Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fresh Strawberry Pie

When I was picking strawberries the last time, a woman there who was picking asked if I have ever had fresh strawberry pie.  Out of curiosity I made the pie.  It has elevated itself to a definite yearly dessert.  Delicious.

It did not totally set up as you can see, probably because I slice them.  So when you make them, follow the directions and use small strawberries, uncut.

Charlotte Beach House, Rochester, NY

Fun at the beach

Chasing gulls
After a day out in the sun, this is a very refreshing pie.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Adapted from this recipe at My Recipes.

2 cups ripe strawberries
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon zest of a lemon
6 cups small ripe strawberries
1 baked pie shell ( I try to make some of these or tart shells before the hot weather begins and then I freeze them)

Mash 2 cups strawberries with a fork or potato masher. Combine the strawberries and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press the strawberry mixture through a sieve into a bowl, and reserve 1 cup strawberry liquid (add enough water to measure 1 cup, if necessary). Discard pulp.

Combine 2/3 cup sugar and cornstarch in a pan; add strawberry liquid, stirring well with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.

Arrange a layer of small strawberries, stem sides down, in the crust. Spoon about one-third of sauce over the strawberries. Arrange the remaining strawberries on top, and spoon the remaining sauce over the strawberries. Chill for at least 3 hours.


Katy ~ said...

Lori, without question, this pie looks lip smacking good!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

lovely pie and great snaps of summer

vanillasugarblog said...

almost the end of summer and i still crave strawberries like daily.
i should make this pie then, that crust sounds really good.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I should have frozen some. It is like an oven here now...

kat said...

I did a fresh strawberry pie for the 4th & it was a big hit. I'd never had one before either.

grace said...

no gelatin--hooray! this looks refreshing and seasonal and completely delicious, lori. well done!