June 15, 2009

Fresh Strawberry Pie

This pie was delicious! My homeroom mom at school made a homemade fresh strawberry pie for the 2nd grade team the last week of school. It was heavenly. We all enjoyed it at lunch one day. I asked her for the recipe and then tried it out myself. Gayla said mine was just as good as my homeroom mom's! I was thinking her crust was better but I'll go with Gayla's opinion! I took Gayla a piece of pie to her pool when the boys and I went swimming there. It was great to see you Gayla! I miss my teammates! Speaking of teammates, Abby was married a little over a week ago!! Can't wait to see her after her honeymoon and first few weeks of married life! She was a beautiful bride and was soo happy!

Jenn, Abby, Gayla, Me

Okay, here's the recipe!


1 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces

ice water

Preheat oven to 425 if pre-baking the pie shell. Stir together flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter. Squeeze between your fingers, until the mixture is in crumbs. Add 2 Tbl of ice water and quickly mix in, pouring off excess water. Turn out on heavily flour wax paper. Sprinkle with flour, flipping and mashing ball flat. Place another shee of wax paper on top and roll out. Check frequently to keep paper from sticking, adding more flour if needed. Roll to proper size, flip onto plate, and crimp edges. If pre-baking the pie shell prick the bottom with a fork. Bake for 5 minutes then turn down oven to 350 and bake for another 5 minutes. Check for brownness, leave in longer if you want it browner.


1 quart starwberries (washed and hulled)

1 cup sugar

3 T cornstarch

3/4 cup watter

Reserve 1/4 of strawberries for glaze. Place remaining hulled berries into the piecrust and gently press into the crust, without breakeing the crust. Crush reserved berries in a saucepan and stir in sugar. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Whisk cornstarch and water and add to saucepan. Cook approx 5 minutes, until it thickens, stirring constantly. Pour over berries and refrigerate overnight. Top with whipped cream.

Whipped Cream:

Beat on high 3/4 cup heavy whipping and 2 T sugar.

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