Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Pie


My late Mother-in-law's recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie has been a favorite in our house forever.  It's so simple to make.  It's light and luscious...a perfect spring or summer dessert with (or without) a dollop of whipped cream.

You'll need pastry for one crust pie.  You might have a favorite recipe or you could try one of my favorites.  I use one of two recipes, usually...both flaky and easy to make.  You'll find the recipes in this article I wrote for Squidoo.  One is Julee Rosso's (Great Good Food) recipe for Flaky Pie Crust and the other is from my trusty old  Betty Crocker Cookbook.  You can't go wrong with either recipe.


OR... if I am in a time crunch (or I'm feeling lazy) I have absolutely no qualms about buying Pillsbury's unroll-and-fill refrigerated pie crusts.  They're a fine alternative.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Bake the pie crust according to directions and allow to cool.

Wash 1-1/2 pounds fresh strawberries, slice them and fill the cooled pie crust.  You could get fancy and layer the sliced strawberries in a decorative manner but I generally just pile them in.

The glaze:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin (such as Jello brand)
Pinch of salt
 1 cup cold water
Few drops of red food coloring

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and, stirring frequently, cook until the glaze becomes clear and starts to thicken.  Cool.

Pour the glaze over the strawberries in the pie crust and refrigerate until set.  Slice and serve.  This pie is best served the day it's made but if there are any leftovers, do keep it refrigerated.

There you have it.

12 comments:

  1. I'm drooling. That sounds so refreshing and yummy! I also bookmarked the salad from your last post. I look forward to trying it. You have such good recipes, with easy to follow directions. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! You are as sweet as this strawberry pie. :-)

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  2. This looks amazing! Perfect for Spring. I found your blog via a comment you left today on mine :)

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    1. Thanks, Ashley, and welcome. I found your blog via FoodBuzz...I love FoodBuzz!

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  3. OMG my boyfriend would go crazy over this! Looks delicious

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    1. Yep, pretty delicious and sure to make your boyfriend a happy guy.

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  4. Oh, gosh, this brings back memories...this was the first strawberry pie I ever made! Gorgeous! And your fluting is amazing :)

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  5. Strawberry pie is one that is hard to resist-yum! You did a great job on the forming the crust and those big chunks of strawberries are calling my name. Delicious post!

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I promise you'll like this recipe. It's an oldie but a goodie...

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  6. Beautiful strawberry pie! I actually have the crust but didn't know what to do with it. I feel like your recipe is very easy to follow and I can pull off. It'll be our family's favorite - guaranteed!

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  7. Nami, the Pillsbury crusts are perfect if time (or not wanting to make a mess) is important. Thanks for stopping by!

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