Monday, June 8, 2015

Strawberry Pie Recipe, This Week, Gardener Ted

Strawberry Plants are blooming...

Hi from Michigan! 

We have been dreaming about Michigan strawberries since we arrived home mid April. The photo of blooming strawberry plants in our garden above was taken mid-May. Oh the agony of waiting. Even our granddaughter checks the plants every time she comes over. "When will the 'stwahbehrries' be ready," she wails. 

Big News! Gardener Ted announced this afternoon he was going to pick a few berries tomorrow! Hallelujah!! Soon they will be in full production and I can make all things strawberry.

Strawberries picked in June 2014

I'm sharing my Strawberry Pie recipe again on the J.Q. Rose blog because it is so easy and so delicious. And to tell you the truth, thinking about making the pie makes the waiting more bearable.

My friend, Trude, gave me the following recipe for Strawberry Pie.  Trude passed away, but she lives in my memories and through sharing this recipe with friends and readers. Enjoy!

Trude's Strawberry Pie
Recipe for a 9" pie

Place about 1 pint of strawberries whole, not cut up, in a 9" pie shell.

Stir together in a pan--1 3 oz box jello, 1 cup sugar, and 3 T. cornstarch.

Add 1 1/2 cups water to the mixture and cook till thickened--It will start to boil and get clear. Stir constantly. This takes awhile, so be patient.

Pour mixture over strawberries. Refrigerate after one hour.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream or both!!

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Love the easy flow and down to earth approach! Great tips from tried and true gardening. New gardeners and the more seasoned can find helpful ideas to utilize.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, JQ. That sounds delicious! You're ahead of us with your strawberries. Here in northern England mine are still little and green. We always hope they'll be ready in time for Wimbledon (strawberries and cream area a Wimbledon tradition). Fingers crossed they ripen up soon! Think I'll make strawberry pie with them this year. Have a great summer!

Marsha said...

Pictures are wonderful, JQ, and the pie recipe sounds so easy. Must try. There was a restaurant in San Antonio, years ago, that served strawberry pie. It was the best thing! Your post made me think of and mouth water about that pie.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Helena, Ah, didn't know about strawberries at Wimbledon. Great tradition. Hope you get some pie.

J.Q. Rose said...

Marsha, I was introduced to strawberry pie by my older brother. In college his fraternity's house mother made the Woolworth's dime store pie recipe. He sweet talked her into getting it for our mom. Soooo good, but so much more work than mine. Great memory there for me too. Thanks for stopping by.

M Pax said...

Mmm. Strawberry pie is awesome.

J.Q. Rose said...

Mmm, M. I see you licking your lips. Please share the pie with Thanks for stopping g by.

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