Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Strawberries Pie time

We had a long winter and spring came 5 weeks late for us and the weather has been a bit on the unpredictable side, storms and lower than normal temps. Just when I started to wonder would summer ever be here, then I saw these at the grocer.

I had been disappointed a few times this year, but these were different. They had that sweet wonderful smell of in season strawberries and they were so sweet too. I had to do something with it.

Mr Wonderful always tells me he doesn't care for sweet and he will eat anything... Well, well, everyone has a preference... and the truth is, he likes pies. I made a simple quick Strawberries pie for our Memorial weekend. 

Simple Strawberries Pie

  • 2 sheets roll-out pie crust 
  • White sugar, for top of crust 
  • 1 egg, separated into yoke and white, lightly whisked with a fork 
  • Sugar for sprinkle 
  • 4 cups strawberries, washed and hulled 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted 
  • 1 Tbsp instant Tapioca 
  • Pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll out 1 sheet of the pie crust and put in a 8-inch pie plate, brush the crust with beaten egg white. Set a side.

Roll out the other sheet and cut into 1/2-inch strips with a pizza cutter or pastry wheel. Set aside (You don’t have to be perfect)

In a large bowl, mix together 4 cups of strawberries, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla ,melted butter and salt

Add Tapioca, toss well. You can use cornstarch. I prefer tapioca in berry and soft fruits pie.The taste is cleaner to me and the fruit gel tighter and make a better presentation when you serve. 

Pile the strawberries into the prepared crust. 

Arrange the strips over the top of the pie in a lattice pattern. 

Use a fork and crimp down the edges, trim off any excess strips. 

Take 1 tbsp of yoke, mix with 1 tbsp of mix to make the egg wash. Brush the top.

Sprinkle with sugar evenly. 

Place pie on a foil lined baking sheet. It will bubble over, the foil will save you a lot of cleaning up later!

Bake the pie for an hour and until the top is golden brown.


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