Wednesday, May 22, 2013

STRAWBERRY PIE

Last week, we celebrated my mother-in-law's 99th birthday.  In her heyday, she was a fantastic, prolific cook; so I thought I would share one of her recipes with you.
STRAWBERRY GLACE' PIE

Ione's Strawberry Glace' Pie

Bring to a boil:
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
Stir in:
1/4 cup cornstarch dissolved in 3/4 cup water
Cook 10 minutes
Add:
pinch salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
few drops vanilla
red food coloring
Coat 2 pints prepared whole strawberries with glace' and put in a pre-baked pie shell.
Chill and serve with whipped cream.

 In her recipe, she said to use whole strawberries; but the ones I bought were huge, so I sliced them.  This created excess moisture, so the pie was a little soupy; but still tasted wonderful as I remembered from years gone by.  Lesson learned:  always do what your mother-in-law says - leave those berries whole!
Ione and her three kids - Bob, Jackie, and Beverly -- 1941

Ione on her 99th birthday with "the kids".
I'm taking a temporary break from the Land of Blog for some rejuvenation and attitude adjustment.  See you soon!

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7 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

That pie looks delicious. The recipe is slightly different than the one I have. I will have to try it because the addition of lemon juice and vanilla would add a nice savor.

Oh how I love that old photo. She is so beautiful with her little brood of children.

I will miss you. I hope you are back soon. Take care. Everyone needs a break now and then.
xo rachel

Sue said...

LOVE HOW BOB IS DRESSED UP LIKE CHARLES LINDBERG....AND HIS MOTHER LOOKS GREAT FOR BEING 99....HOW AMAZING TO GET TO THAT AGE. I HAVE TO E-MAIL YOU....LET'S GOING ON WITH THE CRAZY SIL....

Mary Ellen said...

Sally you are making me wish that I had my huge strawberry bed. I had one in NM and loved making strawberry pies!!

Heading to NM tomorrow for 3 nieces and nephew graduations! On my own as Bill is speaking at a graduation ceremony here in Co. Then it's food boxes and Rodeo Bible camp starting when I get back home-

Enjoy your blog break! As you can tell I am having trouble coming back to blog world - I am getting so much more done though!

I hope we can see each other this summer- we never have done the garage sale fun day yet- maybe this year!

bee blessed
mary

Jann Olson said...

Sally, what an amazing accomplishment for your MIL! Love the old b&w picture. I love strawberry pie and will be pinning her recipe. Yes, as MIL says, I will leave the berries whole. lol! Enjoy your break. I will be taking a break also. Hubby and I will be heading to Spain for 2 weeks. Look forward to your return my friend. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hey I think I need some attitude adjustment too! Enjoy the break. Congratulations to your MIL. She looks just wonderful. Love the old picture too.

SmilingSally said...

Wow. I congratulate your MIL on her 99th birthday!

That pie looks so good.

I know what you mean about the break. That's why I've dropped down to only posting on Mondays. Enjoy you respite.

Chatelaine said...

Wow, 99? Good for her. Wonder what her secret is.

That pie looks delicious. I love anything with strawberries in it.

Enjoy your blogging break!