Monday, June 9, 2014

Strawberry Pie

Need a super-delicious dessert that doesn't heat up your kitchen?  This one's perfect (think picnic, BBQ, family reunion)!  Growing up this was one of my favorites and was also the first recipe I ever cooked to try to impress a boy.  The boy didn't last the test of time, but the recipe did!  I still love it and was able to make a few changes so Sophie (my non-sugar digesting child) could also enjoy it.  It's sweet, refreshing and down right yummy!  Enjoy :)

2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 TBSP cornstarch
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 pkg. (.3 ounce) Strawberry gelatin (sugar-free or regular both work great)
3 TBSP sugar
1 graham cracker crust (bought or homemade)
2 cups cool whip

In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Remove from heat; stir in gelatin and sugar until dissolved.  Stir in sliced strawberries.  Pour into crust.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.  Top with cool whip and dive in :)

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