Today is the day where the love is going to flow out of your kitchen
this pie is going to rock your socks off!
cause this is what pie tastes like in heaven!
I'm just going to tell you once they will be coming back for more
thank me later in the comment section below :)
for all the step by step pictures go here
so get your list made and get to the store
surprise anyone you love with a strawberry pie
FIRST THE CRUST
1 cup white flour
1/3 c. oat bran
( found in the hot cereal section of your grocery store... use dry/do not cook) *NOTE
1 long graham cracker crushed
1/2 cup oil
(i use 6 TB margarine melted....trying to save some inches on the dreaded love handles)
2 TB milk
2 TB sugar
Dissolve 2 TB sugar in 2 TB milk
In a small bowl mix flour, oatbran, graham crackers
stir in melted margarine and sugar/milk mixture with a fork just until it all comes together
press crust against bottom and sides of 9" pie pan
make sure the crust comes up from the edge of the pan forming a ridge (see pic on post above)
cause you are going to be piling those strawberries sky high in this crust later.
don't fuss to much on this just get it in the pan
you don't want it to be over worked
Prick sides all the way aroundand bottom of pie crust with a fork
Bake 425* for 12 minutes
cool crust completely
*NOTE: if you don't have oat bran just use flour cause I'm pretty sure that was the original recipe before I tweeked it with wholesomeness.
NEXT THE FILLING
4 oz cream cheese
2 TB white sugar
4 oz cool whip
(I buy 8 oz cause you might want to serve with a dollop on top)
Mix cream cheese with sugar , fold in cool whip
chill until crust is cool
NOW THE YUMMY GLAZE
1 cup sugar(I USE 3/4 cup)
2 TB cornstarch
1 cup cold water
3 TB strawberry or raspberry jello
2 tsp Real Lemon Juice
Mix sugar and cornstarch together in small sauce pan.
Cook on medium heat stirring continually until mixture comes to a boil
boil for 5 minutes KEEP STIRRING
Add jello, stir until dissolved
Add 2 tsp Real LEMON juice
Allow to cool
1 QUART STRAWBERRIES
i think this is the heaven part :)
wash and stem strawberries
cut into quarters or halves depending on the size of the strawberry
When glaze is completely cool stir in sliced strawberries
PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS WATER
If you don't have the creamy filling in your crust do it now
then pour in the glazed strawberries
try to get the majority of the berries turned cut side down
cause when you set this on your table there is going to be some OOOHHHING going on!
Chill for a couple of hours before serving
IT is going to be so worth it!
I have made this pie for valentines day and teacher appreciation.
Take the remainder of the cool whip (if you bought an 8 oz container) and
spread it on the top of the pie in the shape of a heart.
Add a heart shaped paper doily on the top of your pie covered with saran wrap
and add a short note of appreciation.
Go share the love
Bless you !