Monday, April 14, 2008

Bring on the strawberries!

Strawberry Shortbread Pie

3/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
3/4 cup cold water
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 cup chopped strawberries (try using 1 1/2 cups)
1 NILLA Pie Crust (6 oz.)
  1. STIR boiling water into dry gelatin in medium bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add cold water; stir. Beat cream cheese in large bowl with wire whisk until creamy. Gradually add gelatin, beating until well blended. Place bowl of gelatin into larger bowl of ice and water. Let stand 5 minutes or until thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites), stirring occasionally.
  2. ADD whipped topping; beat with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in strawberries. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound.
  3. SPOON into crust. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Garnish with additional whipped topping and strawberry halves just before serving, if desired.
Mine didn't look as pretty as the one from Kraft, so I stole their picture. The setting of the jello takes way longer than 5 minutes! Try 20. I put mine in the freezer instead of the silly ice water bath to speed things up.


Megz said...

you should have shown your picture anyway so we know what it really looks like the first time you do it.

cold cocoa said...

I should have- but I am trying to build a reputation here, not mock it.