Friday, April 16, 2010

Strawberry Pie

As much as I can not make pie crust, I love pie. My mom often spoiled us, with fresh fruit pies, in the summer. I'd have to say that my favorite is Strawberry pie. When Mom came to visit a few months ago, she brought us some frozen strawberries, from last summer, with the intent on making a pie. Well, with Mr.B, Queenie and Hubby's birthdays and our anniversary, we pretty much had cake non stop and totally forgot about the pie. Thankfully, Mom also made me some pie dough, while she was here and forgot her recipe, so I took the opportunity to make this pie myself. All I can say is...... SIGH!! It was sooo good! I added in about a cup of frozen wild blueberries, for more filling, LOL. The crust was flaky, the filling not too sweet (actually I would have liked it sweeter). Total comfort food, that reminded me of home. So I'd like to share my Mom's recipe for Strawberry Pie with you. Enjoy!

Strawberry Pie
printable version

2 C strawberries (fresh or frozen)*
1 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)*
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C flour
pie dough for a double crust pie

In a saucepan, cook strawberries, sugar and flour, over med low heat, until mixture become very thick. Stir frequently to prevent sticking or burning. Cool and pour into prepared pie shell. Top with 2nd crust and bake in a 350 degree oven, until golden brown (approx 30 minutes). Let cool before serving.

*feel free to use 3 C of any combination of berries, desired

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie: replace blueberries with 1 C chopped rhubarb and increase sugar by 1/4 C.


1 comment:

Brenda said...

Cindy, that looks delicious and you did a great job on the crust, looks very professional. :o)