Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MawMaw's Strawberry Pie

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My husband's favorite dessert is MawMaw's Strawberry Pie and MeMaw's Eclair Cake (but that's for another day!).  When we were dating I was told all about these two desserts and promptly phoned MawMaw for her famous recipe.  I'm sure mine isn't quite like hers, but it sure is a favorite around my house.


MawMaw's Strawberry Pie Recipe
3 Quarts of Strawberries
1 Cup of Sugar
3-4 tbsp. of cornstarch
1 tbsp. lemon juice


So first, you'll want to remove the tops of all the strawberries and slice half of them.  Here are two of my favorite toys.  The slicer was passed down to my by my sweet mom, and the strawberry coring toy was given to me by one of my students at the end of the year.




 Next you'll want to mash half of the strawberries.  I normally do that in a blender.  It's quick and easy.  Then you need to cook the strawberry mash with a cup of sugar and 3-4 tbsp. of cornstarch.  Stir CONSTANTLY!  Continue cooking till the mixture is gooey, like a batter.  Add more cornstarch if it's not getting gooey.  Let the mixture cool and then add the remaining sliced strawberries.




Prepare a pie crust.  You can make your own or do store-bought.  To make the edges of my pie cruse pretty I use the end of a spoon to make indentions.




If you want to, you can save 18 strawberries and place them in an egg carton to fill with a cream chesse mixture.  You can either fill these with store bought fruit dip or make your own with 12 oz. of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of powedered sugar, and a bit of almond extract.  I used a pastry bag to fill my berries.  I did a homemade mixture, and it was EXTREMELY thick and hard to squeeze through my bag.  I probably could have added a bit more extract to make it easier to fill.



 In the picture at the beginning you'll see that I put blue berries at the top of the strawberries.  I just thought it would be a cute 4th of July decoration.

I hope you enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. Ooh I say, that looks absolutely delicious. Hand over a slice! :0D

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  2. Love the blue berries on the strawberry pie! Get that red/white/blue going without any food coloring is always a trick! But you did it!! Happy 4th of july already....

    Thank you for linking it up with us at our party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ Please be so nice so as to link back in your post to the party. We would so love this! Thank you inadvance for doing so, and till next week!

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    1. Thanks! I did link to you in my "where I party." That link gets lots of traffic!

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  3. All looks so good! Would love for you to link up to my linky party! http://www.thegirlinthewildwest.com/

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  4. This looks too good. Those stuffed berries look amazing. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  5. This looks so good. I can't wait to try it. Thamks for linking with Wednesdays Adornrd From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi

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  6. I make the filled strawberries (or raspberries) with a cream cheese/cool whip mixture. The one with powdered sugar is much more like a frosting, which isn't as fluffy. Still delicious, but much heavier.

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  7. This looks ah-maz-ing! ;) I featured your post over at my Unveil Your Genius Link Party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/06/unveil-your-genius-link-party-17.html
    I hope you'll link up again soon! :)

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