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Tasty Thursdays: Fresh Strawberry Pie

tasty homemade strawberry pie

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My almost mother-in-law and second mom was a fabulous cook who hosted elaborate parties. She was a stickler for attractive food presentation.  She’d always say that food should please the eyes first before it pleased the stomach.

I spent a lot of time at her home the summer following our meeting, getting to know the family. I ate a lot and discovered several dishes that have become favorites. She always prepared them for me whenever she’d visit.

There’s one dessert she used to make that I love for its simplicity, its elegance and the combination of textures and flavors. It’s Fresh Strawberry Pie. I make every summer and look forward to making it again this year.

Hope you like it.

Ingredients

9″ pie crust

2 pints fresh strawberries (hulled and halved)

Whipped cream

Directions

  • Remove pie crust from packaging and bake following baking directions.
  • Select about 20 strawberries as close to the same size as possible. Wash, hull and cut in half. Leave one whole, including the stem, for garnishing.
  • Once the pie crust cools, arrange the strawberries back to back, stem side down around the edge of the pie.
  • Spoon whipped cream into the center of the pie crust. Chill until whipped cream is set, about 3 or 4 hours.
  • Garnish with a whole strawberry before serving.

What’s your favorite dessert?

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Comments

  1. InsideJourneys says:

    And it’s pretty easy. I guess I could also use blueberry as well.
    I like it because it’s so simple and it’s not too sweet.

  2. awobblyrottenneutron
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    That looks and sounds lovely! My favourite dessert is Blueberry Pie!

  3. I have too many favorite desserts to name, but since I rarely bake and don’t eat much sugar, I don’t often eat them. The strawberry pie, however, looks like something I can handle, so I’m going to try it–maybe today. Strawberries are plentiful right now, and I’ve been practically inhaling them.

  4. InsideJourneys says:

    Great, Kathy. Let me know how it goes. I’m trying to cut back on sugar, have a wild sweet tooth so it’s a bit difficult.
    The most work you’ll have to do is bake the pie.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Marcia

  5. patbean says:

    I’m going to have to buy some fresh strawberries next time I go to the store. Thanks for sharing.

  6. InsideJourneys says:

    You’re welcome, Pat.
    Let me know how it goes.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Marcia

  7. InsideJourneys says:

    Glad you did, Kathy!
    Thanks!

  8. It’s delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  9. InsideJourneys says:

    Thanks for trying it. And I’m glad you like. It’s one of my favorites.

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