Strawberry Pie

Recipe from Taste of the South
Strawberry Pie
1 (9-inch) pie
15 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
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  • 1 Old-Fashioned Pie Dough (Recipe follows.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, sifted
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3 ounce package strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
Old-Fashioned Pie Dough
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted cold butter, diced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cold water

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line bottom and sides of prepared pie shell with parchment paper. Place pie weights on parchment paper.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pie weights and parchment paper.
Bake until golden, approximately 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before adding filling.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, whisking well. Add boiling water and extracts. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens, whisking often. Remove from heat. Add gelatin, stirring until smooth. Let mixture cool to room temperature.
Arrange strawberries in baked pie shell. Pour cooled filling over strawberries, coating completely. Refrigerate until set, approximately 2 hours. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Old-Fashioned Pie Dough
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add water, stirring just until moistened. Knead until dough forms a ball, approximately 10 turns. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour.
Remove dough from refrigerator; bring to room temperature.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Place dough in a 9-inch pie pan, trimming edge. If desired, make a decorative edge.
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