Archive for June 8th, 2013

C and I both love strawberries and there has been a bumper crop this year.  I was cruising Pinterest one day and C even saw something on there that caught his eye.  It was a fresh strawberry pie and, for the life of me, I can’t find the link for it so please forgive me!  I don’t have the original source, but I tweaked it a little so I guess it is my recipe now.  If anyone recognizes the filling recipe, give me a shout out as to where it originated.  I hate not knowing. (Finally found it…it was from Hoosier Homemade.)

Anyway, one word of warning regarding the glaze…DO NOT leave it cooking on the stove unattended.  Stir it constantly or it will burn.  I learned this the hard way TWICE!


1/3 package Oreo cookies, crushed

1/2 stick butter, melted

2 lbs. fresh strawberries

1 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

4 tbsp. cornstarch

4 tbsp. strawberry gelatin powder


Crush the cookies in a food processor and mix with the melted butter.  Press the crumb mixture into a greased pie pan and refrigerate until chilled, about an hour.


Pile those delicious strawberries in the crust and set aside.  In a small saucepan over medium-high heat combine the water, sugar and cornstarch.  Cook, STIRRING CONSTANTLY, until the mixture boils and becomes clear.  Remove from the heat and add the strawberry gelatin.  Stir to combine and pour over the strawberries.  Chill for an hour or two until the glaze is set.





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