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So maybe this pie isn’t the most complex in flavor or preparation technique but it’s my favorite. My grandmother always makes this pie and it reminds me of home every time I take a bite. Every year my grandfather and I try to find fresh local strawberries for this pie. Any of those hydroponic styrofoam impostors will not do. My grandmother would make two of these pies and we would enjoy them with our big family lunch. Anticipation of these meals and the fun time spent laughing around the table is one of my most precious memories. When I go home now, I try my best to be there for all the lunches I can. I know they won’t last forever so I want as many of them as I can.

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Strawberry Pie

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 package of strawberry jello
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 9-inch baked pie crust

Bring sugar, water and cornstarch to a boil over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in strawberry gelatin until dissolved. Remove from heat; chill 2 hours. In a bowl, combine the gelatin mixture with the strawberries. Pour into the pie shell. Cover and chill 2-4 hours. Serve pie with whipped cream if desired.

Celi at The Kitchen’s Garden posted a request to see photos of her reader’s backyards. Though I am a bit late, here is the view from my back deck. It’s one of my favorite places. Most nights you can find us eating supper and just chilling here. I’d love to see your view too! Post it and send me the link.

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