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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fresh Strawberry Pie

It's fresh strawberry season and I dropped by Maggie Valley to get some fresh ones.  They are so good this year.  I don't know if the rain we have had made them sweeter or what but they have so much flavor this year. So what do you do when you have fresh strawberries?  You make a pie of course.  This is a new pie for me to try.  It is part Shoney's strawberry pie part creamy goodness on the bottom.  I think you will like this pie.

That is a pretty pie.   And you don't even see the surprise on bottom.
 Make sure you have a deep dish pie shell.  Bake it following the package directions and let cool before using.
 Start with  8 oz softened cream cheese
 Add 3/4 cup sugar
 Mix well until nice and creamy.
 Add 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream.
 Beat until you have soft peaks.   You can add lemon zest and a little juice if you like at this time.  I chose not to.
 Add the cream cheese mixture to the bottom of the pie shell.  Slice the strawberries and add to the top of the cream cheese.
 Now for the top of the pie.  Add 1 cup water to a saucepan.
 Add 2 Tablespoons cornstarch.
 Whip until smooth.
 Add 3/4 cup sugar
 Stirring constantly until it starts to boil.
 Once it boils and starts to thicken...
 Remove from heat and add gelatin to the mixture and stir until dissolved.
 Pour the gelatin on top of the strawberries.  Place in the fridge and let chill for a couple of hours.
 The gelatin is set and the pie is ready.
 You see the surprise on the bottom?
I think you will like this different strawberry pie.

Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe
1 deep pie crust baked and cooled
strawberries washed hulled and dried
8 oz softened cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 oz pkg strawberry gelatin


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