Monday, May 16, 2011

Strawberry Pie

I am in love with Strawberries and am so glad that Strawberry season is here! My brother has been begging me to get him a strawberry pie from Marie Calendars, but they are expensive. So I combined a couple of recipes and made my own! This recipe makes 3 pies, so I gave 1 to my neighbors and served the rest at my dad's birthday party! Everyone loved them and I have already been asked to make more!

Strawberry Pies
3 baked pie crusts (I did purchase mine frozen and then cooked them)
Strawberries (I purchased 2 big containers from Costco and used them all)

Cream Filling:
1 8 oz. block of cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2-3 cups Cool Whip unthawed
2 cups of vanilla instant pudding (which is 1 regular sized box)

Beat the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Gently fold in the Cool Whip and pudding. Divide into the 3 baked pie shells.

Strawberry Glaze:
1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Strawberry Jello Powder
A pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium low heat until boiling. Cool.

While the glaze cools, pile each pie shell with sliced strawberries. You can slice them anyway you want, but I like them sliced in half and piled very, very high! Drizzle with glaze and serve and eat that day!

** You can make the glaze ahead of time and keep in a Mason Jar until you need it. It will setup though, so just reheat for 10 second intervals in the microwave until runny.


debbie said...

this pie looks so yummy. Do you think it would taste good with a graham cracker crust instead? I'm not a big fan of regular pie crusts.

Amber said...

It would work great Debbie!