Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Strawberry Pie

I came across this recipe last week and made this pie. This week when we went past the strawberries Phil just happens to mention how they are 2 for $4 (hint, HINT) so I got 2 more and made it again.
You need two pounds of strawberries
3 T. cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 cup of sugar
1-8 or 9 inch pie shell (just the bottom)

Poke the pie crust with a fork in several places. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.
Wash, core and slice the strawberries, cut the slices into smaller peices.
Take about a cup of strawberrie and mash them. Put them into a pan with the cornstarch, water, and sugar. Stir well, and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minute while stirring until thickened.

Put the rest of the strawberries in the pie shell and pour the thickened mixture over the top.  Put in the refrigerator to cool for several hours.

Other than that I made up a new batch of sauerkraut today which is sitting on the table fermenting.
This was 2 heads of cabbage. Recipe for the sauerkraut can be found in the Preserving section.


  1. You have fresh strawberries in your area? I am so jealous. We have two more months and I loooooove strawberries.

  2. These weren't local, I'm sure. Just what was in the store and on sale. Local would have been nicer.

  3. Strawberry pie and sauerkraut. Talk about "chalk and cheese"! What a contrast.

  4. I make a similar recipe...simple and simply wonderful. tickled for you that you're finding good strawberries this time of year!

  5. It kind of amazes me that I grew up with parents that grew and butchered their own food, made their own syrup but I never knew what sauerkraut was until about 10 years ago when I learned how easy it was to make. Some things my parents knew how to do real well and some things they had no clue on. I can still remember how we had a great rhubarb patch which my mother never used but she could make some great pickled beats, picalilli and watermelon rind pickles.

  6. Yummy looking pie! makes me want to go buy strawberries and get busy and make one!

  7. I almost bought strawberries again this week because they were on sale again, lol, but I managed to get away from them before Phil saw them. Geez, all this good food is not doing my weight much good. I'll be glad when I have strawberries of my own again.