Grandma's Strawberry Creme Pie

Last summer my sweet Aunt Sonnie sent me a package of old photos and writings of my ancestors.  Among the papers was recipe book of old family favorites and little notes about the recipes.  My Grandma Lyke had a recipe in the book for a Strawberry Jello Creme Pie, which was printed in the handwriting of my Great Grandma Abigail.

I was so excited to see her handwriting and this old family recipe!  The past couple of weeks my Grandma Lyke (who just turned 98) has been hospitalized and was ill.  She turned a corner when the meds started to kick in and then with all of her "western blood" she starting to do a little better.

With all the thoughts and prayers that were offered for her, I wanted to feel a little closer to her...so in my way I decided to take to the kitchen and make her Strawberry Creme Pie.

It was so easy and fun to make, that I wanted to share it with you...in her own words.

Grandma's Strawberry Creme Pie

Stir up good in sauce pan:
1 egg
1 c. sugar
1 large box of strawberry jello
Put in large package of frozen strawberries and bring to a full rolling boil and then cool.

Whip one can of evaporated milk.  Fold strawberry mixture in and put in pre-baked pie shells.

Makes 2 big 9 inch pies.

Mildred Lyke

As soon as I took my first bite I remembered having this cool, sweet, desert!  I don't remember when or what occasion it was, but I remembered eating this with her.  It is funny to me how we can take one bite and remember.

My children loved it...thought it tasted like a strawberry smoothie in a pie shell.  It gets better the longer it cools in the fridge too!  We will be making this again for our Easter dinner.  I hope you enjoy my grandma's recipe too.

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