Welcome to Loaves and Dishes people with Spring Fever! What SCREAMS spring more than Robins, Easter Eggs and Time Changes? EASY HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY PIE! You know it’s true! I have a 5 year old friend who will be SO EXCITED to see this post – because it will mean that a piece of pie is coming her way!
SPRING HAS ALMOST ARRIVED
I just can’t wait to put the plants back out on the deck, plant my garden, plant my flower pots, replant some of my herb garden, watch the bluebirds play around the bluebird house and see the trees leaf out in my yard. More than that, I am excited to set up my canning operation on the deck and anxiously await the opening of my local Strawberry Patch.
Spring is such a happy time!
I thought I might share a few photos that also mean Spring. My daughter Sarah’s spring touring concert with the Western Carolina Wind Ensemble. What a lovely performance by some amazing young musicians. This would be one reason you haven’t seen a recipe from her in a while. Flute tooting comes first. Sarah is the one with the Piccolo (the tiny baby flute). See if you can find her. (Proud mama me wants to make sure that you find her).
The Western Carolina Wind Ensemble
The Western Carolina Wind Ensemble
So, anyway, Easy Homemade Strawberry Pie is easy and delicious. You might be a little shocked by the ingredients – but I promise – the pie delivers. Yes it does.
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Recipe inspiration for Easy Homemade Strawberry Pie
This is my mother’s strawberry pie. I have no idea where she got the recipe but she has been making this pie since I was a little girl and, believe me, that is a long time ago. I’ve never really had strawberry pie made any other way – and wouldn’t want to. The nice thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to have perfectly ripe strawberries. Trust me, its true.
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Simple delicious strawberry pie
- 1 quart of strawberries
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 Tbs cornstarch
- 1 cup boiling water
- ½ pack strawberry jello
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbs sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tbs milk
- Wash strawberries, remove stems and quarter – or cut into bite size pieces and set aside. Put water on the stove to boil. Preheat the oven to 425. Always make the filling first – because it needs to cool some and can do so while you make the crust.
- Stir sugar and cornstarch together with a fork or whisk in a large sauce pan. Gradually pour the boiling water into this mixture and place on stove top on medium high heat. Stir continuously over medium high heat until mixture turns from clear colored liquid to a milky colored gel (mixture will start to boil – just keep stirring until it turns milky and a gel consistency – about 7 minutes).
- Once gel consistency is formed – remove pan from the heat and stir in the ½ pack strawberry flavored jello and the strawberries. Set aside.
- In a 9” pie plate, mix flour, salt, sugar with a fork. Make a well in the center and pour in the vegetable oil and the milk. Gently mix all ingredients together until a dough forms. Press the dough into the pie plate and using fingers, pinch into fluted design at top edge. Poke at least 5 fork holes with the tines of a dinner fork into the bottom of the crust. (to allow steam to escape without buckling the crust). Bake in 425 oven for 10 mintues. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
- Pour the strawberry mixture into the pie plate and place in the refrigerator until cold and set.
This is my mother's recipe!