Red, White and Blue

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Hopefully you will soon be enjoying local strawberries and blueberries.  Perhaps you already have gone through your strawberry season if you live in the far southern USA .  In any event most folks treasure this fruit fresh off of the stem and regret that it is a short season as we rush to make jam , vacuum seal the goodness and or freeze dry this  years crop.  Strawberry shortcake is a delightful dessert or snack.

Next year I plan to start strawberry plants and blue. berry bushes.  This I have never done before and so any suggestions that the readers can give me for a successful crop year after year is greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

I am submitting a recipe for strawberry pie that was given to me by one of my Amish neighbors .  I know that she is one of the worlds best cooks and has taught me a lot.  She has also created this pie with blueberries .

The recipe is for 2 pies.  First bake 2 pie shells in 2 pie pans.

Make a glaze of 1 cup of white sugar , 1and 1/2 cups of water , 2 Tablespoons of Clear Jell or Gelatin.  1 small box or 1/3 cup of strawberry Jello.  Bring this to a boil and stir together.  COOL.  Add sliced strawberries , the quantity is your choice.  I like lots .

Next mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 and 1/2   8 oz. packages of cream cheese.  Add more or less to your taste.  Spread this onto your baked pie shells, sides and all.  Fill with your strawberry filling into both shells and chill for a couple of hours .

Serve with whipped cream or put it on the top of each pie .  If the blueberries are available you can dot the top with them.

Red , White and Blue for our upcoming patriotic holidays .  They’ll be asking for more, I   promise.   If you’re traveling with this pie, keep cold .       Enjoy ,  Grandma Jean

3 thoughts on “Red, White and Blue

  1. Watsonville, the Strawberry Capital, is not too far from here; but sadly, strawberries are not my favorite. They have gotten so overly bred and genetically modified.

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