Strawberry Pie for 4th of July

IMG_4635Strawberry Pie for the 4th of July!

A fabulous family recipe from Momma Vera!

Vera is sweet, sweet man’s Mom.

Serves: 8-10

Strawberry Pie 

1qt. Strawberries

1 small box of Strawberry Jello

3/4 cup of Sugar

3T Cornstarch

2 cups of warm water

8 oz. of whipped cream cheese

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Combine and bring to boil the jello,  cornstarch, sugar and water.  Stir frequently with a whisk. Set aside to cool.

Spread the 8 oz. of cream cheese on bottom of cooled pie shell.(I made my own homemade crust, recipe follows.) Then place sliced berries over the cream cheese.

Pour cooled jello mixture over strawberries. I did leave a few  strawberries whole to decorate the top of the pie.

Chill in refrigerator over night.

Serve with whipped cream.

Enjoy!

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To make a pie crust… I use a food processor.  It makes pie making so much easier!

Pie Crust  (one crust)

2 cups flour

1 t sugar

1/2 t salt

1  1/2 sticks of cold butter cut into cubes

1 egg plus add  ice cold water to make  1/3 cup of   egg/water  combination in measuring cup

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Cut butter into cubes and place into small bowl. Set this in refrigerator to stay cold.

Break egg into measuring cup and beat. Then add ice cold water until the egg/water combo is 1/3 of a cup. Set this into refrigerator to stay cold.

Add flour, salt, and sugar to a food processor.  Pulse to blend.

Add cold butter and pulse for 10 seconds until it resembles course meal.

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Add ice cold water and beaten egg mixture  a little at a time while processor is running. Add just enough water to hold dough together. The dough will turn into a nice ball in your food processor.

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Roll out on a floured surface and then put into a pie plate.

Freeze for 1 hour before using.

For a Pre-Baked Pie Crust

Preheat Oven to 425

Take some light aluminum foil and gently place onto the dough of your pie pan. Crinkle the foil around the whole pie but don’t press it into the dough. You want it to gently rest on top.

Open up a bag of dry beans. Place the beans onto the aluminum foil. This adds weight so that your pie crust does not balloon up when baking. Your favorite kitchen store has pie weights for this purpose. I don’t have any.

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Place pie crust with dry beans into oven at 425 for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes take pie out and reduce oven to 375.

Take dry beans and  aluminum foil off. Place the uncovered crust back into the 375 oven and bake for 10-15 minutes longer.

Let crust cool. It’s ready to be filled with whatever you enjoy.

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Pie Plate is from Longaberger. My sweet sister gave it to me!

Have a fabulous 4th of July!

Until Next Time  ~Nancy

43 thoughts on “Strawberry Pie for 4th of July

  1. Yum! Those strawberries look so fresh. I’m looking forward to returning to the Midwest next month for all the fresh garden pickings.
    Got confused with the new header 😆

    1. YUM IN MY TUM tonight at a get together with friends.
      I am playing around with my header. Trying to go for a desert look but yet want something colorful. I just need to sit down and go through my files. Just to find the time is the problem.
      As far as the Midwest… everything is growing because of all the rain!

    1. Hello Rae… Please do! It is quite tasty! I wish I could have photographed it with whip creme… but I have to take to a party tonight.
      Thank You for posting a comment. I like visitors… so please stop by again! 🙂

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