I hope y’all have had an exceptional weekend! I’ve been super busy as well…however it didn’t stop me from working with some berries today! You gotta love them! So much sweetness in such a beautiful little red and green package….lol. I don’t know what it is about strawberries that makes me so happy…lol…maybe it’s all the health benefits….naaaa….that’s all well and fine but to be honest…its the taste! That sweet yet subtle tartness that you get when you bite into a fresh strawberry this time of the year. Woohoo….so good!
Speaking of health benefits….strawberries are a diabetics best friend in the fruit and vegetable food group. I recently read an article about all of the great things that strawberries give to the body. I think you may like it. Read it here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271285.php
Well the next thing for today is that pie recipe…I’ve come across several strawberry pie recipes and there are two that are especially good.
My grandmother makes this pie and I have a few cousins who will almost fight about who gets to take one home…lol. It only has a few ingredients and this recipe makes two pies. You can cut it in half if you don’t have that many mouths to feed…who am I kidding…you won’t be able to stop eating it and you’ll wish you had a second once it’s gone….lol.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
2 Graham cracker pie crust
2 8oz. Pkg of cream cheese
1 Large tub of Cool whip
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of sugar
1 pint of fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and sliced.
1/2 container of strawberry gel or you could use strawberry topping
1. Cream sugar and cream cheese together in your mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Add vanilla and cool whip. Mix until it’s incorporated. (Don’t mix more than a minute or two). You don’t want to break your mixture like I did because I wasn’t multitasking very well…lol. No one is perfect. Stuff happens…let it go and try again!
3. Split the mixture between the two Graham cracker pie crusts and top with gel and fresh strwberries. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until it sets.
Let me know what you think! Its sure to be a hit at a family function or friendly outing this summer.
Well, that’s all for now…you’ll get the other pie recipe next week. Thanks for reading and get cooking with those you love. Let’s cook!