Granny’s Strawberry Pie

Dear Boys,

Granny’s strawberry pie is so delicious.

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The only thing that can make it better is if she comes here and makes it with us!

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The recipe is in the cookbook she made for me years ago,

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but she has tweaked it over the years.  Today she gave us her updated version.

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After a fun trip to the strawberry patch, we washed and drained the berries.

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Then Granny capped two cups of berries.

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While she worked on those, I made a pie crust.  Before baking, it needs to be pricked with a fork.  This will keep it from forming large air bubbles underneath.  If you become quite the pie maker, you can even purchase pie weights to put in the crust while baking.  I’ve never tried it, but I’ve also heard dried beans can be used to achieve the same thing.

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Bake the crust at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool while finishing the pie filling.

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Granny mixed 2 Tbsp. corn starch with

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2/3 cup sugar in a saucepan.

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After mixing them well, she added 2/3 cup water and stirred it constantly over medium heat until the mixture was thickened.

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This is how it looked.

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Then Granny removed it from the heat and stirred in 3 Tbsp. strawberry gelatin.

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Half of this box is what she used.

After it was mixed well, she let it cool.

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and poured the cooled  filling over the berries.

We let the pie set in the refrigerator during dinner.

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What a treat to pull out this delicious pie and enjoy it with your dear grandmother!

She and I love you!

Mom

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2 responses to “Granny’s Strawberry Pie

  1. Sherri I so enjoy your blog what a sweet picture of you and Granny Newton. Love you guys so much

  2. You’re next, Nana! We want you to make your chocolate chip cookies for the blog. We love you and miss you!

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