Monday, May 13, 2019

Piled High Strawberry Pie
























I'm sure it comes as no surprise that there are pie recipes in The Diva Sweetens the Pie. I tried to steer clear of the usual pies, like lemon meringue and cherry, just because most people have tried and true recipes for those that they love. The book contains one cool recipe for pie crust that I love. It's made with frozen butter! Other than that, though, I went with different crumb crust type recipes because they're so easy and sometimes, they really elevate the flavors of the pie.

We ate this strawberry pie a lot last summer. It's a combination of cooked strawberries and raw strawberries, which gives it such a fresh flavor.

Piled High Strawberry Pie

1 8-inch pie pan

Graham Cracker Crust

9 sheets honey graham crackers
4 tablespoon butter

Pie Filling

2 pounds strawberries
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350.

Melt the butter. Pulse the graham crackers in a food processor until they are fine crumbs. With the food processor running, pour in the butter. Press into the pie pan with your fingers. Bake 8 - 12 minutes.

Wash the strawberries, hull, and cut into quarters lengthwise. Place two cups of the strawberries in a heavy-bottomed pot, add the sugar, and mash with a potato masher, leaving some clumps of strawberry. Add the cornstarch and mix until dissolved. Stir in the water and lemon juice and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook at a simmer (you may need to turn the heat down a bit) and cook until it thickens and turns red, approximately 2 minutes.

Pour enough of the uncooked strawberries into the prepared pie pan to cover the bottom in a single layer. They should not be perfectly arranged. Some should be turned up and others down. Ladle 1/3 of the hot strawberries over them. Add another layer of the uncooked strawberries, mounding them toward the center. Ladle another 1/3 of the cooked strawberries over them. Add the remaining strawberries, heaping them toward the middle. Ladle the remaining hot strawberries over top, slowly. (If you pour too fast it may overflow.) Try to cover all the bare strawberries.

Refrigerate until set. Serve with sweetened whipped cream. If you're feeling festive, pipe the whipped cream around the edge for a knockout appearance.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Beat the cream until it begins to hold a shape. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat.


Easy graham cracker crust. This is the only baking required!


Yum! Fresh strawberries. Note that they are cut lengthwise.

Cook until the strawberries and juices turn red.

Pile on the fresh strawberries and pour the cooked ones over them.


So pretty with whipped cream.



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32 comments:

  1. I love strawberries, especially sweetened. This pie looks delicious.
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  2. This looks delightful and perfect for the season. Thank you for the chance to win!
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  3. looks so yummy! thanks for the chance t win

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  4. That pie looks so yummy! I love how you did the whipped cream. Thanks for the contest. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. A beautiful and enticing pie perfect for summer. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. It's only breakfast time, but I really would like a piece of that pie. So far the strawberries available in the stores haven't been too tasty, can't wait for summer. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  7. What a beaut. so tempting and delightful to serve. refreshing and tasty. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I love strawberries and strawberry pie! Your recipe looks amazing and I'm looking forward to trying it. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  9. I think strawberry pie is the quintessential summer dessert. Thanks so much for your recipe! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  10. I have been looking for a new desert for hubby and i to make and this one sounds so good and looks so good! Thank you so much for posting this Krista! ptclayton2@aol.com Peggy Clayton

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  11. It can be a challenge, but when you find tasty strawberries it's a wonderful thing!
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  12. This pie looks amazing! Can't wait for fresh strawberries. Thanks for a chance to win. ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  14. I'm sure the strawberry pie will be a hit at the family Memorial Day cookout. Thanks for the recipe!

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  15. The pie looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for the chance to win. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  16. That pie looks so good. I love strawberries. turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  17. One of my favorite pies, have my mom’s recipe for one, looks delicious!

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  18. That looks awesome we had strawberry cake for my sister's mother's day pie sound more delish

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  19. Looks yummy! Thanks for the chance to win! flyingjstrails@aol.com

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  21. Oh my. My husband will love this! Looks so easy too. Yum gayleboyce@gmail.com

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  22. Strawberries are on sale in the grocery store and this looks like a great warm weather dessert. Now if only the weather would cooperate!
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  23. Love anything with strawberries & this recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  24. My first job was at Bobs Big Boy Restaurant. They had an awesome Strawberry Pie. Every shift I just had to have a slice. Wow, I miss those days. I’m definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. The book too. Sounds very intriguing. Thank you for the chance to win. Plrusk@msn.com

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  25. This looks amazing! Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  26. Looks so good. Hoping to pick up strawberries at the farmers market this week
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  28. Love fresh strawberries! Love cozies too!
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  29. I love strawberry pie of any kind. Thanks for the great giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Copied and saved your recipe. Going to make it with gluten-free graham crackers for my strawberry-loving daughter's June birthday. Thanks!
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