I love spring and all it has to offer one of my favorites is fresh strawberries. For Easter I made fresh strawberry pies and they were quite a hit with the family. They don't take long to make and it's very easy. First I start by making the pie crust.
My recipe makes 2 pie crust
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup shortening
5 to 7 Tbs cold water
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, add shortening and water. Cut shortening into flour with a pastry cutter or you can just use your hands. I use a pastry cutter until I get it mixed pretty well then I just use my hands. Once you get it mixed well form into 2 equal sized balls.
Now your ready to roll out your pie crust. put down a dusting of flour and roll out the crust to fit the size of your pie dish. Once you've rolled out the crust lay it over your dish and cut off the excess dough. This is the dough as a child my sisters and I always waited for and fought over while my mom made a pie. To keep us three girls out of the dough my mother always told us "Don't eat that, it'll give you worms!" I always hated the thought of getting worms, but it is worth the risk.
I don't make the prettiest pie crust but it sure is better than store bought. Now you need to prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 12 mins.
Wash strawberries, remove stems and any bad spots.
Cut Strawberries and place in cooled pie crust.
Ingredents for pie gel
1 cup white sugar
2 Tbs cornstarch
1 cup water
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored jell-o
In a sauce pan mix sugar water and cornstarch, cook over med. heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Add gelatin and stir until smooth. Let mixture cool to room temp.
Cool gel to room temp and pour over strawberries.
Refrigerate until set. Serve with whipped cream and enjoy!