It's that time of year again...time for fresh strawberries! I love the fruit stands that are popping up all over town to sell fresh strawberries, but more than that, I love to go strawberry picking. I clearly remember the days when our three were young...seems like they always ate just about as many as made it to the scale, but that's the joy of going with children. Tara and I went along for the fun as we watched the Nats and Sams pick strawberries for our delicious strawberry pies! In spite of the many berries that were ingested, we came home with quite a haul. This first picture was probably taken just before Samuel took his first bite, after all who could resist such a big, beautiful strawberry?
And now for the Best Strawberry Pie, here is the easy recipe:
1 pie crust (homemade or in my case, the Pillsbury one you simply roll out onto the pie plate)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 T cornstarch
4 cups sliced strawberries
3 oz. package of strawberry jello
Preheat oven to 450. Roll pie crust onto a deep pie plate, prick with fork and bake for 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Heat water, sugar and cornstarch on medium until it begins to bubble. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly with a whisk. Make sure you get rid of all the lumps and it begins to resemble the consistency of pudding.
Remove from heat and add jello and strawberries stirring well.
Pour strawberry mixture into cooled pie crust and chill until set (at least a couple of hours). Slice and garnish with whipped cream (or Cool Whip). Enjoy every morsel! Think I'll go make another one...
(Of course if you don't want to make a pie, you can't beat a nice bowl of sliced strawberries with a little whipped cream, yogurt, or ice cream for that matter!)