Sunday, November 29, 2015

Strawberry Jello Pie



1 1/4 cup apple juice (I used water)
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 pkg (4 serving size) Strawberry Gelatin
2 cups fresh strawberries (I used whole frozen)
1 graham cracker pie crust
Coolwhip

In a saucepan mix apple juice (or water), sugar and cornstarch.  Cook on medium heat 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add dry gelatin mix and stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved.  Arrange strawberries, cut side down, on the bottom of the crust.  Cover with the gelatin mix.  Refrigerate until firm.  Serve with topping.

Comment:  This is another old favorite that I found in an old Jello cookbook.  Every time I see a picture of this pie I think about the old Shoney's where they served a pie like this but in a regular crust, not the graham cracker type.  One tip that I must give when making this is to make sure your cornstarch mixture gets to the point of a thick gravy.  You want to be able to pour it over the berries but thick enough that it will become firm when cooled.  I didn't find fresh strawberries that looked very good so I did buy the whole frozen and sliced them down the middle.  I also filled my shell with 2 layers instead of just one to give it even more flavor.  This is a dish I will be making often but I think I'll try it with the regular pie shell that I bake instead of the graham just to see how much difference it will make.  I feel sure it will be delicious!
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