Monday, June 15, 2009

best strawberry pie ever

we have lots & lots of strawberries here with our 'larger-than-necessary' patch, so for about a month, we eat lots of strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, and strawberry pies!

i grew up on this pie...the only kind of strawberry pie i've really ever had. i know you can buy or make a glaze & make what i call your 'standard' strawberry pie, but this recipe is something different.

my mom made this recipe, given to her by a friend of the family & it's the recipe everyone in my family makes.

as you can see in the picture, i didn't use a round pie plate, that's because 1 pie is never enough! this summer, i got smart & decided to make it in a 9 x 13 instead of making 2 pies at once.

i hope you enjoy this pie as much as we do!

fresh strawberry pie
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. milk
1/2 c. oil

1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
2 c. water
1 small box strawberry jello=3 Tbs. jello
fresh strawberries - enough to fill your pie plate

mix crust ingredients & pat into pan. bake at 400 degrees till light brown, 12-13 mins. cool. combine sugar, cornstarch & water in pan & cook on stove until thickened. add jello, mix & let cool. placed sliced berries into cooled crust, pour cooled jello filling over berries. chill till solid.

*the filling makes about enough for 2 regular pie pans, enough for 1+ deep dish pie pans but not quite enough for 2. makes enough for 9 x 13 pan exactly. the crust recipe above is enough for 1 pie, double is a bit more than enough for 9 x 13 pan.


~linds said...

Yum! This is the way my family always does it too! Genius to make it in a 9 x 13 though! I could eat that for breakfast.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That does look fantastic! And great shot of the pie. My favorite thing to tell Calvin right now is that he's going to wake up tomorrow with red skin and green leaves growing on his head. He cracks up every single time. :) We are eating LOTS of berries. :)

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