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Fluffy Strawberry Pie

Fresh strawberries, a touch of lime, real whipped cream and a pastry crust. What’s not to like?

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Pastry

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2
to 3 tablespoons cold water

Filling

3/4
cup boiling water
1
package (4-serving size) strawberry-flavored gelatin
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1/2
cup lime juice (4 limes)
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
pint (2 cups) strawberries, slightly crushed
Whipped cream, if desired
Strawberry halves, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  • 2 Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 475°F. With floured rolling pin, roll pastry into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired. Prick bottom and side of pastry thoroughly with fork. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown; cool on cooling rack.
  • 4 In large bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in lime peel and lime juice. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until very thick but not set.
  • 5 Beat gelatin mixture with electric mixer on high speed about 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until thick and fluffy; set aside. In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar on high speed until stiff. Gently stir whipped cream and crushed strawberries into gelatin mixture. Pour into crust. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until set. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberry halves. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Spectacular garnishes will make this dessert even more irresistible. Try lime slices or another green fruit, such as kiwi.

Freshly squeezed lime juice is truly worth the effort! Purchased lime juice just doesn’t enhance the fresh berry flavor as well.

When you've no time for baking your own pie crust, a purchased or made-at-home graham cracker crust works just as well.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
215 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24 g
24 %
(Saturated Fat
11 g,
11 %
),
Cholesterol
50 mg
50 %;
Sodium
190 mg
190 %;
Total Carbohydrate
39 g
39 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
62%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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