Fresh Strawberry Pie With Whipped Cream

I love strawberry pie. It reminds me of my Grandma Beyer, who made all sorts of fruit pies. I also have fond memories of helping my grandpa pick strawberries in his patch during my summer vacations as a kid. I like this recipe because I find making standard pie crust to be a chore, and this one uses crushed up shortbread cookies, which are delicious and easy to use. I purchase Pepperidge Farm ones, but some day I’m going to try making my own cookies to use in the crust. I had problems with the gelatin filling setting (“mounding”), so I stuck in the freezer for awhile and that seemed to do the trick. If the filling doesn’t set properly the crust will get soggy. This isn’t the prettiest pie at the state fair, but the taste earns it a blue ribbon in my opinion.