Thursday, February 9, 2012

Strawberries for my Valentine

Strawberry season has arrived in Florida! Plant City has THE most delicious strawberries, and right now they are plump and sweet. It's a perfect time to make a Strawberry Pie for my Valentine!

The original recipe called for "Wild" Strawberry jello, but it's no longer available. So here is my version.

Cast of characters includes -

Fresh Strawberries
Strawberry Jello (large package)
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Combine cornstarch, sugar and water. Cook over medium high heat - stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Stir in 3/4 package Strawberry Jello and remove from heat. Let cool.

In a deep precooked pie shell, layer washed and hulled strawberries. Pour Jello mixture over strawberries making sure all the strawberries are covered. Refrigerate.

Serve with a dollop of Whipped Cream


Sunny said...

DEEEElish! Loving that dessert and your"hospitality". Huggs, Sunny109

Marydon said...

Put on the teapot, Jocelyn ... you're going t have L O T S of company!!!

Have a fabulous eve ~
Hugs, Marydon

Shannyn said...

AWW!!! I miss Florida. I recently moved back up north from Cape Coral; and I used to LOVE the Strawberry Festival in Plant City! And I also miss the waving TRex from Dinosaur World as we would drive by...laugh...enjoy your sweeeeet strawberries!

Melody said...

Oh yum. This looks delicious.

Allie said...

Now I'm REALLY hungry - oh yum!

Lorraine said...

Looks delicious!! So pretty for Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Marti McClure said...

Your pie looks fantastic! Happy Valentines Day and Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Marie Arden said...

Yum it reminds me of the strawberry pie at Big Boy restaurants when I was a kid. I will have to make this. Happy Pinkatine day!

1CardCreator said...

Yum! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
I love this post. It is SO delicious. Love strawberry pie. We are having some wonderful temps here in the Phoenix desert, and I too have bought some beautiful strawberries in the store. Yummy.

What a wonderful idea for a Valentine treat. Thank you for sharing sweet friend.

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Anne said...

Just found your lovely blog...and am your newest follower!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh this looks de-lish!

Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so happy that you decided to join Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll be here next week too!

- The Tablescaper