Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Strawberry pie

Taste of Home Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Made with sugar-free gelatin and a graham cracker crust, the summery pie is easy to fix and attractive enough to serve to guests.

Interesting tip from the website ~"I sometimes substitute fresh peaches and peach gelatin," notes D. Smith of Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania.~

TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling

* 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1-1/2 cups cold water
* 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
* 3 tablespoons sugar
* 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
* 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

Set aside four whole berries for garnish. Slice remaining strawberries and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Stir in sliced strawberries. Pour into the crust. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

Cut reserved strawberries in half. Garnish each serving with whipped topping and a berry half.