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
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!