How to make strawberry pie lizbushong.com

While strawberries are in season, using fresh berries for this Strawberry Pie will make a huge difference in flavor. Begin with a blind baked butter pie crust. Fresh hulled and cut strawberries are piled high in the baked crust, then a rich strawberry glaze coats the berries. After chilling the pie for a couple of hours the pie is served with fresh whipped cream. I know waiting two hours for a pie to chill is hard, but you need to wait before cutting into the pie due to the sauce needing to set up. It also allows the berries to be infused with the glaze.

How to make strawberry pie lizbushong.com

Strawberry Pie Ingredients lizbushong.com

How to Make the Buttery Pie Crust

  1. In food processor fitted with steel blade, add flour, sugar and salt. Pulse to blend a couple of times.  Add chilled cubed butter and 2 tablespoons cold water. Pulse until dough becomes a ball, if necessary add additional water.  Flatten dough into a round disc. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill for 30 minutes.  Note: chilling the dough is important and will make your dough roll out beautifully. Don’t skip this part. xoxo
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray 9″ pie plate with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, roll chilled dough into 1/8″ thickness.  Position in pie plate leaving 1″ dough overhang rim of pie plate.  Crimp pie edges as desired.  Cut a piece of foil the size of the pie, fold foil in half and half again, tear out center of the foil, open foil. This will be used to protect the pie edges from burning.

How to make Strawberry Pie crust lizbushong.com

Crumple parchment paper in a ball then smooth out and place in the pie shell. Fill with rice or dried beans/pie weights.  Place this crust in hot oven. Bake 15 minutes.  

Remove crust from oven after 15 minutes, remove pie weights/rice or beans from crust. Prick crust with fork any bubbles in the crust.  Cover edges with foil. Bake additional 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush with egg white. 

Return to oven and bake 5 additional minutes.  All pie shell to cool before filling with berries. 

Brushing baked crust with egg white and rebaking for 5 minutes will keep your pie crust from becoming soggy. Important step.

How to make strawberry pie lizbushong.com

How to make Strawberry Pie lizbushong.com

Let’s Make the Strawberry Filling 

Wash, pat dry fresh berries, remove stems and cut into half pieces. Place berries in baked pie shell.  Set aside, while you make the glaze.

How to make strawberry glaze for pie lizbushong.com

Strawberry Glaze:

In saucepan, add water, sugar, and cornstarch, whisk until blended and thick. Mixture will come to a small boil.  Remove from heat and stir in gelatin.  Glaze will be thick.  Pour glaze over fresh berries in pie crust.  Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours allowing berries and glaze to set up. 

How to make strawberry pie lizbushong.com

How to make Strawberry Pie lizbushong.com

Whipped Cream:

In chilled bowl, add heavy whipping cream, confectioners sugar, and extract. Whip with whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Fill piping bag fitted with large star tip # 1 M or your favorite tip with whipped cream.  Pipe as desired.

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When ready to serve, whip whipped cream and pipe in dollops over fresh berry slices or around the edge of the pie crust. 

Easy pie to make, use fresh organic strawberries if you can. Let me know if your family loved this recipe.

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Rich buttery sweet crust is blind baked, filled with fresh cut ripe strawberries with strawberry glaze. 

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes + 2 hour chill
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Single Crust Blind Baked Recipe

11/2 cups all purpose flour

3 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into small cubes

34 tablespoons ice water

Egg Wash: 1 egg white

Pie Filling

67 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, cut in half

1 cup water

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons corn starch

13.5 oz package strawberry gelatin

Fresh Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled

1/4 cup confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla or creme bouquet extract

Instructions

Make 9″ Blind Baked Crust

  1. In food processor fitted with steel blade, add flour, sugar and salt. Pulse to blend a couple of times.  Add chilled cubed butter and 2 tablespoons cold water. Pulse until dough becomes a ball, if necessary add additional water.  Flatten dough into a round disc. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill for 30 minutes. 
  2. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray 9″ pie plate with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, roll chilled dough into 1/8″ thickness.  Position in pie plate leaving 1″ dough overhang rim of pie plate.  Crimp pie edges as desired.  Cut a piece of foil the size of the pie, fold foil in half and half again, tear out center of the foil, open foil. This will be used to protect the pie edges from burning.
  3. Crumple parchment paper in a ball then smooth out and place in the pie shell. Fill with rice or dried beans/pie weights.  Place this crust in hot oven. Bake 15 minutes.  
  4. Remove crust from oven after 15 minutes, remove pie weights/rice or beans from crust. Prick crust with fork any bubbles in the crust.  Cover edges with foil. Bake additional 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush with egg white.  Return to oven and bake 5 additional minutes.  All pie shell to cool before filling with berries. 

Strawberry Filling:  Wash, pat dry fresh berries, remove stems and cut into half pieces. Place berries in baked pie shell.  Set aside, while you make the glaze.

Strawberry Glaze:

In saucepan, add water, sugar, and cornstarch, whisk until blended and thick. Mixture will come to a small boil.  Remove from heat and stir in gelatin.  Glaze will be thick.  Pour glaze over fresh berries in pie crust.  Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours allowing berries and glaze to set up. 

Whipped Cream:

In chilled bowl, add heavy whipping cream, confectioners sugar, and extract. Whip with whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Fill piping bag fitted with large star tip # 1 M or your favorite tip with whipped cream.  Pipe as desired.

When ready to serve, whip whipped cream and pipe in dollops over fresh berry slices or around the edge of the pie crust. 

Keywords: Strawberry pie, Butter pie crust, Blind baked pie crust, Strawberry glaze

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