Pi Are Round and Good with Strawberries

If you ask a scientist what pi is, she’ll tell you it equals 3.14159. If you ask a mathematician, she’ll tell you pi equals the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. But if you ask me, I’ll tell you I want another slice!

If you round up pi, you get 3.1416, which coincidently is today. This recipe is from Michelle’s late grandmother, Nanny, and makes two pies. Trust me, it is so good and goes so fast, you’ll be glad for the extra!

strawberry pie

Strawberry Pie

2 9-inch deep dish pie shells
2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 box strawberry JELL-O
2 pinches salt
6 drops red food coloring, optional

Brown pie crusts in the oven according to package directions, pricking the bottom with a fork before baking. Cool crusts while making filling.
In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, cornstarch and salt. Cook over medium heat until mixture is clear and sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in strawberry Jell-o. Add red food coloring, if desired.
Divide the sliced berries between the cooled crusts. Pour cooked mixture over the berries. Refrigerate pies at least 4 hours or until well chilled.
Top with whipped cream (or Cool-Whip) and serve.

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