FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Super Easy Strawberry Pie

Came across some nice big strawberries this weekend at the grocery store.  Didn't know at the time what I would do with them, probably just snack on them.  Then, this afternoon, got the brilliant idea to make a pie!  My sister, Laurie, gave me this recipe a few years ago and it has been the only strawberry pie recipe I use.  Primarily due to the fact it comes together so quick and easy that even I can't screw it up!


Just mix together the sugar, corn starch & water, heat until it boils and thickens ...


Add the small box of strawberry jello ...



Put the mixture in the refrigerator to cool... while waiting for it to cool quarter up some strawberries..usually a pint is sufficient



Mix the strawberries into the cooled mixture and pour into a small graham pie crust or any type of pie crust you like.  Using the premade graham pie crust just makes it that much simpler...



Cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours until set, top with some whipped cream if you like...





How simple is that?  Perfect way to use up the strawberries, the fresh taste reminded me instantly of a hot summer day.  Now if Mother Nature would just catch up and start giving me warmer weather and a daily basis!!

Easy Strawberry Pie


1 cup sugar

3 Tbsp cornstarch

mix these then add 1 cup water and mix again

bring to boil -when it begins to thicken and bubble remove from heat

add 1 small package of strawberry jello and let cool

when cooled add cut up strawberries (one pkg is usually enough) Pour into graham cracker pie crust (small one)

Refrigerate 1-2 hrs or until firm


I'm sharing this mosaic for Mosaic Monday at Mary's Little Red House



ENJOY .....

21 comments:

Suzy said...

I've had this pie too. Its YUM! Yours looks delish Barb. I've gotten some really great strawberries this year.

Bobbi said...

This looks and sounds so yummy, I'm going to try this recipe, thank you so much! I love your mosaic! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Marsha said...

I've never used this jello version but definitely will try it the next time I find good strawberries! We love strawberry pie - wished I was there to share a piece with you :)

Love the new header photo!

Dishesdone said...

Looks delicious, Barb! and I am so glad you didn't screw it up, gives me hope that I won't either :)

The strawberry pie mosaic looks great!

Nice header!

A Garden of Threads said...

Strawberries my favorite, great mosaic, thanks for sharing.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That looks so delicious and sounds easy to make. I might give it a try. Valerie

32˙North said...

Fresh strawberries are hard to beat!

Amanda

Mimi said...

Barb, that sounds delicious and easy! Thanks for the photos and recipe, I am always looking for good strawberry recipes.

Debbie said...

The strawberries seem to be winners this year. Please pass the pie Barb :-) I love your new blog header.

Kathleen said...

It looks wonderful, Barb..I haven't had good ones yet..I am sure they are on their way!

Kathleen said...

Forgot, your new header is beautiful!

Snap said...

Oh, YUM! Now I'm hungry. Thanks for the recipe!

Audrey said...

Funny Barb, I made this pie this weekend too! Probably bought the same berries you did at the store and it was delicious. I think this pie can be a bit too sweet sometimes, so I substitute splenda for the cup of sugar and it turns out great.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous pie. I love it when easy and delicious can be found in the same dish. Your phots are terrific. I hope you are having a great day...Mary

Cathy said...

Strawberries + whipped cream + graham cracker crust = lip smacking goodness

Cynthia said...

Strawberry pie says summer to me, too. Yours looks and sounds delicious. Glad that you were able to bring a little big of summer's warmth into your life. But you don't want to miss spring. ;)

A Grain of Salt said...

Yum, I just love strawberry pie! Looks great, Barb!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am so going to make this. Thanks so much for this recipe Barb. laurie

pierre said...

the strawberry season has started here in Paris so let's go !! cheers de Pierre à Paris

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful and fresh-tasting for spring, Barb, not to mention beautiful!

Sook said...

The pie looks gorgeous! I love strawberries!