Summer Fruit Pie

June 6, 2011 at 11:41 am | Posted in Blackberry, Peach, Shortbread, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 11 Comments
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For the past few months I have been cranking out the heavy, creamy, boozy, winter-time jello molds.  But now that Spring/Summer is finally here, it is time to lighten up. This sweet and refreshing fruit pie was the perfect fit for this past weekend’s backyard brunch party hosted by Art. I used a pre-made shortbread crust which was a great compliment to the tart layer of peaches, strawberries, and blackberries suspended in peach gelatin over a creamy layer of sweetened condensed milk.


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  1. Looks fabulous! It would be perfect for the 90+ degree weather we’re having.

  2. Perhaps you’ve already addressed this but since I’m new, I’ll ask. If you can use condensed milk, can you also use yogurt? If so, how do you make it a solid instead of a semi-solid? Thanks.

    • You can also use yogurt or ice cream or sour cream or cream cheese. You will need to use water as well to get it to firm up into a “solid”, typically more water than dairy. For each package of gelatin, try 1 cup of boiling water with a 1/2 of cup of dairy, beating it well until the mixture is smooth.

      Good luck and thank you!

  3. this looks great, i’d love to try this out myself, but my jello skills aren’t that good, so I’ll stick to looking at pictures😉

  4. I’m sorry, I’m new here, after listening to your “splendid table” interview. These pictures andf descriptions are GREAT…but where are your recipies?! I have a party coming up!

    • Hi Dana, I haven’t given out many of my recipes because I have a book coming out (and I’m contractually obligated to keep things under wraps). Early next year my recipe book is hitting shelves and all my secrets will be relieved! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and being a fan of the jello!

      • I can’t wait. Good luck!

  5. Wow great looking Pie, I wonder how using Flan recipie in place of the sweetened condensed milk would work

    • Yum, I bet flan would be tasty. I’ll have to try that out sometime!

  6. So this is a 9″ crust what ratio of condensed milk to Geliton is used for the first layer

    • For one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk, I first prepare 2 packages of Knox unflavored gelatin by sprinkling it over 1/2 cold water to bloom, then dissolve the gelatin with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Once the gelatin is dissolved, stir in the milk until the mixture is smooth. This was enough to make two pies. For one pie simply cut the measurements in half.

      Good luck!

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