June 18th - P is for Pie
One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh local berries. There are several farms nearby that allow you to pick your strawberries and blueberries, so I always take advantage of that. In mid-July when the poke berries that grow in the woods nearby are ripe, I also try to gather as many as I can. Why do I love berries so much? Pie! That's why. I make pie all summer long. In our house, pie is dessert AND breakfast food. Fruit is healthy, right? :)
Here's the simple recipe I usually use for my berry pies:
2 cups sugar (although I usually halve this and it still tastes the same)
1 small pack strawberry jello (or blueberry jello, or any kind you'd like)
4 pints hulled strawberries (or blueberries or whatever kind of berry you prefer)
6 tbsp. cornstarch
2 cups water
2 baked pie shells
1. Cook sugar, cornstarch, jello, and water on stove until thick and let cool.
2. Place berries in cool, pre-baked pie shells.
3. Pour sauce over and refrigerate for several hours.
What's your favorite kind of pie? Mine is strawberry! With lots of whipped cream, of course. :)
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