By Kelly Bogard

Fresh strawberries are one of my all-time favorite summer treats. I love them right from the vine when I can find them. But alas, the growing season for strawberries is quickly slipping away with the warmer temperatures. So I plan to savor every. Last. One.

Do you know how to tell if a strawberry is ripe? Just lift up a leaf on the top of the berry and take a look. If it’s red, it’s ripe and as sweet as can be. If it’s white, then it needs another day or two in the sun.

For Strawberry Mini Pies, you will need…strawberry mini pies
2 lb. fresh strawberries
12 mini pie shells, frozen
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1 3-oz. package strawberry gelatin

Having a summer picnic, barbecue or just a few people over? This is a great recipe when you need a last minute treat for a crowd. Served cold, they’ll be a refreshing treat to beat the heat! 

Start by baking the pie shells per the instructions on the package. Be sure to poke some holes with a fork in the bottom of each shell or they will bubble up and break.

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While the pie shells are baking and cooling, combine the water, sugar and cornstarch in a small pot and bring to a boil.
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As the liquid starts to gel, stir in the gelatin. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
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Slice the strawberries and arrange them in the bottom of each pie shell.
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Pour the gelatin mixture over each filled pie and chill for at least one hour before serving.
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These are great make-ahead treats sure to brighten anyone’s day. So be sure to make some before the season ends! From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

Recipe: Strawberry Mini Pies

Summary: Bright and bursting with summer flavor

Ingredients

strawberry mini pies

  • 2 lb. fresh strawberries
  • 12 mini pie shells, frozen
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 3-oz. package strawberry gelatin

Instructions

  • Bake the pie shells per the package instructions.
  • Mix together water, sugar and cornstarch in a small pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • As the liquid begins to gel, stir in the gelatin.
  • Let pie shells and gelatin cool to room temperature.
  • Slice all of the strawberries.
  • Fill each pie shell with sliced strawberries.
  • Pour the gelatin mixture over the top of the berries until the crust is filled.
  • Chill at least one hour before serving.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 1 dozen

Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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