Thursday, July 9, 2009


We picked thirty-five pounds! I don't know why, but once we started picking we just didn't stop. I had not one, but two great berry-picker's with me.

We ate lots and lots of them in the field, and quite honestly after working on them all day yesterday I really have no desire to eat another for quite awhile. But hopefully I will recover from my aversion to strawberries soon because we have lots and lots of them in the freezer now to be enjoyed in smoothies and baking all year.

I did manage to enjoy a slice of fresh strawberry pie last night. This is my mom's recipe (with a few adaptations) and it is always light and refreshing. Now you can enjoy it too!

Strawberry Pie:

One 9" crust, prepared. (I like to glaze mine with a little egg yolk mixed with milk and sugar so it stays nice and flaky and it also gives the crust a pretty golden hue.)

3 cups fresh strawberries, in halves or slices.

Arrange these evenly on your crust
3 cups strawberries, mashed

2 Tbsp Lemon juice
3 Tbsp corn starch

3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk together until corn starch dissolves, then bring to a boil. When mixture has boiled until sugar is dissolved and juices are clear, (not opaque) your sauce is ready to pour over the berries. Chill 2-3 hours, or until set, then serve with whipped cream and enjoy!
(making jam)


downthegardenpath said...

after digging the recipe out for you i decided to make strawberry pie for company. you can't beat the taste of fresh picked berries so although mine will be tasty it won't be devine. i've enjoyed the flurry of posts - your clematis is lovely. is that between the windows in front?

Michelle said...

Those strawberries look so good!

downthegardenpath said...

The pie was absoulutely delicious. Can't wait for a smoothie....