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Most recently I have been consumed by the power of Simple. Yes. Simple. Frequently I volunteer to help out communities and individuals in need. I see it as a part of the "stay at home ethos". Unfortunately, I've found that in certain instances my "business strategy" background gets in the way of the "stay at home volunteer" culture. (Yes, it is a whole subset of behaviors.) So in order to minimize the "no good deed goes unpunished" outcome, I objectify Simple. Meaning, I make the simplest outcome the object of my volunteerism. This way, you don't get bogged down in messy process and the misperception of jockeying around for position or power. Look to the best outcome possible, gather up your ingredients, and make the best darn dessert you possible can - and be quick about it. 
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Strawberry Pie

Preheat Oven 375 Degrees

Crust Ingredients
  • 12 Graham Cracker Full Sheets
  • 1 Stick + 1 Tablespoon Of Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar

Crust Preparation
Pulse the graham crackers in a food processor until crumbed. Melt the stick of butter. Combine the crumbs, butter and sugar in a bowl. Grease about a 9 inch glass pie pan with the remaining butter. Pour the crumb mixture into the buttered pan and up onto the sides with your fingers. This makes a little thicker crust than you might be used to, but I like it that way so it holds up to the strawberries. Bake the pie crust for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Pie Filling Ingredients
  • 4 Pints Strawberries (You will have strawberries left over.)
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 3/4 Cup Water

Pie Filling Preparation
Select the best berries and remove stems and hulls. I lay them out on a plate so I can see how many I actually need. You could use another pie pan if you wish. After you have selected the best berries, remove stems and hulls and cut in half about 2 1/2 cups of strawberries. Combine them with the sugar and bring to a boil. I use a potato masher to break up the strawberries as they cook. Combine the cornstarch and water and mix until there are no lumps. Once the strawberry mixture is boiling well and the berries have broken down stir in the cornstarch mixture. Bring it back to a boil to thicken; stirring constantly. Once thick, remove from heat and allow to cool. It does not need to be room temperature, but just not "hot". Layout the strawberries upside down on the pie crust. You could also cut them up and just toss them around, but I like this look better. Spoon the strawberry mixture over the strawberries. You may have extra sauce, but that's a bonus you can save it for ice cream or toast later. You can either wait a bit until it sets up to serve or refrigerate to quicken the process.

Servings
12 Slices (I like smaller slices.)

Nutrition
227 Calories (For the smaller slices.)
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Comments

04/07/2015 1:55pm

The point here need to be considered is that when children don’t know the reason of their doing then they are more likely to be as they are wasting their time because they are not learning anything in their school but they try to reminding different things in their schools.

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05/09/2017 9:54pm

You're such a sweet dad to your daughter. That strawberry pie looks really enticing and I wanted to try it too for my mom. You also have your own way of making your daughter feel special. I am sure she appreciated it. Thank you for posting the instruction on how to make it. I think I'll be needing to cash some money out because the ingredients for this are definitely expensive. I don't care, it's still worth it.

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