Foodie Friday: Strawberry Pie

1 Apr

When I brought home my first 10 pounds of strawberries last week, sig-o requested a strawberry pie. I took my time looking through recipes, and finally pieced together this one. It was worth the wait. How I never knew that strawberries pies need no baking, I don’t know. But they don’t! This was so easy to make, and the perfect dessert when it’s too hot to turn the oven on (or if you don’t have an oven, like me the whole time I lived in Mexico). So go, run and get some strawberries and try this today!

Strawberry Pie

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature

Mix all ingredients together. Even at room temperature, you’ll have to really work the butter in.

Mixing crust

When you get something that looks like sand, you’re done.

Sandy crust mixture

Dump into a pie dish and press with your hands onto bottom and along sides until crust covers dish. Chill crust until you’re ready to fill it.

Graham cracker crust

Filling

  • 1 1/2 quarts strawberries
  • 1/2 water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch

Mix together sugar and cornstarch in medium pot. Add water and 1 cup of crushed strawberries. Mix well and bring to a boil. Let boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool.

Pie filling

To assemble pie, place the rest of the berries in the pie crust. You can slice them or toss them in whole.

Berries in crust

Pour the cooled pie filling over the berries. Mine overflowed like a lava field. Looks like a total mess. But I made some fresh whipped cream and after chilling the pie several hours and topping with the whip cream… who cares what it looked like — it was great!

Strawberry pie

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One Response to “Foodie Friday: Strawberry Pie”

  1. kassie April 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    I LOVE strawberry pie. Yummy.

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