I’ve had a few requests to share more vegetarian recipes with you, and I promise they are coming! I’ll have three new recipes for you shortly. In the mean time, I wanted to share two new dessert recipes that I tried recently and really enjoyed. The first is a yummy strawberry pie that is wonderful with all the fresh berries that are available this time of year. The second is a really fun dessert to make with your kids.
Pie is one of my favorite desserts, but I’m very picky about it. I don’t like cream pies (fruit or pecan all the way), and I like a flakey, buttery, homemade crust on the top and bottom. My mom and my uncle make the world’s best pies. No one makes a better pecan pie than my mom, and hands down, my all time favorite pie is my uncle’s black raspberry. Delicious.
I enjoy baking pies, and have found that I don’t mind the effort they take. There is something almost therapeutic about rolling out a pie dough. Plus, let’s not forget how truly wonderful pie tastes when it’s fresh out of the oven. Worth the effort.
The recipe I want to share with you today is for a Double-Crust Strawberry Pie from Taste of Home. You can find the recipe here.
Here is a tip I learned a long time ago about pie crusts: When you roll out your crust and are ready to move it into the prepared dish, fold it in thirds. Then, place the long strip in your pie pan, and gently unfold. This is not only a fool proof way of moving your dough without tearing it, it also helps you get your dough perfectly centered in the pan. Easy, huh!?
My first attempt at this pie came out slightly runny, but still delicious. If anyone has any tips for how to avoid runny berries, leave me a comment! I also think that you could modify this recipe to do half strawberries and half rhubarb, if you’re into that sort of thing.
The second dessert recipe I want to share with you today is for a fun little treat for your kiddos this summer. The recipe, Edible Mason Jar Aquariums, is from Pop Sugar and can be found here.
I prepared these desserts in advance, but left the little “fish” out. I crushed vanilla wafers and put them in the bottom of the jars, then topped it with barely set Jello. I then placed them in the fridge to set up. Then, when I went to serve them, I handed out the mason jars and a handful of swedish fish to the kids and let them put their fish in their own aquariums. Simple, interactive, and a bunch of fun. (Sorry my pictures aren’t any better, my iphone was acting weird. Someday I’ll have a real camera to take photos for my blog!)
Let me know if you try any of these recipes. Leave me a comment if you tried either of them and enjoyed the results. Or, snap a photo and share it with me on instagram! Don’t forget to tag me: hisgirlfriday14