Fresh Strawberry Pie

The berries are key in this pie, so look for strawberries that are plump, fragrant and fully ripe.
Fresh Strawberry Pie

by Patricia Stagich
Prep Time: 45 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Keywords: pie strawberry, gelatin summer

Ingredients (Serves 8)
    For Crust
    • 1 (5 oz) package shortbread cookies
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    For Filling
    • 2 lbs. fresh strawberries, hulled
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2-1/4 tsp.)
    Make Crust:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with rack in the middle.
    Pulse cookies in a food processor to fine crumbs, then pulse in sugar and butter until combined. Press crumb mixture evenly onto bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate or tart pan. Bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    Prepare filling and assemble pie:
    Select 20 strawberries as close to the same size as possible and set aside. Cut remaining berries into 1/4-inch dice and toss with sugar and lemon juice. Let stand, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Drain berries in a sieve set into a large measuring cup.  Add enough water to measure 2 cups.  Transfer liquid to a medium saucepan and reserve berries. 
    Sprinkle gelatin over strawberry liquid and let soften 1 minute. Bring to a bare simmer, stirring until gelatin has dissolved. Add diced berries, then transfer to a bowl and set in the freezer, stirring frequently, just until mixture starts to set, 20-30 minutes.
    Spoon 1/2 cup filling into pie crust and arrange berries (halved or whole) on filling. Spoon remaining filling over and between berries. Chill pie until filling is set, at least 4 hours.
    Serve with whipped cream.
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    1. Oh boy, imagining this with some fresh whipped cream or a scoop of soft vaniila ice cream....... ahhhhhhhh xo

    2. When I read the title my first thought was "yum":@)

    3. WOW that's beautiful Patti! I like the shortbread crust, Mmmm. I cheated last time I made a strawberry pie, used lemon Jello!

    4. So beautiful!!!! Seriously, this looks sooooooo good, and perfect for summer:-) Love your addition of lemon, YUM! Hugs, Terra


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