I envy those who have fresh strawberries to pick this time of year, there’s nothing better! Fortunately the store bought ones are pretty good too. Two weeks ago I was looking for a light fresh dessert. I found this one in an old Taste of Home magazine. I especially liked the coconut crust, it was light and best of all gluten free for my granddaughter! Think ahead as it does need to chill at least 4 hours to set up.
Bavarian Strawberry Pie
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
In a small bowl, combine coconut and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned, cool.
In large bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; let stand for 15 minutes. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved; stir in lemon juice. Stir into strawberry mixture. Cool to room temperature. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before slicing. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Stay cool and have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.