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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11 comments on “Tasty Thursdays: Fresh Strawberry Pie

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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

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

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