recipe for strawberry pie

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

3 hours 15 mins
Vadim Rachok
10.05.2024
10.05.2024
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Let’s make a delicious pie with sweet, juicy strawberries and a crispy, homemade crust. This dessert is sure to steal your heart. Before you make this delicious dessert, read about its taste and history. Then follow the recipe and try to make this perfect strawberry pie at home. It will not take up much of your time. With minimal effort and simple ingredients, you can make this dessert on your own! 

What is Strawberries Pie?

Strawberry tart is a delicious dessert that is known for its sweet and tangy flavor, its bright red color, and its flaky crust. Strawberry pie tastes like a natural sweetness from a ripe strawberry, balanced with just a hint of tang, especially when combined with a touch of sugar and lemon juice in its filling. The buttery, golden crust adds a satisfying crunch and texture to every bite, making it a favorite among strawberry lovers.

Strawberries Pie Origin

As for its origins, strawberry pie is believed to have originated in the United States. Strawberries have been grown there since early colonial times. During spring and summer, home cooks and bakers were inspired to make strawberry-based desserts and pies. Over time, especially in regions where strawberries are abundant, strawberry pie became a popular dessert choice for picnics, potlucks, and family gatherings. Today, strawberry pie continues to be a classic dessert that is enjoyed throughout the United States and around the world, especially during the peak of the strawberry season.

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Strawberries Pie Ingredients

  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are strawberry pie’s star ingredient, providing vibrant color, juicy sweetness, and fruity flavor.
  • Sugar: Sugars are added to the strawberry to emphasize its natural sweetness and to create a caramel to bind the cake.
  • Butter: Butter is often used to add richness and flavor to the caramel.
  • Anise: Anise seeds or ground anise can be used to add a subtle licorice flavor to the pie caramel. 
  • Water: Water is used as the base for caramel. 
  • Salt: A pinch of salt is often added to balance the sweetness and enhance the overall flavor profile.
  • Shortbread dough:
  • Flour: All-purpose flour provides structure and texture to the shortbread dough.
  • Chilled Butter: Chilled butter is cut into the flour to create a crumbly texture and rich taste in the shortbread crust.
  • Chicken Egg: A beaten egg is added to the dough. It binds the ingredients together and adds moisture.
  • Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar sweetens the shortcake dough and contributes to its tender texture.
  • Salt: Small amounts of salt are added to the dough to enhance flavor and balance sweetness.

Strawberries Pie Recipe

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  1. In a blender bowl, mix the flour, powdered sugar, salt, and butter. Blend until the butter becomes crumbly. 
  2. Then, add the egg and blend for another 10 seconds. Then put the mixture on the table.
  3. Form the dough and put it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. To make the caramel: Add sugar to a cold saucepan. Melt at a low temperature until golden brown.
  5. Add the butter, water, salt and anise. Cook over low heat until the water evaporates and the mixture thickens (15-20 minutes). Remove the anise.
  6. Then, cut the strawberries into slices.
  7. Take the dough out of the refrigerator, roll it out to a thickness of 0.5 cm, and cut it to fit the shape of a baking dish.
  8. Put the dough on the parchment and cover with another sheet of parchment. Put it in the freezer for 30-40 minutes.
  9. Cover the baking dish with parchment, put the strawberries, and pour the caramel over them. Top with the dough from the freezer.
  10. Then, preheat the oven to 356 degrees F (180 degrees C). Put it in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
  11. Remove the cake from the oven, and let it stabilize for 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • Strawberries can be sprinkled with vanilla sugar and cinnamon for a more original flavor.
  • Instead of caramel, you can use patissiere cream.  

Can You Use a Frozen Pie Crust to Make a Strawberry Pie?

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Of course, you can. If you’d rather get a ready-to-bake crust from your grocery store’s freezer section, go ahead. This pie also works beautifully with both refrigerated and homemade pie crusts. Just be sure to blind-bake the crust you choose all the way through before you fill it. 

Can Be Frozen Strawberries Used in Strawberry Pie?

This cake is filled with fresh strawberries, which gives it its beautiful, made-from-scratch look and feel. Frozen strawberries don’t hold their shape as well as fresh strawberries, so it’s best to avoid using frozen strawberries. However, if you choose to use frozen strawberries, remember that they have a higher water content than fresh berries. So if you use frozen berries, be sure to thaw the strawberries completely and drain off any excess liquid before blending. Just make sure that the frozen berries you use are unsweetened!

Recipe Variations

  • Decorate using toppings: To complete the look, garnish with fresh strawberries, thyme sprigs, lavender flowers, or chamomile flowers.
  • Make it gluten-free: Make this recipe gluten-free by skipping the store-bought pie crust and making your own gluten-free pie crust.
  • Skip the slicing step: Save time and skip the strawberry slicing! Use whole fresh strawberries and place them in the crust with the tips up.

Storing Fresh Strawberry Pie

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Strawberry pie is best enjoyed the day it’s made. You can refrigerate leftover pie for up to 3 days, but the crust will become soggier and the filling may become more watery. To store fresh strawberry pie, cover it loosely with plastic wrap or a reusable cover such as beeswax wrap. (Avoid storing it in an airtight container, as this can trap moisture.)

Making Ahead of Time

You can make the strawberry filling a day or two ahead and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you are making the pie in advance. You can also pre-bake the pie crust a day or two ahead. Place it in a large (2-gallon) freezer bag and keep it on the counter. On the day of serving, assemble the pie and top with whipped cream.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
This strawberry pie is my favorite pie, and it's very easy to make. I got the recipe many years ago in North Jersey from the Sussex County Strawberry Farm.
recipe for strawberry pie
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
The ingredients you need:
18 ounces (500 g) strawberries
2,5 ounces (70 g) sugar
1,4 ounces (40 g) butter
1 star anise
3,5 ounces (100 g) water
0,04 ounces (1 g) salt
9 ounces (250 g) flour
3,5 ounces (100 g) chilled butter
1 pc chicken egg
0,04 ounces (1 g) salt
2,5 ounces (70 g) powdered sugar
Let’s start !
1

In a blender bowl, mix the flour, powdered sugar, salt, and butter. Blend until the butter becomes crumbly.

2

Add the egg and blend for another 10 seconds. Then put the mixture on the table.

3

Form the dough and put it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

4

Caramel: Add sugar to a cold saucepan. Melt at a low temperature until golden brown.

5

Add the butter, water, salt and anise. Cook over low heat until the water evaporates and the mixture thickens (15-20 minutes). Remove the anise.

6

Cut the strawberries into slices.

7

Take the dough out of the refrigerator, roll it out to a thickness of 0.5 cm, and cut it to fit the shape of a baking dish.

8

Put the dough on the parchment and cover with another sheet of parchment. Put it in the freezer for 30-40 minutes.

9

Cover the baking dish with parchment, put the strawberries, and pour the caramel over them. Top with the dough from the freezer.

10

Preheat the oven to 356 degrees F (180 degrees C). Put it in the oven for 30-40 minutes.

11

Remove the cake from the oven, and let it stabilize for 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 6 Calories: 2630
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g14%
Saturated Fat 5g26%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 109mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 42g15%
Dietary Fiber 2g6%
Total Sugars 29g 
Protein 2g3%
Vitamin C 45mg50%
Calcium 26mg2%
Iron 1mg4%
Potassium 147mg3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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