|Most Jell-O desserts wind up in some degree of transparency, but Frosty Strawberry Pie manages a stunning shade of purplish brown! Studded with garish hunks of strawberries, this is a dessert that'll have your guests gasping for air! (Sadly, Chef Andy used to like strawberries until he encountered this use for them...)||
|Frosty Strawberry Pie|
1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O Strawberry or Mixed Fruit Gelatin 1 1/4 cups boiling water 1 pint vanilla or strawberry ice cream 1 to 1 1/2 cups sliced or halved strawberries* 1 baked 8- or 9-inch pastry shell, cooled (*) Use fresh strawberries or 1 package (10 oz.) Birds Eye Strawberry Halves, thawed and drained. Dissolve Jell-O Gelatin in boiling water. Gradually add ice cream, stirring until melted. Then chill until thickened, but not set -- 15 to 25 minutes. Fold in strawberries. Pour into pastry shell. Chill until firm -- 20 to 30 minutes. Garnish with whipped cream or prepared Dream Whip Whipped Topping and additional fruit, if desired. NOTE: To hasten setting, decrease boiling water to 1 cup. But if pie is to be chilled 3 to 4 hours, use 1 1/2 cups boiling water. If pie is to be chilled overnight, use 1 2/3 cups boiling water. For Other Frosty Pies: Use other flavors of Jell-O Gelatin and other fruits. If desired, syrup drained from canned or frozen fruit may be substituted for all or part of the water. Other flavors of ice cream may be used, but do not use sherbets or ices. Frosty Meringue Pie: Prepare any Frosty Pie; chill until firm. Then beat 2 egg whites until foamy: gradually add 1/4 cup sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread on pie, sealing well around edges. Place under preheated broiler only until lightly browned -- about 3 minutes.
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