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Strawberry Satin Pie

My mom loved to spoil us with tempting desserts like this pretty springtime treat. Toasted sliced almonds sprinkled over the bottom crust, a smooth-as-satin filling and a lovely strawberry glaze make this a memorable pie. -Lorrie Bailey, Pulaski, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/2 hours + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 12 drops red food coloring, optional


  • Cover bottom of pie shell with almonds; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in whipped cream. Pour into pie shell. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Mash 1 cup strawberries; set remaining berries aside. In a small saucepan, bring crushed berries and water to a boil; cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth; discard fruit and set liquid aside to cool.
  • In another saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in berry liquid until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in food coloring if desired. Cool for 20 minutes.
  • Slice the reserved strawberries; arrange over chilled filling. Pour glaze evenly over berries. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 380 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • glb
    May 10, 2011

    Filling is not overly sweet like most cream pies. Cuts beautifully and is delicious!

  • jetluvs2cook
    Mar 21, 2008

    made this today and took to a family was the first dessert to be wiped out!!! I will deffinetly make this again!