Recipe - Strawberry Pie

Good golly it has been forever and a day since I last put up a recipe blog. I do really apologize for how far apart these are but I have not been cooking lately. Anyhow, my roommate and I bought a large bag of frozen strawberries one day on a whim and had not found a use for it until I claimed that I would make a strawberry pie. The pie itself turned out quite tasty though the consistency was not as great as hoped. I blame this on the fact that I used frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones (too much liquid was created) but hope that you will find a nice balance when you make this yourself!

Step 1: Ingredients (serving size: 9-inch pie)

  • lemon juice, for preserving
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pie crust (pastry or graham based), 9 inch
  • 1 1/2 quart of strawberries, fresh
  • 3 tbsps cornstarch

Step 2: Working with the strawberries
Arrange 1 quart of the strawberries in your pie crust in a presentable manner. Crush the remaining strawberries in a saucepan on medium heat and add your sugar. Stir frequently. Add a little bit of lemon juice to help keep the color of the strawberries nice and red. Then mix the cornstarch with the water and add the mixture into your saucepan. Stir frequently until it comes to a boil.

Step 3: Making the pie
Let the sauce simmer for a little bit and then turn off the heat. You will then pour the sauce over the strawberries in the pie crust until a little less than completely full. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for a few hours before enjoying! As you can see, I made mine quite messy but I will fix the presentation in the future. The pie was nicely sweet but not overbearing. It was delicious.