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Refreshing Strawberry Pie

This recipe came from my mother, and it's just as refreshing when made with peaches or blueberries.—Michelle Isenhoff, Wayland, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mint, optional

Directions

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack until edge is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
    In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Refrigerate 15-20 minutes or until slightly cooled.
  • Meanwhile, arrange strawberries in crust. Pour gelatin mixture over berries. Refrigerate until set. If desired, garnish with mint.
Editor's Note
Dough for single-crust pie: Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 317 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Lolo
    Jun 27, 2020

    Super easy recipe and very delicious. I added 1/2 tsp pure almond extract flavoring and 1 individual serving pkt of strawberry crystal light powdered drink mix to the gelatin mixture just to bump up the flavor a bit. Where we live, our fresh strawberries aren’t real flavorful. They are red but not much flavor.

  • Kathy
    May 4, 2018

    I've used this recipe for years. It is always a hit with my family. Easy and delicious.

  • Patti
    Apr 1, 2018

    This pie was easy and delicious

  • gunslinger
    Mar 14, 2018

    So refreshing and delicious! Very easy to make. Topped mine with whipped cream.

  • Patricia
    Aug 11, 2017

    So easy and quick to make and yes one of the best strawberry pies I have ever had! Everyone loves this summer favorite!

  • Riopeanut
    Jul 5, 2016

    Easy to make and soooooooo good! Perfect summer pie! I also served cool whip on top!

  • Geranium9
    Sep 13, 2015

    Easy to make and easy to enjoy. Delicious summer treat.

  • amy7039
    Aug 10, 2015

    Loved It! Added cool whip when serving, But so tasty!

  • vbak
    May 29, 2015

    I have made this before and it is well received. The peach pie sounds delicious, too.

  • abmcatmommy
    Mar 15, 2015

    Loved it! Wanted to make an easy pie while recuperating from hand surgery. It was so easy and SO delicious. It was great with "grocery store" berries, am eagerly waiting for local, fresh berries. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Will also give it a try with peaches.