
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Whip cream with mixer. Be careful not to over beat or it will get too thick, like butter. When it begins to thicken, add sugar and vanilla; stir. Refrigerate.

And since I forgot to take a picture each time I baked these, I stole borrowed a picture of a pie that, I swear, looks JUST like mine:



Anonymous said...

That sounds SO good...Ashlyn is a strawberry fiend, so we'll have to make this one happen!


Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Devin, I don't want any *Thuds* so don't link to me because I don't want to offend. If you do link post a warning :)

I just may have to try this pie. Although I doubt I could ever get it to look like the picture.

MKHKKH said...

So glad you enjoyed it! I bought a bag of chocolate chips to try out the cookies again. I think my ego has healed enough to give it a go but first I am going to go read your tips from before!