Strawberry Pie Fiasco

I swear this pie is absolutely delicious despite how it looks.


In my humble opinion, this is the yummiest recipe for strawberry pie on the entire planet.  I’ve used it many times over the years ~ even though this time I slightly failed at it.  😉   It’s from a very old flyer from Berry Hill Farm where I usually get my strawberries…Of course I realize at this angle you can’t see/read the full recipe, but don’t worry… if you’re brave enough to want to try it after reading this post, I will certainly share it with you.  😉


These lovelies are not from Berry Hill however, because they had a very short season this year and I was not able to get any from them, but theirs are just as luscious.  These are some of my left over strawberries from canning the other day…~

I am a big lazy cheater (pooped out from all of my heavy labor canning) and bought a ready made crust ~ don’t judge me.  This shortbread crust goes perfectly with this recipe.  Look there’s even a photo of a strawberry pie on the packaging to prove it.  😉~

The first step of this recipe is to make a glaze.  After hurting my weak girlie hands again using my sis’s dumb potato masher, I mixed the mashed strawberries with water, sugar, and cornstarch, and stirred constantly (and forever) over medium heat bringing it all to a boil.  And then set it aside to cool.~

Next I whipped some cream cheese to soften it and spread it in the bottom of my lazy cheater’s pie crust.~

Then I started filling the rest of the crust up with berries.  The recipe calls for whole strawberries, but I halve mine because it’s easier to eat and to cut with my fork.  🙂  I arranged them somewhat haphazardly I know…~

Once the glaze cooled a bit I poured it over the top.~

But it wasn’t cooled enough and I filled the crust too high with strawberries so it made quite a mess and started leaking out onto the edges of the crust.  Whoops!But it was yummy as I swiped the excess up with my finger!  I totally grossed out my daughter by “double swiping” but I had to because it was leaking all over.  😉


It’s supposed to be refrigerated for at least 3 hours, but we wanted to eat it sooo bad that we just couldn’t wait that long.~

And when you cut into a pie before it’s set… messy things happen.~

Oh well, cover it up with a bunch of whipped cream and no one will be able to tell the difference.  😉   It tasted amazing even if it was a mess!


12 responses to “Strawberry Pie Fiasco

  1. BaaBee Loves Kitties

    Allan would love this & so would I~I need to buy berries anyway~I want to try a mixed berry pie. Birds keep eating my blackberries as soon as they ripen~lol
    I feel better about buying from farm stand or wally’s anyway. They like to poop on our berries too & I am always afraid if I don’t cook with them we could get bacteria from our friends?


    • Haha! I know what you mean… I’m not real comfortable eating something that has been pooped on either. 😉


      • BaaBee Loves Kitties

        There’s only so much you can wash ripe berries right? lol
        I sent you our address Jewels~I think I did it right~if there is anything we can send you from Kentucky~let me know.
        Thanks again~I cannot wait to try them.


      • Haha yep! Your address came through just fine Patty, and some jam will be on its way to you when I can get it sent off. 🙂


  2. Looks yummy, I take that recipe just anytime ya wanna send it on over. 😉 I agree on the messy part, whip cream covers a multitude of mess. 😀


  3. That looks very tasty indeed Julie.


  4. Hehe I like the way you just couldn’t wait to eat it, I had a similar experience with some bread I made, couldn’t resist cutting it when warm and it crumbled everywhere! But it tasted great so who cares 😉 Pie looks yum!


    • Thanks, it totally was! Haha yep, fresh baked bread would definitely be another one of those things hard to wait for, especially after smelling it baking, mmm! 🙂


  5. Looks yummy!


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