Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fresh Homeade Strawberry Pie Recipe

Well today I decided to make a strawberry pie with those fresh strawberries I had in my fridge. So, first I washed and cut the tops off and then sliced the strawberries. Then I add some sugar and tossed the strawberries in it. I put the lid on the bowl and stuck it in the fridge for at least over night. So, today all I had to do was make the pie crust.

Here is what you need to make homeade pie crust.

Here is the recipe for 2 pie crust:
2/3 cup plus 2 TBS of shortening
2 cups of all purpuse flour
1 tsp salt
4 to 5 TBS of cold water

Cut shortening into flour and salt, using pastry bledner or crisscrossing with 2 knives, until particles are size of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 TBS at a time, tossing with a fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2  tsp more water can be added if necessary.)

Gather pastry into 2 balls. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured board. So you have 2 rounds.

Roll pastry into a circle 2 inches larger than upside- down pie plate, 9 x 11 1/4 inches, or 3 inches larger than 10 or 11 inch tart pan with floured rolling pin. Fold pastry into fourths, place on pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Or you can do what I did and just turn the thin board upside down and place it in pie plate like that.

Next I pulled the strawberries out of the fridge and drained the juice into a sauce pan with 1/2 cup of water to boil and I add about 8 sliced strawberries to it for more juice. Once that was boiling good I add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar. I did it to taste. Turn down to sim and add about 3 TBS of cornstarch. Make sure to mix well or else it won't thicken. Then let it cool for a bit. While it's cooling preheat oven to 375 and place sliced strawberries in pie pan.

Once oven is preheated pour the juice on top of the sliced strawberries and add top pie crust. You can do a regular pastry edge with a fork or a rope or whatever. I did Pinch edge.

Then bake for about 30-35 mins till golden brown. Take out and let cool or serve hot. We let ours cool for awhile. It was delicious. Enjoy!

1 comment :

  1. People who bake make it looks so simple! Not for me, I mess up pies...your strawberry pie looks great! Following you from the Friday hop, hope you do the same!!~


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