Fresh Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie Thanks again to the goodness of friends (love you Stan and Dorothy!) we picked another huge strawberry patch this week.

This time, though, it was the end of the season and the berries were much smaller and not as numerous.

They were, however, really tasty! 🙂

After picking, we followed tradition by taking some of the biggest and nicest berries, washing them and then dipping them first in sour cream then brown sugar.

Delicious.

Then the kids started hulling (it only took part if one movie this time!) while I made the crust for our fresh strawberry pie.

I hesitated to share this recipe since I thought everybody in the world had a fresh strawberry pie recipe. But I was wrong.

I discovered friends a few weeks ago who had never heard of it. Poor things.

So in their honor- here is one of our favorite summertime treats.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

1 – 9 inch baked pie crust
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons white corn syrup
strawberry jello
1 quart fresh strawberries

Combine water, sugar, corn starch, and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup of strawberry jello.

Cool, then add the strawberries and mix gently.

Pour into the baked and cooked pie shell. Refrigerate.

Serve with whipped cream.

You can get fancy with the strawberries and set them up nicely – but with five kids who don’t really care what it looks like as long as there’s a lot of it – I normally don’t take the time.

This is also delicious with fresh raspberries or fresh peaches. Just substitute the appropriate flavor of jello.

Enjoy!

I’ve linked this post up at Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.

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9 Responses

  1. That looks so delish!!! We are just starting our strawberrie season. I had some down in N.C. at the end of April they were just finishing up. So I’m looking forward to enjoying them again. I’m hopeing for some on Monday! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds really similar to our strawberry pie recipe. I had never had it until I got married…I was missing out!
    Can’t wait until strawberries are in season here!!!

  3. My husband loves strawberry pie. I’ll have to make this for him.

  4. That strawberry pie looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Yum! This looks delicious. I wanted to eat it right off your blog!!

  6. Your pie looks stunning. I can’t believe I’ve never made one (we eat them too fast).

    🙂
    ButterYum

  7. Yummy goodness! Your kids will look back on harvesting and a movie as a favorite memory, I promise…thanks.

  8. Oh thanks, now I’m hungry for a piece 🙂 If only you lived next door 🙂 hee hee

    Actually it looks WONDERFUL and I’m thinking I’ll need to try my hand at making one SOON!

    ~Cinnamon

  9. To tell the truth, I’ve only made a strawberry pie once or twice…and we live in Oregon berry country! I guess I’m a sucker for shortcake. We’ve had it three times this week with our garden and upick strawberries. But guess what I’ll be making next? Your strawberry pie! Thanks for the recipe.