BLESS THIS MESS
01 frozen strawberries
02 lemon juice
03 unflavored gelatin
05 fresh strawberries
07 pie shell
Cook the frozen berries in large pan until berries begin to release juice. Increase heat to medium-high and cook about 25 minutes. You should have about 2 cups of liquid in the end.
Combine lemon juice, water, and gelatin in small bowl. Let stand until gelatin is softened and mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir gelatin mixture, sugar, and salt into cooked berry mixture and return to simmer, about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
Fold the fresh berries into filling. Spread evenly in pie shell and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
With electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth, about 30 seconds. With mixer running, add cream and whip until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Serve pie with whipped cream topping.