Easy Strawberry Pie

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strawberry-pieI know it is not officially strawberry season, but prices on strawberries just hit 99 cents a pound in my neck of the woods. At that rock-bottom price, it is time to stock up!

Since it was already in the 80’s today here in Texas, I was craving a cool dessert. I whipped up this strawberry pie in just minutes! Okay, not really. I actually searched for a strawberry pie recipe and found that most of them call for ingredients I do not normally have on hand (gelatin).

But I thankfully I did find this simple one, with only 4 basic ingredients. My kind of recipe! :) Oh my goodness it turned out beautifully and was so delicious. A frugal and refreshing treat, indeed.

Quick and Easy Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked (I totally cheated and used a pre-made crust, don’t judge me)
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced*
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)

1. Arrange half of strawberries in baked pastry shell. Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

2.In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over berries in pastry shell. Chill for several hours before serving.

3. In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Serve each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream. Or just grab a can of ready-whip. ;)

*Tip: Use a nifty strawberry slicer to save time! If you don’t have one, an egg slicer will do.

strawberry-slicer

If you prefer to make your own crust (probably much yummier), I recommend Lori’s perfect pie crust recipe. You could also adapt this to be gluten-free with Linda’s pie crust recipe.

Are you seeing great prices on strawberries in your stores? Tune in tomorrow, when I will be sharing a whole slew of strawberry recipes from around the blogosphere!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Comments

  1. says

    oh man, I LOVE strawberries so this would rock my world!! Looks so great Lys!
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Cookies Bring Families Together =-.

  2. says

    Yum! I want this now! I haven’t noticed strawberries being on special but will be looking for sure now. Oh and hey – I think you should get extra credit for linking to two homemade options for pie crusts. Have a blessed week!

  3. says

    One of my husband’s favorite desserts is strawberry pie–I usually try to make it around this time of the year when strawberries are in season (and cheaper!).

    Love the sound of this version, and that it’s made with ordinary pantry ingredients.

    Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman´s last blog ..This is For the Birds! =-.

  4. Sherry says

    I just saw an article this morning that there is a record breaking strawberry season! :D WOOHOO!! Love strawberries!! :D This pie sounds scrumptious! I’m putting it on my list, so when I grab some strawberries I can make it. :D
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Spicy Orange Beef & Recreating Your Ham Leftovers =-.

  5. Sherry says

    I made this last week. It was delish! :D I posted a pic and my review on my Menu Plan Monday. :D
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Sweet and Smokin’ Pork Chops =-.

  6. Betty says

    Have made this twice now since finding this recipe 2 days ago! Yesterday, I didn’t have as many strawberries so I put a cream cheese mixture at the bottom, strawberries on top………so delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  7. Mrs H says

    Quick share from my mistakes…
    Don’t forget how easy they are to freeze and dehydrate. No need to let them go bad when you buy too many because the price is ridiculously low.

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