Saturday, June 29, 2013

But Can She Make a Strawberry Pie? Yes She Can!

Good Morning Folks,

The other day I was craving a Shoney's or Jerry's type strawberry pie and no other pie would do, so I decided to make one and share it here on the blog.

The first time I made this pie, I was truly shocked by how good it was in relation to how easy it was to make. I love this pie, not just because it's easy to make, but because it seems so old-fashioned. It reminds me of summertime picnics, VBS and family reunions. So let's make a pie...

INGREDIENTS

1   Cup of Water
1   Cup of Sugar
3 T   Cornstarch
4 T   Strawberry Jello
1 pt  Strawberries





Start by combining the water, sugar, cornstarch and jello powder into a saucepan. Stir it almost constantly over medium heat until it reaches a slow boil.

As it starts to boil, the mixture will thicken. Continue to stir until it reaches an almost pudding-like consistancy. It should also be somewhat transparent as the sugar and cornstarch melt and combine with the water and jello. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.


 



Next get your pie crust ready and let it cool down to room temperature as well. If you are good at making pie crusts from scratch, then have at it by all means. If you would like to learn how, jump to the video at the end of this post and let a sweet lady named Betty show you how to make a good, simple pie crust. 

But, if that's not your thing or if you're short on time, then store bought pie crust is just fine. The only recommendation I would make is to use the deep dish pie crust because it seems more heavy-duty and up to holding all those strawberries we are fixing to put in this pie!



 Why even Big Boy himself showed up!
                                  

Next you cut the strawberries up however you like them best. I like to cut them in large pieces but that's just me. Do it however you want because it's still good however you do it.  Line the pie crust with strawberries and after giving it a good stir, pour the "glaze" you made earlier over the strawberries. It's that simple.


Fill that pie up with strawberries!



 Oscar, being a big fan of pie, stands by to lend moral support.



This is what the end result looks like! Put it in the fridge and let it chill a couple of hours and just like that...you have a really awesome pie! It's so good with a big dollop of whipped cream on top but you don't have to have it. Either way, it's good pie!

The pie snuggled up next to the sweet tea of course. Ah sweet summertime!




If you want to learn how, I've included little video that does a great job of explaining how to make a good, basic pie crust.  Betty is a Kentucky gal who lives in Richmond and boy can she cook! Betty has hundreds of easy to follow instructional videos on how to cook most anything on her YouTube Channel - Betty's Kitchen. I spend quite a bit of time there and I recommend her to anyone interested in southern cooking,






Enjoy,

Lucky Charm

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