Summertime Strawberry Pie

It’s summer and it’s Hot, and it’s the weekend.  This strawberry pie recipe, to me, is the best.  Yes, it is simple; yes, it uses ingredients that are prepackaged (don’t know, but that is a sin to some).  And, yes, you can make it more complex if you wish.

If you are having friends over, having pool, and your cooking out; this is just a really delicious, easy, make ahead dessert.

Summertime Strawberry Pie
(makes 1 deep-dish pie)

Summertime Strawberry Pie

  • Servings: 1 deep-dish pie
  • Difficulty: easy
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1/2 package refrigerated pie crust (or make your own crust)
1 (6 oz. ) box strawberry-flavored gelation
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
1 ½ cups water
4 teaspoons orange zest (this really makes it flavorful)
2 (1-pound) containers fresh strawberries, halved
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pie crust.  Roll pastry into a 12-inch circle.  Place in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, fold edges under,  and crimp.  Prick bottom and sides of crust with fork.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.   Set aside. (Or prepare your own home-made pie crust recipe)
3.  In a medium saucepan, whisk together gelatin, sugar, and cornstarch.
Add water and orange zest, whisking to combine.  Bring to a boil over
medium-high heat, and cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly.  Cool to
room temperature.
4.  Arrange strawberries in pie crust.  Pour enough gelatin mixture into crust
     to coat strawberries completely; discard any remaining gelatin mixture.
     Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
     Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

This is such an easy dessert.  It has gotten rave reviews when I have prepared it.  I hope you try this pie and it becomes a favorite.

Thank you for stopping by,

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