Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Strawberry Pie

I love me some Strawberry Pie and when Spring/ summer arrives it's always a dessert I'm ready to make.
This morning I made my first one of the season and I thought I would share the recipe I love that I have been using for years.  The first time I made it was over 7 years ago before Matthew and I were married and I was still trying to win him with my good cooking!

Here is the recipe

1  cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cornstarch
Red food coloring
1 cup flour
1/2 cup margarine
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 quart strawberries

For the pie filling gel:

Combine water, sugar, salt, cornstarch, and food coloring.  Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes.  Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the crust:

In bowl, combine flour, margarine, powdered sugar and vanilla.
Mix well and press in pie pan.  Prick and bake for 8-10 minutes.
When crust is cool place berries in pie pan and pour the mixture over it.

Chill, then enjoy!

We always eat with Cool-Whip.  Not the healthiest way to eat strawberries, but so good!

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