We went to visit our son and his family last week. Because both girls love to bake, I frequently bring the ingredients necessary for a baking project. On this trip I thought it would be fun for them to make a pie that my mother-in-law made every summer. It is really easy, and quite delicious too! I haven’t made this pie in many years because one of the key ingredients, Junket, is not available where I live and I could never figure out a substitute for it. Thankfully, our family has a Facebook page that we use to chat about old memories and to stay connected with one another. Someone mentioned my mother-in-law’s pie, and I replied that I couldn’t find Junket anymore. Three days later there were three boxes of Junket in my mailbox! My always thoughtful sister-in-law must have gone shopping right after I mentioned it. She mailed it to me immediately! Just one of many reasons my kids and grandkids love their Auntie Barb!
I had never heard of Junket before my mother-in-law introduced me to it. The package says it is a Danish Dessert, but I have never used it for anything other than this pie. If you want an easy, delicious and impressive dessert (and one your children or grandchildren can easily help with!), you should try Dorothy’s Summertime Strawberry Pie!
The girls unrolled a pre-made pie crust, put it in the pie plate and are now pricking the sides and bottom so the crust doesn’t shrink. I normally make my own pie crust but the one from the grocery store is very convenient when you are short on time.
While the crust is baking they are cleaning the strawberries.
When the crust has cooled a little, they placed the whole strawberries into the pie crust.
I poured the Junket over the strawberries. It was hot and the pan was too heavy for the girls.
1 pie shell, baked
1 box Junket, Strawberry flavored
1 quart large, pretty strawberries
Bake a 9″ pie crust until golden. Prepare the Junket according the directions for Pie Glaze, on the box. Put cleaned strawberries into the pie crust, pour warm Junket over the berries. Refrigerate until cold. Serve with whipped cream.