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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Strawberry Pie

This is strawberry season and it is one of my favourite fruits. When I was growing up my Mom and Aunt would make lots of strawberry jams and strawberry syrups. I remember that strawberry syrup dripping over ice cream, cheese blintzes, waffles only to name a few.
We use to go to the strawberry farms and pick them ourselves as kids....which was quite back breaking. I think that I popped more into my mouth then into my basket. We would all pile into the car and go out of the city to a strawberry farm......which basically all they grew was strawberries.
Sometimes we would over pick and then ended up handing out our baskets full of strawberries to neighbours and friends.......

 This is a recipe that I got off one of the Foodie Boards that I'm on and ever since I tried this recipe I've been making it quite often.....it is very good and so fresh tasting. 

Strawberry Pie


1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup melted butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Blend ingredients with fork until well incorporated. Press evenly into 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool.


1 cup sugar

1/4 cup corn starch

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup water

2 cups mashed strawberries (pastry blender or potato masher works well for mashing - see *Note below)

1/2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)

Enough halved strawberries to place about 2 layers in pie crust (no more since you need room for the glaze).

Optional: Whole berries and mint sprigs for garnish, fresh whipped cream


Combine sugar, corn starch and salt in a saucepan. Stir in water and mix well. Cook over low heat briefly just until sugar dissolves. Add mashed strawberries. Cook over medium-low heat (stirring often) until mixture comes to a low boil, thickens, and "clears." Boil for another minute or two, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, if using. Let mixture cool completely to room temp, stirring occasionally.

Place halved berries in baked pie shell as evenly as possible. Pour glaze over berries and chill for at least 4 hours. Before serving, cover pie with whipped cream or serve dollops on slices. Garnish with whole berries and mint sprigs.

*Note: Depending on how you prefer the glaze, the strawberries can be mashed until still somewhat chunky or more pureed.

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  1. delicious, sounds really perfect! thanks for sharing your recipe, sounds easy and i hope i can do it, i really wanted too...i will let you know! :) have a great weekend! :)

  2. That looks lovely. I've never thought of making strawberry pie before. Strawberry season is under way here at the moment so I might give this a go.

  3. This sounds so great. If only my strawberry plants will cooperate! Next year, perhaps.

  4. This looks so yummy! I wish we could get strawberries here at a decent price...maybe it is time to start gardening!

  5. My son and I both love strawberries...this would be a huge hit in our house! Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe :)

  6. Simple and lovely!! Perfect for the hot days of summer~

  7. These are really delightful colourful treats and photographs. I also like to add mint and chestnut, strawberries and cream, vanilla and salted caramel, too delicious. My grandmother likes to make blackberry jam, blackberry cobbler, blackberry lemonade, and many more recipes of blackberry.