Friday, August 13, 2010 Home Made Real-Fruit Gelatin Pie

I can't really call it Jello because this is America and they have a trademark. But that's okay because it's real easy to make your own with much less sugar and way more goodness.

Twice now I have made real-fruit gelatin, raspberry and blueberry. Both batches were made from some slightly bruised past-their-due-date-but-not-yet-bad berries that my neighbor left for me. Throw them in a saucepan with a little water, lemon and sugar (a little sugar) and let it cook for a bit, until it covers the back of a spoon is a good barometer of doneness. Take it off the heat and strain it through a sieve, put it in a freezer bag and freeze! It'll be there when you need it!

Now when you wanna make this pie you can buy a crust or you can make one. Once I did the crushed up Corn Flake crust with melted butter. It was pretty good. This time I crushed up Golden Oreos in the food processor and just pushed it into the pan.

Take the frozen fruity goodness out of the freezer and thaw. Use two cups of juice and one packet of Knox gelatin. Heat up the juice on the stove, sprinkle in the gelatin while whisking the crap out of it until it's dissolved.

Next it needs to go in an ice bath which you will have expertly prepared. I used a glass bowl filled with ice and water and a Pyrex saucepan. Pour the gelatin into the chilled vessel and allow to chill and begin to set. The more it sets the less it will "leak" into the crust and create mush.

I put about a pint of golden raspberries at the bottom of this pie and then topped it off with the thickening gelatin. Put it in the fridge for about two hours and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

It's super light, refreshing and not overly sweet. It actually tastes like the real fruit!

Bang on, my peeps!



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