Friday, July 15, 2011

Family Recipe Friday: Strawberry Dream Pie

This recipe has been a LeMaster family favorite for a number of years:

Everyone looks forward to strawberry season.   While it was a short season this year because of the weather we were still able to enjoy some of our favorite strawberry desserts.   I always make this simple strawberry pie for Jason's birthday.   It was very light and refreshing and it only takes one cup of sliced strawberries.

Strawberry Dream Pie

Makes 8 servings

    1 4-ounce package  vanilla pudding   (not instant)                         
    1 3-ounce package strawberry jello                             
    2 cups water                                                   
    1 teaspoon lemon juice                                         
    1 1/2 cups whipped cream                                       
    1 cup sliced strawberries                                      
    1 baked 9-inch pie shell, cooled *  
Combine pudding mix, gelatin, water and lemon juice in a saucepan.  Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Pour into a bowl and chill until thickened.  To hasten chilling, place bowl of pudding mixture in larger bowl of ice and water, then stir until thickened.  Fold in whipped topping, blending well, stir in strawberries.  Pour into pie shell and chill until set, 1-2 hours.  Garnish with additional whipped topping and strawberries. 

*Spray pie pan with vegetable cooking spray for easy serving and clean up before placing pastry in pan.

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