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It’s been a while since I made a pie.  I’ve been busy with other pursuits, such as having the flu.  But I couldn’t let Easter go by without making a pie, especially since Rachel invited us over for brunch, and I know she and her kids love a pie.  So, I baked a marionberry pie.  It turned out OK, but I wasn’t sure it was Easter-worthy, so I gave it to Char, and she gave me a bag of frozen strawberries.

So I pulled out my Southern Pies book, and found a recipe for a Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie.  But something about tequila at a brunch with teenagers present didn’t seem like a good idea, so I left out the tequila.  Basically, you make a graham cracker crust, then you blender up some strawberries, some lime juice, and tequila if you’re using it.  Then you fold in a half cup of whipped cream (that is, half a cup of cream, whipped to stiff peaks), and then you put it in the crust and freeze it.  Then you top the whole thing off with a lot more whipped cream, and you pop it back in the freezer until it’s ready to serve.

Yum.  YUM.  I mean YUUUUUUM!  Fantastic pie!  Not really appropriate for the cool Seattle weather we’re having, but when summer comes around, holy cow, I’ll be making that for every party I go to.  Gorgeous, impressive, and yet not hard to make–just time consuming because of the freezing.

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