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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Love the Pie Party!

Who doesn't love pie? :) Tidymom is hosting the Love the Pie Party this week. Share your favorite pie recipe, and you'll also be entered to win great prizes!

My favorite pie is pumpkin. Specifically, the pumpkin chiffon pie my late grandma always made. I haven't yet gotten that recipe from my aunt, but I will!

The pie I make most often, however, is a very simple Strawberry Pie. It's a favorite of DH's grandma, and her favorite gift to receive for any occasion. She likes it made using the store-bought gel and a shortbread crust, which makes it really easy to whip one up for her. Personally, I prefer this recipe:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries (one grocery-store box)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (.6 oz) package strawberry gelatin (also good with strawberry-banana flavor)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • Optional: whipped cream for topping
Slice berries and place into pie crust. Stir together the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan, then add water, mix, and bring to a boil. Simmer a few minutes until it begins to thicken. Add gelatin and mix well. Cool the mixture a few minutes, then pour over top the strawberries in the pie crust. Refridgerate until firm, at least 45 minutes. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

One of these days I'm going to try this with a chocolate crust... or maybe with some sliced bananas added in.... yum!

Share your own pie recipe and find some new ones at the Love the Pie Party!


  1. OOOH YUM!!! and I bet a chocolate crust would be over the moon!!

    Thanks for linking up!!


  2. this looks yummy!
    my neighbor makes pumpkin chiffon pie, and yes it's a keeper.

  3. Yummy! A delicious pie that would be welcome at any dinner table. I love strawberries.
    Now, I'm off to enjoy visiting other "Love the Pie" blog participants.

  4. simple and yummy looking thanks


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