Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pinehaven Red-White & (No)Blue Pie

How about something red, white and blue for the 4th of July? Well, the version I had for lunch was minus the blue but the addition of a few blueberries - or raspberries - would complete the recipe in Independence Day fashion.
This is a modified recipe for Glazed Strawberry Pie and it is as wonderful as it is easy!

Pinehaven Red-White & (No)Blue Pie

1 (9 inch) baked pie shell - a commercial graham cracker crust is perfect
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1 small package strawberry Jello
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
fresh strawberries

Combine water, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Cook until the white color clears and the mixture becomes gel-like. Stir entire package of Jello into the hot mixture. Cool in refrigerator until it begins to thicken. Place strawberries in pie shell (we left some whole but cut a few for enhanced flavor). Pour glaze over berries and place in refrigerator.

Other fruit (peaches, raspberries) would work as well. Change the flavor of Jello to match.

Add a dollop of whipped cream and you have the red and white. Plop a few raspberries or blueberries atop the whipped cream if you want to add the blue.