Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Farmhouse Strawberry Pie

When I was a kid, it was a rare treat to go out to dinner. It was a big deal! My brother and I would get so excited, I'd swear we would start singing and dancing around the house, "We're going out to dinner, oh yeah. Uh huh." Of course, as a kid, my mind was always on the dessert. Ok, scratch that, my mind is still always on dessert. Some things you just never grow out of I suppose.  One of my favorite places to eat was Shoney's. Why? Because of the pies! Oh lawdy, the pies!! There used to be someone at Shoney's that just made the pies. And when they ran out for the day, that was it. So you'd want to get there at a good time to make sure they still had a slice of your favorite left.  And mine was the Strawberry Pie. I don't know, there was just something about it. Not only was it so purdy to look at but it was such a delicious and special treat. Nothing fancy but somehow strawberries suspended in red gelatin just did something to me. It still does.  So this here pie is dedicated to that favorite pie of my youth.  It's time to make some more memories!
Ingredients:
1 frozen (9-inch) pie crust, or Make Your Own
1 cup water
1 cup white granulated sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup strawberry gelatin powder
1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
 Directions:
Prebake pie crust according to directions on package. Cool to room temperature.
If using my Wham Bam Pie Crust, prepare as directed, prick the inside of the pie crust all over and bake at 400F degrees for about 10-15 minutes, then allow to cool.

Wash and hull strawberries. 
Then cut them in half (or maybe smaller depending on how big your berries are).
In a sauce pan, over medium-high heat, add water, sugar, cornstarch, and strawberry gelatin.  Whisk together well until thoroughly combined. Whisk mixture constantly while heating to prevent clumping or scorching until mixture begins to come to  a gentle boil.  Remove pan from heat and allow the glaze to cool.
I like to put the sauce pan into my sink where I've made some ice water.
This will cool the glaze quickly and allow it to set up a bit more. As the glaze cools it will become translucent in color and you should notice it will thicken a little more as well.  Whisk occasionally as it cools. It will be thickened but still pourable. Add your sliced berries to the baked and cooled pie crust. Pour strawberry glaze over berries. Making sure to get it in between the nooks & crannies of the berries as best you can.
Chill pie in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before serving. 
Aren't strawberry pies just so purdy?
When ready to serve, dollop each slice with some whipped cream.
Enjoy!
Printable Recipe Here

36 comments:

Brandi said...

Looks delicious, Brandie! I love strawberries!

4littlefergusons said...

I just got a whole packet of coupons from Driscoll's, $5 off per carton! This recipe has my name written ALLLL over it.....
Hugs, T

Anonymous said...

I've used this glaze so many times! My family loves it. Instead of the water, I use ginger ale! It's great with peach of a pie and strawberry shortcakes too.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks super SUMMERY and delectable!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog said...

I love that this pie is all about the strawberry. They really are the focus in this dish. It looks so good. I bet it didn't last long once that first piece was sliced.

SHANA said...

Oh my yum!! I love Strawberry pie.

AndiWinslow said...

Longing for strawberry picking! This looks delicious. Andi

carolinaheartstrings said...

That pie looks fantastic. I will be making this soon! Come visit us. We have some terrific things going on this week.

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

I just love a good strawberry pie! Just perfect with some whipped cream. Bring on Summer!

Sandra M. said...

Delicious looking pie, Brandie!
Love the rich red color!

Christy Davis said...

My mom used to make us strawberry pie every summer!!! Looks delicious!

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NancyB said...

Thanks, Brandie--this looks delicious. And Pretty! Can't wait to try it.

The Better Baker said...

Brandie - this looks amazingly wonderful and delicious. You have the bestest dessert recipes Gal! I love that you can make this sugar-free too. MMMM! Love me some strawberries.

movita beaucoup said...

This post totally brightened up my morning! It's pouring with rain here, dark and dreary. Oh these strawberries! Lovely...

Veronica Gantley said...

I am so glad to be with you on the top 9. Your pie looks fabulous!

