Friday, June 13, 2014
Strawberry Moon and Pie
I love the name for the moon....Strawberry Moon. It comes from the Algonquin Indians who called it that because of it being strawberry season.
This occurrence leads into my post for today. Strawberries.....ripe, juicy, fruits so delicious at this time of year. It reminds me of a pie that was famous when I was younger. The Blue Ox in Elgin, Il. had the most delicious strawberry pie on their menu. We seldom went out to eat, but in June we had to go to this restaurant for a piece of pie. I later learned how to make it and one day I went out and bought a lot of strawberries and made several pies to take to friends and neighbors. I try to buy them when they are in season. We use them for toppers for cereals, smoothies, in salads, or just pop them in our mouths as a snack. Doesn't a bowl of plain old cornflakes topped with fresh strawberries just tickle your fancy? Or better yet....a fresh baking powder biscuit..still warm from the oven...split and topped with fresh butter. Then topped with juicy strawberries and whipped cream. I've had this for breakfast many times in my life. So good!
Here's the recipe for two pies one for you and one to give away :) Speaking of giving away...when we moved into our house years ago....our new neighbors came to the door with a huge bowl of already prepared strawberries and fresh biscuits. It's something that I'll never forget...what a treat for tired people.
Now the recipe...
You can use pastry shells from the freezer section at your store. Bake and cool.
2 1/2 qt strawberries
1 c sugar
2 tbs cornstarch
1 c boiling water
1 3oz pkg of strawberry jello
Mix the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add boiling water and cook over med heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Add jello and stir till smooth.Let it sit until it is cool.Place strawberries in pie shells positioning them with points up. Pour cooled jello mix over strawberries. Refrigerate until set and top with whipped cream.
This pie is so delicious. Make one soon before the strawberries are finished.
Wouldn't a piece of this taste great while watching the Friday the 13th Strawberry Moon tonight?