FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE Just SIMPLE By Freda
Let me tell you . . This is one of the Best Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipes ever,
and one of the Easiest. 20 min to Prep not Counting if you make your Own crust.
If You Choose to Make the additional Crust I added, I Promise You will never go back to a Store Bought Crust. . . This is So Flaky and Melts in your Mouth. Crust Takes maybe 35 min start to Finish including baking. Even if You never had good Luck Making Pie Crusts before.
Bet You never Heard of Making a Crust using a Mixer. . . Works Perfectly.
- home made pie crust baked and cooled ( see below)
- 3/4 c
- granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp
- 1 c
- 1 pkg
- strawberry jello (3 oz pkg)
- 2 lb
- fresh strawberries sliced (i use lots) don't be skimpy
- 1 c
- lard ( yes lard) makes a flaky crust
- 1/4 c
- butter ( no margarine)
- 1/2 tsp
- 3 c
- flour (all purpose)
- 1/2 c
- 1/2 tsp
- white vinegar
GLAZE & PIE FILLING
PIE CRUST TO DIE FOR, COMPLIMENTS OF MY CANADIAN MOTHER
STIR IN the Strawberry Jello until dissolved. Cool Slightly .
Line Your Pie Shell with Sliced FRESH STRAW-Berries, (Don't Be Skimpy) Pour the Gelatin Mixture (Glaze) over your Berries in the Pie Shell Covering well. Chill til Set in refer. Time Depends on how Cool your Refer is. Usually about 1 hr is good.
Step ONE: . . . PREHEAT OVEN @ 350.
in Kitchen aid Mixing Bowl,
Cream together Lard and Butter with Mixer. (yes MIXER)
Add Water to Flour Mixture. Now Blend with Mixer just til Blended well. (DO NOT OVER MIX)
Form DOUGH into (2) Balls With your Hands.
Using a Floured Rolling pin, Roll out one ball at a time. To Desired Thickness usually 1/8 to 1/4 thickness.
NOTE: (Roll out dough Using as Little Flour as Possible as More Flour toughens the Dough.)
Fold dough in 1/2 and fit into Pie Shell.
Prick with a fork and Bake @ 350 for 20-25 min.
Remove from oven to Cool before Filling.
Great for all Cream or Filled Pies.
This crust will be So Flaky & tender.