One of the first recipes I like to make with strawberries when they come into season is this Easy Homemade Strawberry Pie in a Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust. I came by this recipe from the food section of the local newspaper years ago, and I can tell you that the best thing about this recipe, beside being the EASIEST and BEST tasting strawberry pie you will ever eat, is that it only has five ingredients in it!
Easy Strawberry Pie
1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jello
1 pkg. vanilla flavored cook and serve pudding, (not instant), 4 servings
1 1/4 cup water
1 1/2 pt. strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
l baked Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Pie Crust
2 cups whip cream
Combine Jello and pudding mix in a medium saucepan. Stir in water, cook and stir over high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature. Add almond extract and stir in sliced strawberries and pour into the pie shell. Chill until set, about 2-3 hours. Top the pie with whip cream.
Note: You can sprinkle sliced almonds over the whip cream if you like. The pie can also be made using the sugar free jello and cook and serve pudding!
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