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, 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!!!


  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!

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  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!

  3. I love strawberry pie! Great post!

  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

  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. :)


  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!

  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!

    Thanks again!
    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife


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