RavieNomNoms said...

Congrats on your Top 9! Totally deserved!

CJ - Food Stories said...

Congratulations on your foodbuzz top 9, today!

A Lovin' Forkful said...

Oh this pie is the stuff dreams are made of! Beautiful!

The Better Baker said...

WOW WHEE Gal! Honors at Foodbuzz AND Gooseberry Patch - all in the same week? No wonder we're all so wild about your awesome recipes! Congrats to you!!!! Again....=)

momphotographer said...

that looks heavenly!

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to trying this recipe! I have been making strawberry pie for many years but I have always used the glaze in a container.

This looks great and much tastier ... but I will do one thing different:

I ALWAYS use a chocolate (Oreo or other) to make the strawberry pie! What a difference that chocolate crust makes in the flavor ... the chocolate, the strawberries, and then the whipped cream (yes, REAL whipped cream) on top!

A family favorite ...

or, if you want to be real creative for a 4th of July party or picnic, use 1/2 blueberries and 1/2 strawberries! Great flavor and a BEAUTIFUL dessert ... also a family favorite at our reunions. I have often made it like that but my cousin named it the 4th of July pie!

Mariah said...

This was delicious and easy! I made it a day in advance so I was worried the crust would be soggy but it was still flaky! I used only a 1/2 cup of sugar and extra strawberries. I served it with homemade whipped cream and chocolate drizzle on top, amazing! I plan on making this again for sure!

Anonymous said...

All of your recipes/food look amazing. I am going to try and work through all of them. :)

Anonymous said...

I make this pie with grapefruit & instead of using water I use the juice. It's delicious!

Anonymous said...

My Hubby has a container of fresh strawberries in the frig. I found your recipe for the pie & I'll suprize him with tonite! Thank You!

Christephi S said...

This is the recipe my grandma uses for her famous strawberry pies. Grandpa has a strawberry farm, so they've tried *all* the recipes! LOL! Mmm! Can't wait to get my hands on some fresh berries and make this pie again!

Casandra Suarez said...

I am in Lubbock TX, but i was raised in Slaton TX just outside of town. We have a bakery that is very well known throughout the county in Slaton. They use to make these amazing fresh strawberry pies. After awhile though when we would visit they didn't taste the same. The filling tasted very artificial. I made this pie on Saturday and it took me back. Thank you!

Hannah said...

I am making this pie for my hubby who turns 26 in 2 days. Your desserts are the best, and actually got my motivation to cook dinner from your recipe index!! Thank you so much!! Amazing!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just made the Strawberry Pie last night with fresh strawberries from my garden and your recipe is a huge hit!! Thanks so much. I saw it on Pinterest but I will be coming to your site for a lot more recipes. Thank You Bunches!!

Steve said...

How many ice cube trays do you have in your freezer? When you filled the sink, you must have had at least a dozen! Jealous here!

Anonymous said...

Question??? the glaze got under my pie crust, what did i do wrong. also is my pie ruined , will it be soggy. Its for a party tomorrow

Anonymous said...

I make this same pie, but I spread 4oz. softened cream cheese combined with 1 TBSP granulated sugar and 1/2 TSP real vanilla on the bottom crust before I put the strawberries and glaze in, and I top my pie with a dollop of equal parts of softened cream cheese and Fluff. Wowzas so yummy!

Lunartide said...

I have a question could i use frozen strawberries instead of fresh? I know fresh would taste best but they are out of season now would I have to alter anything if i was using frozen? thanks!

Terri Hughes said...

I love strawberries, this looks so good. Love your web site. Thanks!

Lynn-Nashville, TN said...

This pie was delicious! Somebody gave me 2 one gallon containers of strawberries. I made 3 pies and the rest was used for strawberry shortcake. The only thing I did different which I think works out well.... after the gel mixure has cooled down I just folded the strawberries into the mixture and then poured into the pie shell. This recipe is a keeper for sure! Thanks!