Saturday, June 16, 2012

Strawberry Pie


There are a few things I love about June.
The weather gets warmer, the days get longer, schools out. 


Its one of the best times of year actually.
But my favorite thing about June?


STRAWBERRY SEASON!


I seriously wait all year to make one of these beauties.

My mom used my grandma's recipe to make fresh strawberry pie, probably every year.
so technically I guess I could call it a tradition. But really, its just delicious.

Anyone want the secret recipe?
Actually its 3 recipes.
My grandma's, Jaime's, and mine...a mix of the two.
See, Grandma's uses jello and lemon juice in the sauce. Jaime's leaves those out, but adds crushed berries. Both delicious. But for me, I think the tartness of the lemon juice is oh so good with all the sweet, and the jello gives it an amazing color. The crushed berries make for a more fresh/natural taste, wich is always a plus. So I kept the sentimental and added the bonus berries :)

Here are all 3 recipes so you can make the one you fancy or create your own.

Strawberry Pie
(Grandma's)

baked pie crust
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
2 tablespoons strawberry jello
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add water. Boil until thick.
Add jello and lemon juice. Stir until dissolved and cool slightly.
Pour over berries in prepared crust. Refrigerate until set.


Strawberry Pie
(Jaime's)

baked pie crust
1 cup crushed strawberries
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch

Heat strawberries and water in a saucepan.
Mix sugar and cornstarch and add to strawberry mixture.
Cook until thick and bubbly.
Pour over berries in prepared crust. Refrigerate until set.


Strawberry Pie
(Emily's... my mix of the two)

baked pie crust
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1/2 cup crushed strawberries (strained)
2 tablespoons strawberry jello
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Mix sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add water and crushed strawberries.  Boil until thick.
Add jello and lemon juice. Stir until dissolved and cool slightly.
Pour over berries in prepared crust. Refrigerate until set






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2 comments:

  1. Emily,
    Sounds like you need to head out on Route 20 towards North East, PA to pick your own strawberries for a nice fresh pie.
    Awesome looking recipes!
    -Jeremy

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  2. Oh my yummy! I will be making this soon. Brady isn't big on sweets but one thing he is crazy about is strawberries, so I'm sure I wouldn't have to do any persuading to get him to enjoy this with me. PS I sure miss you girls!!!

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