Monday, April 18, 2016

Mrs. Lucy's Strawberry Pie

Mrs. Lucy is a sweet Cajun lady who had a cooking show on PBS called Mrs. Lucy's Classic Cajun Culture & Cooking.  My Daddy and I watched her show every weekend together.  He loved Mrs. Lucy!  My Sister-In-Law even wrote to her and ordered a cookbook, which Mrs. Lucy autographed for my Daddy.  Very sweet!

Mrs. Lucy has a wonderful recipe for Strawberry Pie.  It's simple, but delicious, like all of her recipes.


1 cup sugar
3 TBS cornstarch
1 cup water
3 TBS strawberry gelatin (not the entire package)
2 cups sliced strawberries
graham cracker crust
whipped cream, garnish

Mix the sugar and cornstarch well in a medium sized pot.

Add the water and stir well.

Cook on medium-low heat until thickened (about 5-10 minutes or so).

I forgot to take a pick before I added the gelatin, but it just gets glossy and thick.

Measure out 3 TBS of the strawberry gelatin mix and add it to the pot.  Mix well.  Remove from heat.

Add the sliced strawberries and mix well.

Pour into the graham cracker crust.

Refrigerate until set (a couple of hours).

Garnish with whipped cream.

This pie is so good.  It's not too sweet but highlights the strawberries perfectly.  It's quick and easy to make.  You can make it the day before so it's great to make for a party.  Perfect for spring or summer because it's cool and refreshing.  This one's a winner!

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