Monday, March 27, 2017

Strawberry Pie

Manner's Big Boy Strawberry Pie
3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter

Pie Filling:
3 quarts washed fresh strawberries
6 oz strawberry jello
2 cups sugar
6 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease pie pan with butter.

Mix together flour, sugar, softened butter, and graham cracker crumbs.  Press pie crust into the greased pie dish.  Bake 10 minutes.

In a large pot, mix water, cornstarch and sugar together over medium heat until mixture reaches boiling point.   Allow pot to continue over a low heat

While the sugar mixture is reaching the boiling point, wash de-stem and cut the strawberries in halves.

Remove sugar mixture from heat and add strawberry jello, stirring to dissolve jello.

Allow to cool.  (Adding the strawberries to the mixture when it is too hot cooks the strawberries and the pie becomes watery and berries are not crisp.)  The recipe says cool 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

Mix the sliced strawberries into the thickening and pour into the crust.

Let set in the refrigerator for about an hour.  Top off with whipped cream.


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