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.
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
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.