Saturday, July 3, 2010

Homemade Strawberry Pie

After a couple of heavy posts this week, I thought I'd bring us into the holiday weekend with my favorite 4th of July recipe. This is my grandmother's strawberry pie recipe passed down to my mom and on to me. In my humble opinion, it's the absolute best pie ever. Period. I'll never make strawberry pie another way.

Happy 4th of July!!!

Strawberry Pie

1 9-inch pie shell, baked
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tbsp. white (Karo) syrup
1 small box strawberry gelatin
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1-2 quarts fresh strawberries (depending on how full you want the shell to be)

Boil sugar, water, cornstarch, and syrup stirring constantly. Add dry gelatin and cook until just thickened. Cool slightly. Assemble berries in pie shell (I like to clean my strawberries but leave them whole. It takes awhile to arrange the pie this way, but it looks so pretty!). Pour cooled gelatin mixture over the berries, covering completely. Refrigerate until set. Serve with lots of whipped cream!

Yummy! What's your favorite 4th of July dish???


  1. Mmmm! Sounds good! My favorite July 4th treats equals simplicity: HOT DOGS! :) Best patriotic meal, even if it didn't originate here, haha. Happy 4th!

  2. I'm also from Iowa and that's how we make our strawberry pie !! DELICIOUS. We also do a similar one with peaches