This is my first ever blog post! It's been a long time coming, but I am thankful that I have great friends that are talented in the tech department to help me make my entrance into the blogging world.
I live in Chicago and this winter has been brutal. Mounds of snow. Record-breaking sub zero temperatures. Potholes the size of craters. It's no wonder that this city has been dubbed "Chiberia". But today, I stepped out into a blast of warm air with the sun draping me. I couldn't resist looking up, closing my eyes, taking a deep breath and smiling. The first taste of Spring is intoxicating. :)
As I walked through the grocery store, I wanted to find something "summery". Something that reminds me of warm weather and great memories with friends. I decided to make a strawberry pie. Nothing welcomes Spring like a bright, red, sweet, strawberry pie. This is a simple recipe that requires little baking. Not only is it delicious, it's quite a beautiful addition to any table.
"Glimpse of Spring" Strawberry Pie
2.5 cups of Nilla Wafers
6 tbs of melted butter
1 tbs granulate sugar
3 lb Fresh strawberries (washed and hulled)
2 cups water
2 cups granulated sugar
6 tbs cornstarch
1 box of strawberry jello (8 oz)
1 deep dish pie pan
1. Using a food processor, grind the Nilla wafers. Add crumbs to melted butter and sugar.
2. Press onto bottom of pie pan.
3. Bake for 10 minutes @ 350 degrees.
4. Bring water, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil. Stir continuously until thick and clear.
5. Turn off heat and add strawberry jello. Allow mixture to cool.
6. Fold strawberries into mixture and pile strawberries delicately onto crust.
These strawberries were exceptionally sweet!
7. Refrigerate and set for about 2 hours.