The moment you have all been waiting for Sarah is here to tell us how to make awesome Strawberry Pie. Wonder if someone told her strawberries are my favorite………..
I am so excited today! Bridget messaged me asking to do a guest spot on her blog for supper ideas, like a weekly recipe slot… Of course it was a quick, don’t even think long about this, YES! I love food. I love good food, good for you food, bad for you food, food that’s hot and food that’s cold. Food, food, food… YUM! So then the daunting task of choosing a recipe started. Should it be beef, chicken, what if there is a vegetarian, should I just stick with main dishes, what about crock-pot cooking, maybe they’d like some side dish ideas, what if they have picky kids like I do and want something the whole family will love… that’s it! Everyone loves dessert, do a dessert! And that’s exactly what I did.
With summer starting to come to an end, I thought I’d give the warm season one last chance in the spot light with a very cool, sweet lullaby to the taste buds, unbelievable, I wanna eat the whole thing, Strawberry Pie. This poor thing didn’t last very long. I’ll be honest, we all had a second piece just moments after our first slice was devoured.
Nutritional Information: (I will provide this when I can) Amount per serving: Calories: 239 Calories from fat: 33% Fat: 8.8g Saturated fat: 4.7g Monounsaturated fat: 2g Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g Protein: 3.2g Carbohydrate: 38.4g Fiber: 3.1g Cholesterol: 11mg Iron: 1mg Sodium: 212mg Calcium: 44mg
1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 20-23 cookies, such as Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons boiling water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
4 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup vanilla-flavored baking chips (completely optional as I honestly forgot this step and it was still delicious)
Preheat oven to 400º. Toss 20-23 cookies into a plastic baggie, grab a rolling pin and a kid and get them to work pounding the wafers into crumbs. In a bowl combine the cookie crumbs and the butter, tossing with fork until moistened. Press it into a pie pan that is coated with cooking spray. Bake for 9 minutes, then allow it to cool. (about the time it takes to make the filling)
Toss 1 1/2 cups of sliced strawberries, sugar, and salt into a blender until smooth. Combine boiling water and gelatin in a bowl. Stir until gelatin dissolves then stir in the pureed strawberry mixture. Cover the crust with the remaining sliced strawberries and pour the gelatin mixture over slices as evenly as possible. Chill, uncovered until set, about 2-3 hours.
*The part I forgot: Place baking chips in a plastic zip-lock bag, seal, then place in a pot of hot water until chips melt. Snip a small hole in one of the corners and drizzle the melted chips over the pie. Slice and serve. But, if you’d like to cut calories or skip the chips to save some cash, it’s completely satisfying just the way it is.
So hurry quick and go pick your grocer of the last few cartons of strawberries and have at it before summer is swept away.
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