Thursday, July 7, 2011
Over the weekend Heidi & I headed to Kamenick Farms to pick some strawberries. The picking was good and the berries even better!
I picked about 25 pounds and had plans for freezer jam and whole frozen strawberries for future use, but how can you pick all those berries and not do anything delicious with them immediately!? That's when I remembered a pie recipe I had seen on Sing for Your Supper recently. And how lucky that Amy had just posted a selection of recipes perfect for the holiday weekend and her strawberry pie made the list.
I went to work preparing the pie...as I modified it to fit the ingredients I had on hand and took a quick trip to my parents to pick up a frozen pie crust (you may recall that I am not much for making pie crusts...I'll stick to bread!!)
(Slightly Adapted from Sing for Your Supper)
1 9-inch pie crust (baked)
2 pounds fresh strawberries (rinsed, hulled, and cut into quarters)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 envelope strawberry flavored powdered jello
2 tablespoons cold water
Crush 3 cups of prepared strawberries in a bowl using a potato masher. Then place them in a saucepan over medium heat with the sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Stir to combine, bring to a simmer and stir occasionally for 7 minutes as the mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
Soften the jello in the cold water and add to the berry mixture. Stir until jello is dissolved. Allow to cool.
Fold remaining strawberries into the cooked berry mixture. Pour into the prepared pie shell. Refrigerate until set.
That's all there is to it!! And the pie? Full of strawberry flavor! This pie went fast at our house. And I just barely got the pictures taken! Between my friends below and my husband I couldn't get the pie back to the table fast enough!
Head to your grocery store, farmer's market, garden, or local berry patch before the season is over and make this pie!