Fresh Strawberry Pie (and a diabetic version)

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

A post on Facebook the other day got me thinking about being grateful for closed doors and unanswered prayers.  I know they seem like strange things to be thankful for, but think about it…  Wherever you are in life, you’ve obviously had doors closed and prayers gone unanswered.  For instance, when it was time for me to make my choice about college, I had scholarships at several universities.  The one university that I really wanted to go to offered a full tuition scholarship to any student who scored above a certain number on the ACT.  Well, I knew my parents didn’t really have the money to send me to college, but I really wanted to go.  So, I studied and worked my rear off and finally got the score I wanted (after a few tries).  Well, I’ll save you the dramatic details, but it didn’t work out.  I had the apartment and everything, but that door closed.  As result, I found myself at a local university that was only about 30 minutes from home.  It ended up as the most amazing college experience I could have ever imagined.  And chances are had I not found myself close to home, I may not have rekindled the relationship with my high school sweetheart and might not be married to her right now with the most amazing little boy.  You see where I’m going here?  While it was traumatic not being able to go to my dream college, I ended up having something even better happen.  It can be something simple like catching a glimpse of a beautiful rainbow on the way home only because you got diverted to another route because of traffic or an accident.  It can be something big like ending up with an amazing spouse and best friend because God didn’t see fit to answer that prayer of ending up with the most popular girl in school.  Things have a way of working out.  Whether you find yourself on the pinnacle of life or down in the valley, you’re there for a reason.  And though you may not always have the vision to see it, the door that was slammed in your face was slammed because the sun is streaming through a window right around the corner and it’s the sunshine you need to see.  You’ve just got to have the courage to go open that window.

When I was growing up, one of my Dad’s best friends was a diabetic.  This was a recipe that my Mom made for him all the time so he could have dessert, too.  I’ve offered it up two ways so you can choose if you want to go the low sugar route or not.  Y’all enjoy!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) can lemon-lime soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry jello
  • 1 (16-ounce) container of strawberries
  • 1 (9-inch) prepared pie crust (regular or graham cracker)

Instructions

In a medium pot, bring the lemon-lime soda and cornstarch to a boil. Boil until the liquid is clear, about 3 minutes. Remove from the stove and add the jello, mix well. While the mixture cools, wash, hull, and cut the strawberries in half. Stir the strawberries into the gelatin mixture and pour into the prepared pie crust. Chill until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream or thawed frozen whipped topping.

http://southernbite.com/2013/06/05/fresh-strawberry-pie-and-a-diabetic-version/

Diabetic Fresh Strawberry Pie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Diabetic Fresh Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) can diet lemon-lime soda
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 (3-ounce) box sugar free strawberry jello
  • 1 (16-ounce) container of strawberries
  • 1 (9-inch) low-fat prepared pie crust (regular or graham cracker)

Instructions

In a medium pot, bring the lemon-lime soda and cornstarch to a boil. Boil until the liquid is clear, about 3 minutes. Remove from the stove and add the jello, mix well. While the mixture cools, wash, hull, and cut the strawberries in half. Stir the strawberries into the gelatin mixture and pour into the prepared pie crust. Chill until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream or thawed sugar-free frozen whipped topping.

http://southernbite.com/2013/06/05/fresh-strawberry-pie-and-a-diabetic-version/

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Comments

  1. I totally understand the “blessings of unanswered prayers”. Sometime I am not happy about them at the moment they are happening (lol) If it is ment to be it will be.!
    Great recipe, thanks for sharing

  2. I’m going to try the pie tomorrow. Tonight, I will just say … no prayer goes unanswered, but you might not like the answer. And, sometimes it takes awhile to see what the answer was….as in your case with the rekindling of a relationship.

  3. Tina Salyer says:

    Thank you for another diabetic recipe….this reminds me of the Shoney’s Strawberry Pie…

  4. Lori Bagley says:

    Unanswered prayer. Glad to have finally figured that one out! I can look back and see how God worked things out for me and am so thankful!
    The pie looks SO good! I have everything but the soda and I can run down to the convenience store for that! I am sure it will be better than that gel stuff you can buy to make a pie. (What’s that made of anyway?)

  5. I made the sugar-free version last night – definitely a keeper!

  6. I am so happy that I found your blog and the diabetic version of your strawberry pie. Even though strawberry season is coming to an end, here in NE Tennessee, we still have a supply of amazingly super sweet strawberries. I have been buying them like crazy. I am definitely making this pie (diabetic version) for my friend’s father, so he can enjoy them too! Thanks!

    • My Mom has been making this pie for diabetic friends for years. It’s so easy and tastes great. So glad you found the site! Welcome, welcome!

  7. I just found your website. And as I was looking at the wonderful recipes you have here, I found this one. My family and I love strawberry pie, but I never make it because of that gel stuff! More importantly, I was feeling really down, because of what seems like unanswered prayer. Your words were a God-send to me at exactly the right time. He is directing our steps! I’m thankful to Him for His bigger plan and your typing those wise words of encouragement, and sharing your experience on line for me to see! Thank You!!! I’m looking forward to making this pie for my family.

    • Hi Susan! Welcome! I’m so glad that you found comfort in the post. God led you to it. The truth is, it is very difficult to feel that prayers have gone unanswered, but it’s been my experience that there are no such thing as unanswered prayers. Sometimes the answer just isn’t the one we want. Just trust that God has your best interest at heart and that the right thing will happen. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you and your family will enjoy this pie as much as my family does.

  8. Fantastic and simple!
    Yes, we all hop on the road map of life. Lots of different directions to go :) Always something new to see!

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