Friday, July 1, 2011

Easy 4th of July Strawberry Pie


I still have some strawberries from our berry picking trip a few days ago, and I wanted to use them in a fun and simple recipe.  I decided to make a strawberry pie.   I found a recipe that I liked on Food.com, but then I made my own changes.  The results were DELICIOUS!  This pie was such a HUGE hit with everyone that I have been asked to make it again on Monday for the real 4th of July.  







For this recipe you will need  strawberries, blueberries, a graham cracker crust (I used chocolate), 1 box strawberry jello, cornstarch, water and cool whip. 




For the first step you are going to boil 1 cup sugar, 1 1/4 cups water, and 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch over medium heat.   Stir frequently, as is starts to boil and begins to thicken.



Add 1/4 cup strawberry jello powder.  It will become this pretty red color.   Stir until all the powder is dissolved, and then remove from heat.  Once it is cooled a bit,  put it in the refrigerator and  chill 1-2 hours. 





While cooling our glaze, halve 4 cups of strawberries. I placed it in the crust first in this picture, but the next time I make it I will mix the berries and glaze BEFORE putting them in the crust. 



Mix the glaze with the berries and place in the graham cracker crust.  Chill again for  2  more hours 



Now we need to add our white and blue to our red strawberries



Add a layer of cool whip on top of the strawberries.



Place blueberries however you prefer on top of the cool whip.  My daughter and I made a circle design. 


This is all that was left just a couple of minutes later.  4 people (3 of them kids!)  ate that much pie very quickly, and there were still a few people who had not had a slice.   Have a HAPPY 4th!!!

8 comments:

  1. I love your post and all of your holiday spirit! I'm visiting from Be Different Act Normal! I’m hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I’d love for you to link up and share with me!
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/4th-of-july-link-party.html

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  2. Looks positively YUMMY! I think I have everything except the crust but I can make my own with graham crackers I have . . . off to give it a try so it's ready for our picnic later this evening! Thanks!

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  3. I love strawberry pie! Great post!

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  4. This looks great and not too hard - Guess that is what they mean "easy as pie" I am a new follower from Marvelously messy. Would love a "follow back" if you have time. Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com

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  5. I've never heard of strawberry pie...will definitely have to try this out. Looks so yummy! :) Following you from Tip Junkie‘s link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. MMMMmmmmm! This looks delicious.. and what could be better than pie made from frsh picked berries! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  7. Thank you so much for linking this up! I love it! So cute! Perfect for my first blog party celebrating the 4th of July!

    I'm hosting my first ever weekly blog party and it starts today! It is called {re}create into something new! So please link up anything that you have reinvented, repurposed, recycled, revamped, reused, reorganized or redone! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-blog-party.html

    Thanks again!
    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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