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Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! by Mae West
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Old Fashioned Strawberry Pie

Strawberry season is almost over in the south of the USA, so I'm trying to get as many recipes done with fresh strawberries. Even though we find strawberries year round, it just doesn't taste the same. So go ahead and get some fresh strawberries while you can and bake a pie or a cake.

Pie Crust:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 sticks(1 cup) unsalted butter, very cold, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
6 to 8 tablespoons ice cold water

Pie Filling:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
1 tablespoon butter

Combine flour, salt, sugar and butter in a food processor, pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing until dough begins to clump together.
Place dough on a clean surface and separate into 2 portions. Shape dough into 2 disks. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, place strawberries in a bowl and mix it with flour and sugar and let it sit 15-20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425F.

Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out on a floured surface to fit a 9 inch pie dish, prick bottom with a fork. Pour strawberries into pastry lined pan, and dot fruit with butter.
Roll out top crust and place on top of fruit. Seal the edges with a fork or whichever way you like.
Cut slits on top so the steam will be released while cooking. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is slightly browned.


  1. Holy cow, I have never heard of strawberry pie but this looks amazing Bia!!!

  2. I have never made a fruit pie before but NOW I want to! Looks amazing! AND I've never heard of basil pearls??? They make the salad in your previous post look great also! Enjoy your day!

  3. This is how my grandmother made it. So good! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm baking right now this pie! hope it's going to be good as it looks! thank u for the recipe!

  5. i will do it today!! thank you!!

  6. Um...Bia, have you checked your comment section lately? Seems to be lots of advertising. But your strawberry pie looks scrumptious and I'm going to make it soon. Thanks.

  7. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this recipe. This has been my go to recipe for pie crust and for strawberry pie. I like it because it's so simple and doesn't use shortening, I always get a lot of compliments when I make this.

  8. This looks so good! I really want to make this tomorrow but I don't have a food processor. I'm wondering if I can use a pastry blender for the crust dough or if I really need to go get a food processor??