Thursday, May 22, 2014

Strawberry Pie

This homemade strawberry pie is a replica of the famous Big Boy strawberry pie. Nothing says summer like this pie. (The following recipe will make 2 pies.)

2 cup sugar
2 cup water
6 Tbsp cornstarch plus 1 cup water
2 small packages of strawberry jello
2 quarts of strawberries

Pie Crust:
3/4 cup Crisco
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water

Heat 2 cups water with 2 cups sugar until boiling. 
Meanwhile, whisk 6 Tablespoons cornstarch with 1 cup of water in a measure cup. 
When the sugar and water boils, add the cornstarch water. Continue boiling until mixture become thick. (A couple of minutes.)

Add the two packages of strawberry Jello. Stir until the Jello is dissolved. Place in the refrigerator to cool a little bit. 

While that is cooling, make your pie crust. 

In a large bowl, use a fork to mix the 3/4 cup Crisco and 2 1/4 cup flour. 

Add the 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 cup water. Use your hands to mix together. (Don't over-mix)

This amount of dough will make two bottom pie crusts. Divide in half and roll out the dough to fit in your pie plate. 

Prick the sides and the bottom with a fork. Bake at 475 degrees for 8-10 minutes. 

Set pie crusts aside until ready to fill. 

When the filling is cool, but not completely set, add the strawberries to the filling.

Divide the filling into the two pie crusts. 

Slice and serve with whipped cream.