Monday, April 23, 2012

Summer Berry Pie

There is no better feeling than being able to pull out my summer sundresses, bikinis, and flip flops.  

Okay so it may be only April, but the sun has been out for the past couple days and it is making me feel like Summer is finally here.  A girl can dream, right?

Nothing screams summer to me more than juicy, sweet, suckling berries.  This pie does the trick on those hot summer days when you need something sweet and refreshing.  Now, I know the tempting word "pie" isn't exactly what you want to hear during bikini season, but I promise this pie is so light it will leave you feeling like you actually did something good for your body.  ( I mean, it does provide you with your daily serving of fruit...) 

This pie will satisfy any adult or child cravings by the pool or indoors while you escape the heat.  It gives you all of the summer flavors packed in one delicous bite.  So let's bring on the sunshine and summer festivities with this sweet summer berry pie!

1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries (we used frozen but if they are available fresh- use fresh!)
1 package raspberry or strawberry jello
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 TBS cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water
1 low-fat graham cracker crust
1 container light cool whip

Slice strawberries and put rest of fruit aside.  In a saucepan, add sugar and cornstarch and mix.  Slowly add water until smooth.  Heat over medium heat and bring to a bowl stirring consistently.  Once mixture is brought to a boil, boil for one minute then remove from heat.  The mixture will become thick. 

 Add jello mix and stir until dissolved.  Bring to room temperature.

Once cooled, add berries and gently stir to combine with jello.

 Pour into crust and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Before serving, top pie with cool whip.

Slice and serve with fresh fruit. Enjoy!!

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