Just looking at this photo I get hungry! I’m usually pretty “old-school” when it comes to pies and such, keeping them simple and letting the ingredients do the talking.  This is one pie though, that I can honestly say makes the strawberries even better. It helps of course, that these berries were picked the day before by myself at a local farm. See the inside of the berries in the pie? See all that red? That means goodness.  The more white you see, the less flavor you’ll taste.  So hopefully you can find some good fresh berries and make this today. You won’t be sorry!  Oh, and you’ll be glad it makes 2 pies.. trust me. 
makes 2 nine-inch pies
Recipe adapted from my childhood
2 cups 7 up
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 small package strawberry jello
4-6 cups fresh strawberries, sliced thick
2 baked pie shells (I used my pie crust recipe-Baked at 425 for about 15-18 minutes)
Whipped Cream*
Bring the 7 up, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil, stirring often until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
Add the jello. Cool thoroughly, but don’t refrigerate. Stir in the fresh strawberries.
Pour into 2 baked pie shells. Chill until firm then top with whipped cream.
*For quick whipped cream, just whisk by hand or use a hand mixer, on high, until fluffy. (soft or firm peaks, use your preference). For sweetened, just dust in powdered sugar halfway through to desired sweetness.
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  1. We Are Not Martha says:

    Wow, I've never had a pie like this, but it looks fabulous!


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