Fresh Strawberry Pie

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When strawberries are on sale… When the weather is following a warming trend… …or you just don’t feel like turning on the oven…

When you need a simple and light dessert to serve dinner guests… …turn to this beautiful pie…because everybody loves strawberries!

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  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin (I used peach this time)
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Puree about 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries in a blender to make approximately 1 cup puree.

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Combine puree with sugar, cornstarch and water in a unheated medium saucepan. Whisk altogether. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for about 2 minutes, then remove from heat, add in the vanilla and almond extracts.

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Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until mostly cooled, but not set.

Meanwhile, arrange sliced strawberries in the crust. Pour gelatin mixture over berries. Refrigerate until set. Serve with whipped cream, and enjoy!

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