Happy Monday everyone, hope this post reaches you at a pleasant moment of your day! In case you haven’t heard the news, Easter is coming up and to be honest it is by far one of my favorite holidays.
Normally, I get the chips and salsa assignment which is code word for “lets give you something you can’t fail at since you are the least capable sister in law to cook something good” . (Just kidding, Shoutout to my kick ass mother in law who always gives me the easy assignments, I love her for that and she knows it) On the real, I really do love my mother in law, not like a “fake” love her so much because she’s my husbands mom and I have to, Maile is the best I would chose her as a friend. Back to the story.
This year I must be on my A game because I was assigned desserts. Naturally I took to the world wide web in search of something delicious, quick and simple that wouldn’t end in me bringing something store bought. Strawberry Pie caught my eye and I never looked back! This year, I decided I was going to practice beforehand and test it out while Wyatt napped! I finished this beautiful looking pie while Wyatt was sleeping (meaning it was quick, easy and well…. Gavin gets of at 5 and will be sure to tell me if its good or bad!
I picked up a full flat of Strawberries from The Berry Stop, used half the flat and got the remainder of the ingredients in my pantry or at the grocery store!
- 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup water
- 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
- 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- Fresh mint, optional
Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. I decided to braid the edges of the pie with the other pre packaged pie dough that was given to me in the box. I used this Youtube video to teach myself how, first timer here! Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 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 for 15-20 minutes or until slightly cooled ( but not too cool because you want to be able to pour it all over the strawberries)
Meanwhile, cut and wash the strawberries. I chose to cut the ones that were going on the bottom layer into fourths and then cut just the tops off the few that would be put on the top. Arrange strawberries in the crust however you would like!
Pour gelatin mixture over berries. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with mint if desired!
Ta’Da! You’re done!! Please let me know if you try this, I would love to do more simple easy recipes if you mamas and others are interested! Or, even better if you have any good recipes please share with me! As my older brother Patrick says, ABL (Always be learning)