Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Strawberry Pie

Heading into farmer's market this morning, I had only lettuce on my mind. If I was lucky, green onions, spinach and a couple of bundles of asparagus might enter in, but I wasn't counting on it.

Just lettuce.

What more does a girl need?

How about strawberries!!!!

While we are still a few days away from the official start, one of the local berry fields had a few half flats to sell. With all of the rain we've gotten, it's a wonder that they had any at all!

Who am I to question fate?

One of my Mister's favorite desserts is his Aunt Vicki's Strawberry Pie. One year, after my Mister had acted all pathetic and needy, Aunt Vicki delivered him his very own pie. And for me...the recipe. That was her message that the pie torch was being passed on. While my version doesn't hold a candle to Aunt Vicki's, it is good enough to stop the whining and pouting.

Which has become my life purpose.

Strawberry Pie

1 pie shell, baked & cooled or 1 graham cracker pie shell
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
3 Tb. sour cream
1-1/2 quarts fresh strawberries
1 cup sugar
3 Tb. cornstarch
whipped cream, optional

Beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Spread mixture into bottom of the pie shell.

In a food processor, puree 1 cup of strawberries. In medium saucepan, mix pureed berries with sugar and cornstarch. On medium heat, cook until mixture thickens.

Set pan in larger pan of ice water to cool.

Fill pie shell with remaining berries. I cut mine into bite-sized pieces, but you don't have to.

Pour cooled strawberry mixture on top. Chill 1 hour.

Top with whipped cream if desired.


I messed this up. Instead of using only 1 cup of pureed strawberries, I used 1 quart! I caught it too late and decided that it all tastes the same. So our pie will be served in a bowl, not on a plate.

I may need to pass the torch back to Aunt Vicki...
...to be relit.
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Cindy said...

Mmmmmm.... maybe it is just a different recipe. It sounds so good. Does anything beat strawberry pie, some whipped cream and a hot cuppa joe?????

Audrey said...

yummy! We are still in wet, cold and rainy weeks with a day of sunshine over here. It is very unusual for a prairie spring so things are growing slowly. No strawberries for quiet a while! I was hoping to start a strawberry patch this spring but the ground isn't worked up so maybe next year!
Great market find!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Oh yes, that looks great! How much does half a flat run up there?