My fresh strawberry pie recipe from scratch is worth it's weight in gold.
Strawberry pie is one of my favorites - so simple to make; fresh and delicious. You will find my French strawberry pie below.
This recipe call for a regular pie crust, but it is also delicious with a
homemade graham cracker crust.
This fresh strawberry pie recipe also works beautifully with raspberries or peaches; just purchase raspberry or peach Jell-O instead of the strawberry Jell-O.
If you really want to impress your guests, make this with a chocolate pie crust.
FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE RECIPE FROM SCRATCH
homemade pie crust, recipe below
1/2 cup cream cheese
4 TBS powdered sugar, sifted
1 pint of fresh strawberries
1 (3oz) pkg of strawberry Jell-O
2 TBS cornstarch
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup white sugar
Poke the crust with a fork and bake the pie crust in a 375 degree oven until it is light brown in color. Cool.
Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar together and place on the bottom of the cooled crust.
Slice the strawberries and layer over the cream cheese mixture. In a medium saucepan combine the Jell-O and cornstarch; add the water and sugar. Cook over medium heat until boiling; stirring often. Pour this mixture over the strawberries.
Place the pie in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4-5 hours, or
until the Jell-O glaze sets. Serve with whipped cream. Delightful
homemade strawberry recipe, isn't it?
Light and buttery tasting, this is also an awesome crust for savory dishes. Fool proof. I have more homemade pie crusts.
NO FAIL PIE CRUST
3 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg, beaten
5 TBS cold water
1 tsp vinegar
Cut together the flour, shortening and salt until it resembles small peas. Combine the egg, water and vinegar, and gradually add to the flour mixture. Stir until JUST moistened and a soft dough forms.
DO NOT over-stir. Divide the dough in half, wrap and refrigerate
until ready to use. You may also place dough in plastic wrap and store
in an empty coffee can in the refrigerator; with the lid on.
FRENCH STRAWBERRY PIE RECIPE
baked 9" pie shell
1 quart fresh strawberries
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
3 oz cream cheese, softened
3 TBS cornstarch
2 TBS powdered sugar
2 TBS cognac or Kirsch (cherry liqueur)
Wash and stem strawberries. Simmer 1 cup of berries with 2/3 cup water. Blend sugar, cornstarch and remaining water. Add to boiling mixture, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
Add the remaining whole berries and cool. Blend cream cheese with the powdered sugar and liqueur and spread on the bottom of the pie shell. Top with cooled strawberry mixture. Chill at least two hours. Garnish with homemade whipped cream.
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