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                            Strawberry Patch Pie
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----MERINGUE CRACKER CRUST-----
                         Egg Whites
      1/8  teaspoon      Mace
                         Soda crackers -- crushed
      3/4  cup           Chopped Walnuts
    1      cup           Sugar
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
    1      teaspoon      Baking Powder
                         -----STRAWBERRY FILLING-----
    1 1/2  cups          Fresh Strawberries -- crushed
    1      teaspoon      Lemon peel
      1/4  cup           Cold water
      1/4  cup           Sugar
    1      Envelope      unflavored Gelatin
    1      Whole         -- fresh Strawberries
 Beat egg whites until stiff. Combine sugar and mace; add 1 T at a time to egg
whites, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine crushed crackers,
baking powder and nuts. Fold into egg white mixture. Spoon into buttered 10 pie
plate, pushing mixture to conform to shape of pie plate..
 Bake at 350 deg F for 30 minutes. Cool. (This crust is excellent for chiffon or
ice cream pie.) STRAWBERRY FILLING:
 Combine crushed strawberries, sugar and lemon peel. Soften gelatin in cold water
in pan. Heat gently to melt the gelatin. Add to crushed berry mixture. Chill
until mixture begins to thicken. Spread half the mixture over the bottom of
cooled crust. Add enough whole berries, stem end down and close together, to fill
pie. Carefully spoon remaining crushed berry mixture around whole berries. Chill
until firm. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
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