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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.


9″ pie crust

2 pints fresh strawberries (hulled and halved)

Whipped cream


  • 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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