Friday, October 21, 2011

Summer Berry Pie

THE  perfect dessert for Labor Day (or July 4th, Memorial Day).  Seriously, once you taste it you'll realize it's fabulous ANY time.  And super, super easy.

Now, some tips in case you decide to make it:  if you don't like blueberries, for instance, just use an extra cup of  either the strawberries or the raspberries.  You may also switch up the jello base, using either strawberry OR raspberry, the latter being my personal favorite. 

Oh, and if you don't put Cool Whip (or the like) on it, then it's not "dessert" anymore, it qualifies as a serving of "Fruit" in my world.

One of my family's favorites---I hope it will become a tradition in your home as well!

Summer Berry Pie

3/4 C sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstart
1 1/2 C water
1 pkg (4 serving size) Jell-o (I use either strawberry or raspberry flavor)
1 C EACH fresh blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries
1 Graham Cracker Crust (I cheat & buy the lg. one--2 extra serving size)
Cool Whip or Whipped Topping, optional

1)  Mix sugar & cornstarch in a medium saucepan.  Gradually stir in water until smooth.  Stirring constantly, cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil 1 minute.  Remove from heat.

2)  Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved.  Cool to room temperature.  Stir in berries.  Pour into crust.

3)  Refrigerate for 3 hrs. or until firm.  Garnish with whipped topping, optional.  Store leftover pie (usually NOT an!) in refrigerator. 
Makes 8 servings.


  1. Fantastic (I substituted blackberries for strawberries out of personal preference)and I am something of a pie connoisseur.

  2. Mmmm......I love blackberries as well as strawberries and raspberries!