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.~
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…~
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. 😉
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!