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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. +chilling Cook: 5 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

Each year we wait for "strawberry time" here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We believe our strawberries are the best in the country! After picking them at a nearby farm, I can't wait to get home to make this pie.

Ingredients

  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries, mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional

Directions

  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack until edge is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Arrange sliced strawberries over crust. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine mashed strawberries, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool for 15 minutes; pour over sliced strawberries. Arrange strawberry halves on top of pie. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  4. Just before serving, whip cream with sugar and, if desired, almond extract until stiff peaks form. Serve with pie.
Dough for single-crust pie
Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 378 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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