This special holiday marks the beginning of summer for many. And of course summer means pie. Right?
I had to share my favorite summer pie with you. If you love strawberries and cream cheese this will be heaven in your mouth. Guaranteed!
Sometimes the best recipes come from the strangest places. Our electric cooperative sends out a newsletter every month. In it is a section for recipes, the best recipes…ever!! I found this in that newsletter years ago and have been loving ever since.
Strawberry Cream Pie
1- graham cracker pie shell
filling: 8 oz. cream cheese softened
1/4 C. powdered sugar
2 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
topping: 3/4 C. sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/3 C. cold water
1/4 C. strawberry jello powder
(I use the whole package of the small sugar free jello)
3 C. sliced strawberries
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Carefully spread mixture over crust. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cold water until smooth, bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin powder until dissolved. Cool to room temp and refrigerate until slightly thickened. Arrange strawberries over the cream cheese filling and spoon gelatin mixture over the top.
Refrigerate 4-5 hours.
And on a special note….
As I was out out antiquing with the family today I found this old American Red Cross poster from WWII. I love how, although it is from years ago, it stands as a reminder of how important it is for those of here in the United States to support our troops in any way that we possibly can. What we do does matter.
And, on this day of remembering those who have lost their lives to support our freedoms it becomes even more important.
Thank you to all of our current service men and women and to those who have come before you, you will be remembered.