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Meg’s Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie

Meg's Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie
Meg’s Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie

My five-year-old daughter, Meg, wanted to make a special dessert for friends who were coming for dinner. After careful consideration, she decided on a Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie. Meg had so much fun making her first pie crust – you could see the pride on her face (I have to say that I was VERY proud of her – she’s a natural in the kitchen). The pie was simple to make and much tastier than I thought it would be. The crust was flaky and good, the lemon jello and strawberries were sweet and tart while the whipped topping made it creamy and delicious. It was a cool and refreshing dessert that all the kids (especially Meg) loved, and the adults enjoyed as well.

How to Make Meg’s Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie:

Pie Crust  Ingredients (9 inches):

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/3 cup PLUS 1 tbsp shortening
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cold water

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.

In a large bowl, cut shortening into the flour and salt until they are small pea-size crumbles. Sprinkle in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork until all flour is moistened and pastry forms into a large ball. (1 -2 teaspoons of water can be added if necessary).

Shape into a flattened round on a lightly floured surface. Roll pastry 2 inches larger than the inverted pie plate.

Gently lift dough and place in pie pan, pressing firmly against the bottom and sides. Pinch the edges to form a nice crust. Poke holes in the bottom of the crust with a fork.

Meg's Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie

Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely.

Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 oz lemon gelatin
  • 4 cups strawberries, sliced thinly
  • 1 9 inch pie crust

In a saucepan over high heat combine the water, sugar, corn starch, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and stir until slightly thickened (about 4-5 minutes). Add lemon gelatin and stir until dissolved.

Cool to room temperature then add strawberries and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared pie crust and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 pint of whipping cream
  • 3-4 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients with a hand blender for 5-7 minutes until fluffy.

Meg's Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie
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15 Comments

  1. I just delish!!!!!I could probably eat the whole pie myself!!!Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on the Cookie CHip Chocolates!!!

  2. How great is it that you’re including your daughter in your love for cooking? That’s terrific. My son made a pie last summer when he was 6, and he won a blue ribbon for it at our local fair. I love cooking with kiddos. Nice lookin’ pie there Meg!

  3. I think it is how recipes and the love for cooking go from one generation to the next. Meg, you can be so proud my girl, this is a delicious looking pie.

  4. First, I love the name “Meg”. Second, this pie is fantastic! I love the idea of lemon jello and strawberries. Please pass on my praise to your daughter. Outstanding job. I’d like a slice, please; make that a whole pie! Next, kudos to you for enabling your daughter to have great success in the kitchen. Well done!

  5. Meg, your strawberry lemon pie is gorgeous! Pie is something that’s difficult for me to make, and it looks like you’re an expert already! 🙂