Recipe by *Z*
Adopted recipe. This makes a nice, full pie. I would recommend using a higher sided pie plate to avoid any spill-over. You can make the pie shell and clean and hull the berries while the sugar mix cools to save some time.Prep. time is apprx. I forgot to time myself when I made it. oops. Cooking time is actually chilling time.My girls both loved this. It was equally good with or without the whipped cream.You could top it with whipped cream and decorate with additional strawberries if desired.
Top Review by DenMutha
I have "assembled" strawberry pies in the past (prepared crust, store bought glaze), but this time I decided to make one from scratch for my friend's birthday party. The glaze did not set firmly...or even close to firmly...after 4 hours of chilling. It made for a rather unfortunate presentation although the flavor was good and I received several compliments on it. I will use this recipe again but I will add more cornstarch (or maybe plain gelatin?) next time so that it holds together a little better. Thanks for posting! I won't ever buy that stuff in jar again!
- 1 9-inch pie shell, Baked
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin
- 2 lbs apprx 4 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
Directions See How It's Made
- In medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; add water and lemon juice.
- Over high heat, bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; cook and stir until slightly thickened and clear, 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir until dissolved.
- Cool to room temperature.
- While mix cools, bake pie crust (if necessary) and clean and hull strawberries.
- Stir in strawberries; turn into prepared pastry shell.
- Chill 4 to 6 hours or until set.
- Serve with whipped cream if desired.
- Refrigerate leftovers.