Friday, March 19, 2010

When the pie was baked the birds began to sing


















It's hard to say exactly why Sienna just loves baking this pie with me.
Is it because I let her sneak all the fresh strawberry samples she wants? Or is it because we both giggle incessantly as we belt out Sing A Song of Sixpense? Either way, it made for a great afternoon and an even better evening when we got to enjoy it with our friends.

This is one of the best gifts Kevin's mom has given me (except her son of course). It's her family recipe and an absolute hit every time.

Wanna try?

Crust
Mix together:
1 stick of margarine or butter
1 cup and 2 tablespoons of flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
Pat into pie pan and bake at 350 until golden brown. Trust me, you'll smell when it's ready! I'd say around 15 minutes.

I use the time that the pie crust is cooking and cooling to room temperature to make the filling.

Strawberry Glaze filling
Mix together and bring to a boil on the stove:
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
2 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch
1/2 package of sugar free red jello (I use strawberry, but any red would be fine) or 2 1/2 tablespoons from a package of regular jello

Once it reaches a boil remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Resist the urge to put in the fridge! It works better to be patient. Use this time to cut fresh strawberries into slices.

Fill pie pan with strawberries and pour room-temperature-glaze over the berries. Place in fridge to set for about 3 hours.

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