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I think I'll have a bite of the strawberry pie for Independence Day

With the Fourth of July around the corner there are several great dessert recipes that represent the red, white, and blue of the American flag. How about we focus on a dessert that signifies the red stripes. This tasty dessert has been on the rise and some may say it is an improvement from strawberry cheesecake, but we shall see what you think of the delicious pie known simply as strawberry pie.

Nothing can beat strawberries and pie on a warm Fourth of July day.
Nothing can beat strawberries and pie on a warm Fourth of July day.
Photo by Neilson Barnard

This is one of the best strawberry pie recipes. The crust is similar to sugar cookies and the glaze enriches the flavor of the strawberries and creates the pie look as good as it tastes.

Here is what you will need for the crust:

One and a half cups of flour

Half a teaspoon of salt

Two tablespoons of sugar

Half a cup of vegetable oil

Two tablespoons of milk

Combine the dry ingredients with a fork in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir to mix. Press into a pie plate. It works better to use a pie plate that is on the small side. Press the pie crust out too thin.

After shaping out the crust, heat it at 400 degrees on the lower rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes until there is a touch of golden brown.

Here is what you will need for the filling:

One cup of sugar

Two tablespoons of corn syrup

Seven tablespoons of cornstarch

One cup of water

Three tablespoons of strawberry jello

Sliced strawberries

Cook the sugar, corn syrup, corn starch and water over medium heat, mixing constantly until it is thick and clear. Remove from heat and add three tablespoons of jello. Chill the filling and add the strawberries. Drizzle it all into the cooled crust and refrigerate.

The pie is quite delicious with whipped cream, but be careful not to let too much of it go to your hips as you celebrate your Independence Day.