Yesterday my father-in-law picked 4 quarts of strawberries! Yum!
There is nothing better than fresh picked berries!
Today is Tony's 40th Birthday and seeing these strawberries made us all hungry for some Strawberry Pie.
I know it is not the traditional Birthday Cake, but we go with what the birthday person wants....pie...cake...cup cakes...ice cream cake....it's their special day!
When I worked as a visiting nurse this recipe was shared with me by a patient. Her and her 2 sisters made these pie's and sold them at the local farmers market. I cherish her hand written recipe.
Every time I pull out her recipe it reminds me of how sweet they were and what wonderful bakers they were.
1 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup Margarine (softened)
3 tablespoons boiling water
Mix together and press in pie plate.
Bake at 425 for 8 minutes and then 350 for 8 minutes
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Mix these before adding 1 1/2 cup cold water
Cook till it comes to a boil, stir occassionally then turn to low and
cook until it gets clear,
take off stove and add a small box of strawberry jello
Let stand for 10 minutes
Pour over berries and top with whip cream!
(we let it set up in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving)
Maddie and Sarah were my helpers today!!
Maddie Mixing the Pie Crust
Pressing into Pie Plate
Making the simple syrup
Pouring the syrup over the berries and pie crust!
I usually put the pie in the refrigerator for approx. 2 hours and allow it to set up.
Now this is Sarah's favorite part....
making home made whip cream.
Whip Cream Ingredients:
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
In a blender mix all ingredients until medium peaks form.
Sarah is waiting patiently for the whip cream....
actually she wants to stake her claim to the whisk.
We sometimes have arguements over who gets to lick the whisk, who gets the bowl, who gets the spoon.
Medium Peaks have formed and we are ready to spread it onto the pie!!
Yum...home made whip cream.
Maybe I'll claim the spatula...
Now we just need to find 40 candles!!
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