Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Strawberry Pie Season

Strawberry pie starts with a baked shell.  I use my mom's crust recipe: 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup milk.  Sometimes the wet ingredients need to be just a smidgen more especially if I use King Arthur's flour.  Bake the shells for 15 minutes at 425º then let cool.

Here's a close up of the pie recipe.  I doubled it to make two pies.

Half the strawberries go into a pan and are mashed.

The other half are set aside.

I saved out these two to go on top.

Here is the mixture cooking with the cornstarch, lemon juice and sugar.  Note the color.

Still not ready.  It needs to get translucent and very thick.

I'm cooking on an electric stove these days, when I cook.  No big meal prep with living in Vantage House. Family coming in two weeks so I'll be using the stove more while they are here.

Aww, here's the right color.  So thick the spoon will stand up in it.

Rather than folding the cut up strawberries that were set aside into this mixture after it cooled I put a layer of it in the bottom of each pie crust and then the cut berries.

I covered it all with the remaining cooled mixture and then more cut up strawberries.

This pie went to someone at church who purchased it at our church fundraising auction in April.

Here's the other one in the refrigerator ready for guest who came to dinner last night.



Tom said...

...looks mighty good.

Kay said...

Oh my! I would buy that pie for sure.

Latane Barton said...

The more I read, the more I drooled! Sorry I wasn't around to bid on it.

Bonnie K said...

That is my favorite spring recipe. It also works great with raspberries. Now I'm hungry for pie!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My Heart--- Those pictures made my mouth water... I love STRAWBERRIES ---and strawberry pie... Did you save me a piece????? ha


carol l mckenna said...

Oh Yummy it looks and sounds ~ great shots ~ My mouth is watering ~ 'Be right over' ~ LOL ~ thanks for the recipe too ~ enjoy

Happy Weekend ahead ~ ^_^

Holly Myers said...

Yum! Nothing like a sweet strawberry!

Jim said...

Looks yummy.
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Lady Fi said...

Looks mouth-watering!

Lea said...

Wonderful! I can almost smell the strawberries!
Thanks for your comment on my blog post Monday Mural, the 1957 Chevy. I did a little research (Google) to answer your question. I think the car show label may be wrong. It was in 1958 that Chevrolet made a delivery sedan they called the Delray. I think that is what it is with a new sparkling paint job with the mural "Endless Summer" (a movie released in 1966, I think) added to it.
The car show was open to all kinds of cars, some authentic antiques and others that had been modified in various ways.
I have more photos from the same car show on my blog today if you are interested.
Have a wonderful week!

Molly said...

Strawberry pie is really not a thing here in the UK but wow that looks delicious


Cynthia said...

Mmmm, beautiful pies! I would have to have some real whipped cream on top though. You have the exact same pie crust recipe I use.

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