Strawberry Pie Fiasco

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

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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.  😉

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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.  😉

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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!

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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?

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

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      • 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.

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      • 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. 🙂

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  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. 😀

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  3. That looks very tasty indeed Julie.

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  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!

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    • 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! 🙂

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  5. Looks yummy!

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