Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Strawberry Pie

{Read that title again, in your most Southern twang accent...
Strawberry Paaaa. There, that's better!}

I've often heard people refer to things in the 'simple times'. Well, rarely do I feel like things around here are simple. Except last night when I made this Strawberry Paa.

Start with a basic graham cracker crust. Mine was store bought. Think simple times.

Prepare a pound of strawberries by removing the stem and slicing them.

Bring to a boil: 1 cup sugar, 3 Tablespoons corn starch and 1 cup of water.

When it comes to a boil and thickens slightly, add a small box of strawberry jello.
Whisk it well.
{It smells soooo good at this point.}

Place all your pretty and cut strawberries into your pie crust.

 Pour the hot strawberry goodness right over those pretty strawberries.

It'll look like this...

Now transfer to the refrigerator. My suggestion is to put your strawberry filled crust on a cookie sheet BEFORE pouring the hot liquid into it.
Can't you just see hot red liquid flying across your kitchen floor as you try to put a full, flimsy pie plate in the refrigerator? Yeah, me too.

Chill for at least 4 hours. Then grab a slice....

A little dollop of whipped cream is not optional. It is a must.

The pretty little dollop was for the picture. So, to keep it real, this is how it actually looked when I served myself a piece....

Someone else also prefers whipped cream over almost any dessert. Please ignore the fact that he left the strawberry pie (the whole reason for this post) on his plate after the whipped cream was gone.
Not sure where he got his taste buds. He's anti-bread and anti-mashed potatoes!
Can you believe it?? Me either! (Says the Queen of Carbs.)

Enjoy your Paa, Y'all!!!

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