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Strawberry Sponge Pie

Yields1 Serving

 ½ cup sugar
 1 ½ cups crushed strawberries
 1 package Strawberry Jell-O
 1 cup hot water
 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
 3 egg whites
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 9-inch pie shellgraham cracker or baked shell

Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the sugar over berries and let stand 10 minutes. Dissolve Strawberry Jell-O in hot water. Drain ΒΌ cup juice from berries, add to egg yolks and cook in a double boiler until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add Jell-O, stirring constantly. Chill until slightly thickened, then fold in strawberries.


Beat egg whites and salt until foamy. Add remaining 4 tablespoons sugar gradually, beating until mixture will stand in soft peaks. Fold into the Jell-O mixture. Turn into crumb crust or cold pie shell; chill until firm. Top with a wreath of whipped cream, decorated with mint leaves and strawberries.