Easy Strawberry Pie
It’s strawberry season and that always makes me nostalgic for home and my childhood. I grew up in Vermont across the field from my grandparents who farmed strawberries. My Grandma passed away this year and I have been reminiscing by looking through her recipes.
Strawberries are home to me, so in honor of the season and Grandma I decided to try this recipe of hers and share it with you.
Make Your Pie Dough
Start by baking the crust. Grab a pie dough recipe and roll out your dough. I made mine from scratch, but the graham cracker option would work great too. Or you could buy yours and make this even simpler.
I also made little pie dough cups in my muffin tin. Cause lets face it, everything’s cuter in miniature. I could’ve rolled out the dough for the muffin cups all at once and cut circles with a glass, but instead I rolled the dough into small balls and let Charlotte roll it out that way. When she helped to roll the bottom of the pie out it was hard for her to get to the edges, so I was trying to make it easier for her. She did well with this and I put the dough between two freezer bags (we didn’t have any parchment paper), to keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin as she worked.
Bake the pie dough for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees and let cool.
Next, we cooked down the strawberries on the stove. Oh my goodness, they smelled amazing! It reminded me of being a kid and the hot sweet smell of strawberry jam cooking on the stove. It took about 10 mins. at med-high heat to thicken. Set this aside and let it cool for awhile.
Then, we sliced up the strawberries to go in the sauce from the stove. Charlotte wanted to cut the strawberries, but has not had a lot of practice with using knives yet. My husband came up with a great idea to keep her fingers out of the way while she was cutting. We gave her a fork to hold them while she sliced so she didn’t have to hold the strawberry with her fingers.
We were supposed to let the strawberry sauce cool. But…. we couldn’t wait. It smelled too good! The kids and I each had one of the muffin cup pies. We added a few of the sliced strawberries and a spoonful of Cool Whip to the sauce. They were so good and the cups are just the right size for snacking.
Time to eat!
This recipe was super easy and it was a big hit with my family. It tastes like homemade strawberry jam and the fresh strawberries mixed in adds a little tartness to the flavor. They gave it just the right mix so it wasn’t too sweet.
Let me know if you try it.
Thanks for reading,
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