Hays House Fresh Strawberry Pie

1 c. sugar
3 Tbs. cornstarch
6 Tbs. dry strawberry gelatin
1 c. water
10 c. cut fresh strawberries
1 pie crust, baked and cooled (see below)
1 c. heavy cream
1 Tbs. powdered sugar

Combine sugar, cornstarch and gelatin. In saucepan over medium heat, mix gelatin mixture with water and boil for three minutes or until mixture is clear. Cool until there is no heat remaining and it begins to set. Mix gel with strawberries. Pile into cooled pie crust and refrigerate at least one hour. Whip cream with powdered sugar until stiff. Top pie just before serving.

Hays House Perfect Pie Crust
1/3 c. white Crisco
1/3 c. margarine
1 1/3 c. flour
2 Tbs. + 2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. + 1 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp. ice water

In mixer, blend all ingredients just until well blended. divide dough in half. Use for two single-crust pies or one double-crust pie. Bake at 350 degrees for ten to 12 minutes until light brown. Cool and Fill.