Blessed by everyday blessings

these are a few of my favorite things

~smiling faces~

~hugs and kisses from grandchildren
and hearing the name Nanny from far away places~

~mostly old sometimes new~

~quilts with love stitched through and through

~Babies and butterflys and all things created~

~To know you are loved makes life sweet with grace traces ~


Friday, September 2, 2011

Strawberry SURPRISE pie

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

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. 

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

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.
 Add water
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

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

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 !

1 comment :

Barb said...

What a cutie you have there...and the pie...I will be right over!!


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