Miss Kay’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

Makes 1 (9-inch) pie • Medium saucepan

1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

21/2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 package (6 ounces) strawberry Jell-O

Red food coloring

1 (9-inch) piecrust, homemade or store-bought, baked as directed

Whipped topping or fresh whipped cream

1. In a medium bowl, toss the strawberries with the powdered sugar. Let sit for a few minutes, then pour off the juice.

2. While the strawberries are sitting, place the granulated sugar, water, cornstarch, and salt in the saucepan; cook, stirring, until clear and thick, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 1/4 cup of the Jell-O powder and a few drops of red food coloring. Stir well and let cool.

3. Place the strawberries in the piecrust and pour the Jell-O mixture over the strawberries.

4. Top with whipped topping and chill to set before serving.


A Note from Jessica

This is the perfect pie for a hot summer day, and in Louisiana, we have plenty of those! We also have beautiful strawberries grown close to home. We can get them at a farmers’ market or the grocery store—either way, they make a great-tasting pie!