Hello folks and welcome back to the All Things Southern kitchen. Remember when I tossed that Youtube video up on how to make cathead biscuits? Well, it got a couple k hits immediately, which surprised me, but it also taught me that I take a lot of my recipes for granted. Like a Killer Strawberry Pie for instance. It made me wonder. Maybe there are a lot more of y’all that don’t know how easy it is to make a homemade pie than I might imagine. And what with strawberry season upon us– well, we can’t have that. You’ll have to sue me over the picture thing. I’ve made two or three of these lately and each time I forgot to take a pic for y’all. I’ll do that soon and circle back and insert it here. Right now, let’s get to that recipe!
“Killer Strawberry Pie”
6 cups washed and sliced strawberries
1 cup sugar
3-4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
*optional 2-4 drops red food color (if you want it really red!)
First things, first. You need to bake your pie crust so it can be cooling. I make mine from scratch– and you can find those directions below– but we’ll using a store bought crust because I’m more interested in showing y’all how easy it is to whip up the filling!
We’ll begin by washing and slicing 6 cups of strawberries. Then we’ll take a small bowl and crush about a cup and a half of these berries to use in our thickening. For that thickening, we’ll combine a cup of sugar and 3-4 tablespoons of corn starch in a small boiler with about a half cup of water and those crushed berries. We’ll stir this until it boils, turn it off and add 2-4 drops of red food coloring (if you want it deep red– food coloring is optional.)
We’ll add the rest of our berries to our cooled pie crust. And once this thickening has cooled, we’ll pour it over the berries and pop the whole pie into the refrigerator to chill. That’s it! Of course, you can make yourself a fancy smancy top crust, or you can top your pie with Cool Whip right before serving and place one big fat berry in the very center. Either way, you’ve got yourself a Killer Strawberry Pie! It’s good eating, from the All Things Southern kitchen to yours~
Simple Pie Crust Cube two sticks of chilled butter and cut into 2 and half cups of All Purpose flour. Add a teaspoon of salt and incorporate a half cup of water. Stop. Divide into two balls of dough and refrigerate for half an hour. Roll out and use like one of those refrigerated pie crusts. 🙂 Cook at 375 for 10-15 minutes.