Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fresh Strawberry Pie!!

I saw this recipe in the Sunday paper and just had to make it today. It was super easy and quick to make. Don't it look yummy! It's for desert tonight. Can't wait to eat it. The recipe is below, if you would like to try it.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

1-1/3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers(about 42)
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
8 cups hulled strawberries, divided
2 tablespoons water
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Whipped Cream (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine wafer crumbs, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and butter; press into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake 10 minutes, or until set and barely beginning to brown. Cool.

2. Slice 2 cups of strawberries and combine with 2 tablespoons water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat while mashing strawberries. Cook about 2 minutes or until very juicy. Push mashed berries through a sieve with a spoon. Discard solids that remain. Measure juice and add water to equal 1 cup.

3. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Gradually whisk in strawberry juice and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Boil 1 minute or until translucent. Remove from heat and stir in remaining vanilla.

4. Place 1/3 of remaining berries in pie shell; drizzle with 1/3 of glaze. Repeat twice. Chill 2 hours or until set. Serve cold with shipped cream, if desired. Serves 8


Little Dickens Designs said...

mmmmmmmm.... I made a strawberry rhubarb with my boys the other day. It was heavenly. Don't you just love Spring and Summer?

Tins and Treasures said...

This looks like something we used to order at the Hi-Way Host when I was a little girl. It was the best!!
Tomorrow's Friday!! Take care ~Natalie

Karen said...

Oh it's absolutely a picture!!!! Looks delicious.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend.

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Yum Yum, Im going to make this one.Thanks for sharing. ~~Pam

Francien said...

That looks absolutly delicious...thank you for the recipe...
greetings Francien.

Karen said...

Mmmmmm, that looks yummy and beautiful! Hope you enjoyed it! We're having smores around the outdoor fire tonight!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe . I just bought some strawberries yesterday . A home hospice nurse , also gave me some rhubarb , so I imagine , I will make a strawberry rhubarb pie too .
Love your pics !

Pots 'n Prims said...

Oh yum! Will have to try this recipe! You know I love strawberries! :)
blessings & hugs,

At Home With Amy said...

I could totally gobble this up. How delicious it looks. Thanks for the recipe. Maybe I will make one this weekend for my family.
Have a good weekend.
Prim hugs,

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Guess I'm too late for supper, eh? Pie looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

OMG I had to keep scrolling . I just love your blog and pics . Here goes 10 pounds just looking . :(