June 24, 2015

Fresh strawberry pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie with a slice on a plate.
 
Strawberry season is the perfect time to make this fresh strawberry pie! It's such a delicious dessert that really highlights the flavor of ripe summer strawberries.
 
Summer fruit pie season is here. Strawberries are one of the first of late spring and summer produce to become available in our region and we like to go picking at a local farm to get the freshest ones available. This fresh strawberry pie is a lovely way to use some of the berries.

You do need to bake the pie crust, but the filling is a no-bake filling. It's cooked on the stovetop and uses cornstarch to thicken and hold the filling together. There are large strawberries and well as crushed strawberries in this pie, so the strawberry flavor is all throughout each and every bite. The color of this pie is so bright and vibrant and is perfect topped with some whipped cream.

Of course you can use store bought strawberries, too! They are all delicious this time of year. Use strawberries that are ripe and sweet and that are not over-ripe or too soft. If you have some riper ones, use those in the crushed strawberries portion of the pie filling.

Close up of a finished fresh strawberry pie.

Strawberries and whipped cream go hand in hand for me. This pie definitely benefits from a good dollop of whipped cream when you serve it. Either made fresh, or purchased from the store, it is a delicious addition.

This is a great pie to add to your summer desserts - it's perfect for a party or gathering or anytime you want to enjoy some of the season's best fruit!

Slice of fresh strawberry pie topped with whipped cream.

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Yield: 8 servings
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Strawberry season is the perfect time to make this fresh strawberry pie! It's such a delicious dessert that really highlights the flavor of ripe summer strawberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe of your favorite pie crust (I use butter or olive oil)
  • 1 cup crushed strawberries
  • scant 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 heaped cups of strawberries that have been hulled and halved lengthwise
  • whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Shape the crust into a 9-inch pie plate and poke the bottom several times with a fork. Fill with pie weights or beans.
  2. Bake until firm and golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool for about 20 minutes.
  3. Crush the strawberries with a potato masher in a large glass measuring cup until you have one cup.
  4. In a pot, whisk together the crushed strawberries, sugar, water, cornstarch, and salt. Heat over medium heat, whisking often, until the mixture thickens, about 10 - 15 minutes. Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. Arrange the strawberry halves in the cooled pie crust. Pour the cooled liquid evenly over the strawberries. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until cold and set, about 4 hours.
  6. Serve cold topped with whipped cream.
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Fresh strawberry pie slice and in a pie plate.

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14 comments:

  1. We usually do a butter or lard pie crust -- should really try an olive oil one. Anyway, this looks terrific! I love strawberry pie, and yours looks particularly nice. Thanks!

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  2. o yeah...this definitely screams SUMMER!

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  3. all too often, people take the easy way out and use strawberry jello and frozen strawberries. it's okay, but it just can't compare with something like this!

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  4. One of the best gifts of Mother Nature are definitely fresh strawberries and combined with this pie they look so good!

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  5. Strawberry pie is all about summer, that is a sure thing. This looks delicious!!

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  6. I like your version of strawberry pie without the gelatin. It looks like a slice of summer goodness.

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  7. Amy, strawberry pie...I just have had that on my list for the longest time but have not gotten around to make some yet. Your looks like summer in a pie dish - wonderful color, utterly delicious as is or with a bit of whipped cream...

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  8. What a great way to make the most of lovely fresh strawberries.

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  9. I can't get enough strawberries during strawberry season either! This pie looks fabulous!

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  10. I love a fresh strawberry pie! I've made one that looks very similar to this, but mine uses gelatin, like you mention. I'd love to try yours, as it looks perfect!

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  11. Hi Amy, wow... love your awesome strawberry pie. I don't mind to have 2 huge slices cos it look really tempting.

    Have a wonderful weekend, regards.
    Amelia

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  12. In Shreveport where I grew up there was a restaurant that had Strawberry Pie as its specialty. It was awesome and looks just like yours! Oh, I can taste it already. Thanks for the memories and your recipe!

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  13. I love this strawberry pie. I've never seen one like it here in Australia but they were available everywhere in Knoxville, Tennessee where I lived for many years. I haven't made one of these in such a long time and now I want one right this minute. :)

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  14. Strawberry Pies are what Summers are made of. Love this!

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