Thursday, March 14, 2013

Strawberry Pie

Why have pie on 3/14? Because it's Pi Day {3.14} of course! :)

My son requested that I send along some strawberry pie with him to Algebra class - where they are celebrating with many varieties of pie today! This recipe is not mine, but we do enjoy it every year and I'm paranoid about losing the link to it so I'll post it here to share with all of you!

I found this recipe a few years ago at Rocks In My Dryer {one of my fave blogs when I started blogging}. Shannon posted this recipe but no longer blogs so I always worry that one day the recipe will just *poof* disappear on me. I'm sure it's on the web in a bunch of places too, but I want it where I can find it easily.

You should know that this pie has its share of artificial ingredients. I'm sure there's a healthy strawberry pie recipe out there. This is not it - LOL! But we only have it once or twice a year and it's yummy. And it's easy. And it makes 2 pies at once.

This was the first time I made the pie:

Here's a better pic!

Strawberry Pie

2 pie shells {homemade or um, the other kind}
2 containers fresh strawberries {about 16 oz each} - washed & sliced
17 oz. Sprite or 7-Up
1 pkg Strawberry Jello {the larger box - 6 oz. I think}
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch

Bake pie crusts according to directions and set aside to cool.

In large saucepan, bring Sprite, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil. Cook and stir over low until it thickens {5-10 minutes}. Remove pan from heat. Stir in strawberry jello until dissolved. Mix in sliced strawberries. Chill mixture in refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Remove from refrigerator. Pour evenly into 2 pie shells. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

Don't you love how my crust on the above pic turned out? That crimping on the edge is almost perfect! I am that talented. Except not really. I confess I hired a pastry chef to make that crust. Her name is Marie...Callender. :D

I've been too scared to make my own pie crust ever since this complete failure:

Now you and I can easily find this easy strawberry pie recipe when we need it! Do you like strawberry pie? If you have a strawberry pie recipe, share the link or recipe in the comments!

Have a blessed day friends! And Happy Pi Day! :)

P.S. Son said there were about 8 different kinds of pie in Algebra class, but the strawberry pie was the first one gone and a huge hit! So there's an official endorsement - teenagers will love this pie - LOL! :)


  1. I've been seeing this Pi Day around the web. It was invented by a woman, I just know it. LOL!

    Big artificial ingredients just keep you better preserved size hugs to you!
    Love ya! And it does look delicious!


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