Line an unpricked and uncooked pie shell with heavy duty aluminum foil. Fill with dried beans to weigh down the shell (this helps keep the crust from puffing up full of air). Bake crust at 425 degrees for 8 minutes. Carefully lift out the aluminum foil and beans (**beans can be put back in the container you got them from and can still be used**). After beans and foil are out of the shell, put it back into the oven for an additional 5-6 minutes longer, then remove to a wire rack to cool.
To make strawberry glaze:
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch and water until it is fully combined and smooth. Bring mixture to a boil; stir and cook it for 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the strawberry gelatin powder, until dissolved. Refrigerate the glaze mixture for 15-20 minutes, or until it has cooled down some.
To assemble the pie:
Slice the strawberries. Carefully place/arrange them into the baked pie crust. Pour the cooled strawberry glaze over the entire surface of the pie, even filling in the little nooks and crannies. Use all of the glaze mixture. When done, place pie in refrigerator for 2-3 hours, or until it is completely "set up" (the glaze will congeal and firm up).
Garnish pie with mint and/or whipped cream, if desired.
Cut into 8 pieces, serve... and enjoy!
Note: Prep time of 3 hours INCLUDES inactive prep time of 2 1/2 hours for refrigeration of pie. If using a pre-made crust, this recipe can be made in about 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 278Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 47.6mg58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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