I really love baking, and baking a berry pie was on my “summer bucket list” so the 4th of July seemed like the perfect day to do it! We didn’t have a whole lot of time because it was a last minute decision, so I searched Pinterest for an easy strawberry pie recipe and holy moly, did I stumble upon the easiest and most delicious strawberry pie recipe I’ve ever had! (This is not my recipe, you can find the original recipe here)
The longest part of the recipe was hulling and slicing the strawberries, but I have this super cool tool that I got off Amazon last year on Prime Day! (It seriously cuts the time in half.. maybe more!) I started with washing 3 pounds of strawberries in my Thieves Fruit and Veggie wash to remove the dirt and pesticides (strawberries are on the “worst” list of fruits that hold onto pesticides) and then hulled and sliced them. The next step is to add the zest of 1 lemon, 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 tbsp of cornstarch and a pinch of salt to the bowl of strawberries and stir until mixed. For the pie crust, I used the pre-made Pillsbury pie crust box that comes with 2 ready to go crusts. I put the first one in the bottom, poured my strawberry mixture on top, and then cut the second one into my lattice strips and some stars for the perfect patriotic touch. The pie bakes at 425 for 10 minutes and then at 350 for an hour – if your crust is baking too fast, cover with tin foil but I didn’t have that problem.
The recipe talks about how the lemon balances the sweetness of the strawberries and how the molasses in the brown sugar gives the recipe depth, and they are not kidding!! It’s one of those pies you could literally eat all of before you realize what’s happened… I highly recommend making it this summer, and then come back and tell me how it was!
Happy 4th of July from my little family!
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