There are some beautiful strawberries in the stores right now and the prices have been reasonable. It is time to make something with fresh strawberries. Since this week I’m going old school here is another old recipe. This is a vintage old recipe like Grandma used to make except she made a real pie crust. I’m making it simpler by using a store bought crust.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
4 Tbs. corn starch
1 3 oz. box strawberry Jello
1 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries
1 baked pie crust
Follow the instruction on the pie crust and bake fully.
Whisk sugar, water and corn starch over medium heat until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
Stir in a package of strawberry flavored gelatin until incorporated.
Chill mixture in refrigerator until cooled, but not hard-set.
While mixture is chilling, clean the strawberries; fold them into sweetened half set gel. Pour the mixture into you baked crust. Refrigerate until it is hard set, about 1 hour.
Top with whipped cream and garnish with a whole strawberry.
In this heat, this will really go over very well. Tomorrow another pie recipe. Lemon or Lime? Be happy and may God bless you and yours.