This is my first entry into the You Want Pies With That blog contest. This month's theme is Childhood Memory Pie. I racked my brain and talked to my mom about what pies were our favorite when I was growing up. She let me know that she didn't really make pies. The first pie that I really remember going nuts over was Fresh Strawberry Pie. My first job was a waittress at A&W Restaurant in Fairborn, Ohio. The owner, Ina, would make strawberry pie everyday. The rest of our pies came from a bakery, but not the strawberry pie. So, Fresh Strawberry Pie is my entry into this month's contest.
The recipe was delicious. I found the recipe on Southern Plate site. It was easy to make, and oh so good! The hard part was waiting for the pie to cool in the fridge! The only thing is I used a pie shell I had in the freezer. I feel bad not making it from scratch, but I was running out of time this evening!
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 T strawberry gelatin mix
1 pint fresh strawberries
3 heaping T cornstarch
1 pie crust, cooked and cooled
Combine sugar, cornstarch and dry gelatin mix by stirring well. Add water and cook until thick and clear over medium high heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Set aside and let cool.
Wash and hull strawberries, cut in half and arrange over pie crust. When filling is cool, pour over strawberries and chill pie until ready to serve.
Serve with whipped cream.