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!