This pie was great!! The crust was a different recipe than I usually use, and I cooked it on the wrong temperature so it was too tough, BUT my son made this crust a few weeks ago and it really is a good recipe. It was just my mistake :).
To me this is an "easy" strawberry pie to make because of the addition of the Jello. I'll take easy when it's good!
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch, sifted
1 cup boiling water
teaspoon strawberry extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (3-ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin (perhaps you could use sugar free)
2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, whisking well. Add 1 cup boiling water and extracts. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens, whisking often. Remove from heat. Add gelatin, stirring until smooth. Let mixture cool to room temperature.
Arrange strawberries in baked pie crust. Pour cooled filling over strawberries coating completely. Refrigerate until set, approximately 2 hours. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You can serve with fresh whipped cream or Cool Whip, if desired.