Last Updated on February 5, 2022 by Ellen Christian
Looking for an old fashioned strawberry pie recipe? Try Aunt Jane’s strawberry pie and see why it’s one of my favorite homemade pies!
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There really isn’t much that tastes better than a good old fashioned American strawberry pie. Try it today!
Old Fashioned Strawberry Pie
In Vermont, our growing season is rather short-lived. Those of you down south are enjoying fresh fruits and veggies long before we can even put our vegetable gardens in.
One of the first fruit crops we get to enjoy here are strawberries and I look forward to it every year. We generally go strawberry picking and then I freeze what we picked to last us through the season until next year.
I love using strawberries in a variety of different recipes but strawberry pie is one of my all-time favorites. This strawberry pie recipe comes from the cookbook Edible Brooklyn. I’m sharing it with permission.
I was so impressed with how much it tastes just like Grandma’s strawberry pie. I prefer to make it with fresh fruit because I think it tastes better that way. But, if you need to, you can this strawberry pie with frozen strawberries. It’s very important that you drain them completely if you do.
How do you keep a strawberry pie from being runny?
Simply add one teaspoon of cornstarch for every cup of strawberries you add. This will help to thicken the juices so your pie isn’t runny. You should also be very careful to drain all of the juice before you add the berries.
The thickener will need time to thicken up while the pie cooks. So be sure that you are cooking it for long enough.
Of course, if you cannot pick fresh strawberries in your own yard, you can always go to one of those pick your own places if you have them in your area. If you don’t, I’m sure you can find fresh strawberries at a local farmer’s market or even in the produce section of your grocery store.
It’s always best to get organic strawberries so you avoid pesticides and chemicals in your pie.
Or, if you love strawberries, why not try this berry dessert recipe for an easy strawberry galette.
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- 2 prepared 9 inch pie crusts
- 4-5 cups hulled strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- juice from one lemon strained
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tablespooons flour, heaping
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut in little pieces
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the bottom pie crust in the pie plate.
- In a medium bowl, combine the fruit, sugar, lemon juice, salt and flour and heap the mixture into the pie shell.
- Dot the fruit mixture with utter and gently cover the pie with the second crust. Crimp the edges to seal. Using a sharp paring knife, make 5 2 inch slashes in the top of the pie crust to allow the steam to escape.
- place the pie in the oven on top of a cookie sheet to catch spills, and bake for 60-70 minutes. Keep an eye on the crust for the last 15 minutes to make sure it doesn't get too dark. If it starts to brown, cover the top loosely with aluminum foil. Once the juices begin to bubble out the sides of the tin, you'll know it's done.
- Serve the pie warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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