Recipes

Strawberry Pie

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By Natasha.

I made 2 strawberry pies for our family dinner on Sunday and wanted to share the recipe with you guys! This strawberry pie recipe is from my Nonna, and is a family favorite. Itโ€™s the perfect summertime pie!

Ingredients:
(makes 2ย pies)
– 4 pounds of strawberriesย (2 pounds each pie)
– 2 pie shells
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 1 tablespoon cornstarch
– 500ml whipping cream
– icing sugar

NOTE:
– This was the first time I made these pies with store-bought pie crusts. I do NOT recommend buying pie crusts for this kind of pie because the strawberries contain a lot of juice which can make it soggy if the crust is not thick enough. Definitely want to stick with homemade crusts! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Recipe:

1.ย Pre-bake pie crusts. (Cooking time varies depending on which brand of crusts you buy, or if you make homemade crusts. For Tenderflake crusts, bake 8-10 minutes at 400.)
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2.ย Wash and drain strawberries.
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3.ย Chop strawberries into fairly small pieces &ย drain well.ย (draining is super important!)
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4.ย Divide chopped strawberries between the 2 pie crusts. (PUT ASIDE 1 CUP OF CHOPPED STRAWBERRIES. It is needed for the next step.) Sprinkle 2 (1/4 cup total) tablespoons of sugar on each pie.
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5.ย Mash the 1 cup of chopped strawberries. Set aside.
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6.ย Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in 1/2 cup cold water.
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7.ย Mix mashed strawberries, cornstarch/water, along with 1/2 cup sugar in double boiler. Cook until thick, mixing constantly. (approx. 30 mins)
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8.ย Strain strawberry sauce over pies.
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9.ย Beat whipped cream until fluffy, add icing sugar to your preference.
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10.ย Top pies with whip cream & refrigerate. (at least 3 hours)
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Enjoy!ย 

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