Thursday, April 28, 2011

Strawberry Pie...ah la Old Shoney's style

Morning Morning my peeps!!

I have an eye appointment this morning so we are off and running early this wonderful day!  Before we start....Happy Last Day of Spring Semester classes to my Abogg!!!  Yep, today is the last day of classes for Baylor and it's so hard to believe the spring semester is pretty much over but the finals.  It'll be nice to have him home again for awhile before heading back for the second summer session of classes.  Our Court has another week or so of classes before her finals begin and we don't get her at all this summer.  She'll be staying at school for both summer sessions.   It's tough letting these kids grow up!!!

Today we are gonna make a Strawberry Pie!!!  Normally this is more of a summer treat but I went to the ole' cost of co. on Friday before Easter and they had these luscious berries sooooo....PIE it is!!!!
I truly truly love this pie and it's so easy and I can't ever figure out why I don't make it more often.  Hmmm, maybe 'cuz I'd eat the whole dang thing!!!

You'll need this stuff:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 Tbsp corn starch
pinch salt
3 Tbsp Strawberry jello
Fresh berries
1/2 tsp vanilla
Baked pie crust
couple drops red food coloring

First thing....get that pie crust in the oven.  Me....I cheat and let the dough boy help me out. Hey, if you make your own pie crust then bless your heart and you go knock yourself out.  I personally have not mastered the pie crust and just take the easy way out.

Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch.  Add water and cook in saucepan until thickened.

Add the strawberry jello and stir until dissolved

looks yummy already!!

stir in the vanilla and a couple of drops of red food coloring
Set aside and let cool

chop up the berries

yep...they were super yummy berries too!!

put your berries into the baked pie crust then pour in the gel mixture

keep pouring...make sure you get it all!!!

Now pop this little pretty in the refrigerator and let chill until it's congealed.

Cut yo-self a big slice and slap some whipped cream on top and enjoy!!
Yep...see, it's like the old fashioned pie that Shoney's used to serve.

what's this....well this is the non berry lovin' Abogg's dessert. 
Mini angel food cakes with Blue Bell's homemade vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce and whipped cream.  Gotta admit his was looking pretty good too!

Now...find those fresh strawberries in your neighborhood and make some pie!!!
Btw---this also works really well as a peach pie when those peaches are in season.  
Happy Pie baking my peeps and remember.....  
                                                                             Peace, Love & Yummies!

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