Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sensational Almond Strawberry Pie

I LOVE strawberries and am SO glad their 'season' has arrived.

I am elated that I found this wonderful recipe at Cooking with K -

Kay shares a lot of her mama's (granny) recipes!  I love it when these kinds of 'treasures' are passed down to family.  Please take time to check out her blog.

This pie is easy, delicious and a real winner in my book!

The sauce for the strawberries is easy enough and has almond extract added, which makes it oh-so yummy!

And because you used boxed jello and pudding, I was able to use sugar free and made this awesome dessert guilt-free as well!

The Buttery Shortbread Crust is awesome too.  Such a nice change from regular pie crust. And it melts in your mouth.


1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jello

1 pkg. vanilla flavored cook and serve pudding, (not instant), 4 servings

1 1/4 cup water

1 1/2 pt. strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups whipped cream

Click on this link for the crust recipe - very simple 3-ingredient crust that you pat into the pan.  Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust

Combine Jello and pudding mix in a medium saucepan. Stir in water, cook and stir over high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature. Add almond extract and stir in sliced strawberries and pour into the pie shell. Chill until set, about 2-3 hours. Top the pie with whipped cream. Sprinkle sliced almonds over the whip cream if you like.

Now go wipe the drool off your chin and make this delicious dessert for dinner tonight!  :-}

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  1. Looks absolutely Y-U-M-M-Y Marsha! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Looks delicious!!! I've been wanting to make a strawberry pie and this is now on my list :)

  3. Our strawberry season is over here in North Carolina, but I'll save this for next year.

  4. Marsha ~ Your pie looks so yummy...like the added nuts on top...going to do that on my next one...thanks for sharing!!

  5. Yummy... Love summer desserts like this one! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks fabulous Marsha! I too love Strawberries and cannot wait to try this. I think those of us who are baking challenged can handle this one!

  7. I just saw another strawberry and cream pie in reverse (cream on bottom, glazed strawberries on top) on another blog so now I've got strawberries and cream ON THE BRAIN! I like this one better and i'm pinning it!!!