Strawberries are ripe for the pickin’!

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I love this time of year when the strawberries are in season.  I spend time in the kitchen creating my favorite frozen strawberry dessert, homemade strawberry pie, strawberry freezer jam and other delightful recipes.  Here are a few of my favorite recipes for your enjoyment.

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Pie

Prepare and bake one pie crust.  Cut up enough strawberries to fill pie crust.  Mix strawberries and strawberry glaze.  Glaze can be homemade but I buy it pre-made since I’m always so busy canning strawberry jam.  Pour into pie crust.  Top with real whipping cream (I put it in the food processor to whip quickly).  Enjoy!

This recipe is a favorite among my guests and will melt in your mouth on a hot summer day!  I enjoy food garnishing and this recipe tastes as good as it looks.  

Chocolate Lover’s Frozen Strawberry Delight

Dazzle your guests with this easy, scrumptious, and refreshing dessert

2 Keebler™ Ready Crust® Chocolate Pie Crusts

Frozen mixture:

8 ounces whipping cream, whipped

2 cups strawberries (frozen or fresh), chopped in food processor

1, 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Topping:

8 fresh strawberries.  Remove leaves and cut 7 strawberries in half, slice 1 strawberry for center garnish.

28 small to medium raspberries for garnishing edge.

12 blackberries for garnishing center.

Using handheld electric mixer, beat whipping cream for two minutes.  Add strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and pecans.  Mix well.  Pour into two chocolate pie crusts and freeze overnight.  Removed leaves and cut 8 strawberries in half.  Referring to photo, arrange strawberries in a circle around the rim of the pie pan.  Garnish with raspberries and blackberries.

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