Happy Pie Day!
So, today at work, we were tasked with bringing in our favorite pie.
I don’t have time to make a pie on Thursday night while Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal need to be watched.
So – I pulled out an “oldie but a goodie” recipe that I’ve had around for YEARS!
I’ve had this recipe since I was in high school and we had to give an instructional speech. A classmate of mine demonstrated how to make this pie but with oranges and he used orange jello. I’m more of a strawberry kind of girl.
It’s a very popular recipe…..and I’m pretty sure he snagged it from Kraft.com (where I snagged this photo).
1- container of strawberries
2/3 cup of boiling water
½ cup cold water
1 pkg. strawberry flavored jello
1 tub of cool whip, thawed
graham cracker crust
** editors notes**
Because this pie is so easy to make, I try my best to make it look hard.
I make my own graham cracker crust. You don’t have to do that. Lard knows the store bought tastes just the same.
Oh- and you don’t have to put strawberries in the actual pie. Sometimes I do….sometimes I don’t. It just depends on how I feel.
Combine the boiling water and jello mix together until dissolved.
Add enough ice cubes to your cold water to make it equal 1 cup.
Pour it into your jello mixture and stir until slightly thickened.
Let the ice cubes dissolve (or, if you are impatient, you can remove them)
Whisk in your cool whip. (A spoon won’t cut it.)
If you are feeling fancy, add in your strawberries.
Refrigerate your mixture for about 30 minutes.
Spoon into the crust, then refrigerate overnight (or 6 hours at least).
**more editor’s notes**
Add your topping strawberries last, otherwise, the water from them will make
the top of your pie look watery.
Oh- and you can add a dollop of cool whip on top!
Happy Pie Day!
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