Good morning friends! Today I have a guest post from my amazing friend, Pam. There is no other way to say this, I simply adore her. She is one of those friends that once you meet, you wonder how you ever got along without them. Beautiful, talented, spunky and one of the most kind hearted people I have ever met. Plus she loves to bake!
She posted these pie photos on facebook a while back and I was so excited when she agreed to let me use her recipe on my blog. Don't they look delicious!!!
I need to make these. Better yet, I need to go visit Pam!
Well, Strawberry time is upon us - so what better way to eat them - than in a Fresh Strawberry Pie?
I live in Washington State - farthest North-West you can get in the Continental United States. Our berries don’t come on until June so when we get berries this early, a lot of the time they are brought in from California are picked too early due to having to ship them and when we get them they are still white in the middle and not sweet… but I was lucky enough to pass a parking lot yesterday where someone was selling strawberries out of their pick-up. I was a little concerned about the quality, but they turned out to be beautiful berries.
I can’t claim that I made this particular pie - I talked my mom into making a couple pies for them and us. I gave her everything she needed from the strawberries right down to the pie crust and cornstarch. Here’s the recipe (thanks to Allrecipes.com) if you’re interested in trying it:
It’s called Strawberry Pie V
· 2 1/2 cups water
· 2 cups white sugar
· 6 tablespoons cornstarch
· 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin mix
· 2 quarts strawberries, hulled· 2 (9 inch) pie shells, baked
In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and cornstarch. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the strawberry gelatin. Allow to cool slightly. Arrange strawberries in the pie crusts with the tips pointing up. Pour gelatin mixture over, covering the berries.
Notes: I prefer to use a small whisk for the first two steps to I don’t end up with lumps of corn starch.
I slice my strawberries instead of using them whole… it turns out just a pretty and is easier for your guests to eat.
And in the late summer when the peaches are out, we substitute the strawberry jello for Peach flavor and substitute the strawberries for diced peaches… I think I like the peach one even better than the strawberry one!!