Strawberry pie (a re-post).
Strawberry season is here. That means summer is just around the corner. It’s time to make that strawberry pie!
We picked up some freshly-picked strawberries last evening. The pie is ready to be served tonight.
The recipe I use comes from Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets, compiled by Esther H. Shank and published by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania. You can use this recipe for any kind of fresh fruit pie. Substitute the flavor of jello to go with the fruit you are using.
About the recipe
Strawberries, sugar, jello (sugar-free or regular, you choose), Clear jel or cornstarch, and light corn syrup are the filling ingredients. You begin with a baked pie crust or a graham cracker crust and top it with cool whip or whipped cream.
This recipe calls for sugar and lite corn syrup. The jello you use also has sugar in it. When I’m out of strawberry jello, I use raspberry instead. And,when I make this recipe, I don’t add sugar. With the jello and lite corn syrup, it’s sweet enough without adding sugar. For what it’s worth, that’s my opinion. Or, you can use a small amount of sugar with sugar-free jello if you’d like.
Fresh Strawberry Pie
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 - 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch OR Clear Jel
- 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup if you're using cornstarch
- 3 Tbsp. strawberry jello - change the flavor to match the fruit you're using
- 3 cups sliced strawberries
- Cool Whip or whipped cream
- 9- inch pie crust or graham cracker crust
- Combine water, sugar, cornstarch (or Clear Jel), and corn syrup into a kettle.
- Cook until it becomes clear and thick, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and add Jello.
- Stir until jello is dissolved
- Cool until mixture begins to congeal.
- Add strawberries to mixture.
- Pour into pie shell
- Serve with whipped cream or cool whip topping