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April 8, 2008

Recipe Tuesday...Strawberry Pie

David absolutely loves strawberry pie! I have to say I am not to fond of strawberries but I love to go outside and pick them. So last year I picked enough to freeze, make jam, and make a few pies.

Here is the recipe for a Fresh Strawberry Pie: (while this recipe may look hard because of all the steps it really isn't)

Pie Crust:
1 1/4 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
4 or 5 tablespoons cold water

In Medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water over part of the flour misture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all the flour mixture is moistened. Form dough into ball.

On a lightly floured surface use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.

To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plaet without stretching it.

Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired.

Prick the bottom and sides of the pastry with a fork. Line pasty with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 5 to 6 minutes more or until golden. Cool on wire rack.-or- You can buy an already made pie crust (I personally enjoy making my own) :)

1 1/2 cups of Sugar
1 1/2 cups Water
3 tablespoons Cornstarch
3 ounces strawberry gelatin powder (this is about 1 and 1/2 packages I believe)
1 quart strawberries (I use a little more)

Combine sugar, water, and cornstarch. Cook until thick and clear. Add in jello and dissolve. Pour over strawberries in pie shell. Chill overnight.

Note: Maybe frozen but not as good

This recipe says it's enough for two recipes but I have used it for just one deep dish pie and lots of strawberries, but you can be the judge!

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