Mar
13

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie is made with a few ingredients and is full of fresh strawberry flavor! Fresh sliced strawberries are layered over a graham cracker crust and topped with whipped cream! 

Strawberry Pie - graham cracker crust with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream!

Happy Pi Day! Ok, technically Pi Day isn’t until tomorrow, but I am sharing this recipe with you today so that you can celebrate tomorrow with this Strawberry Pie. Pi day is the one day where my two different worlds collide. You probably don’t know this because I mostly talk about food here but I crunch numbers all day every day. I’m not just talking small numbers, I mean big numbers. Billions. And no, it’s not my bank account numbers that I’m crunching. Sometimes it makes my brain hurt. When I need a little break from crunchy numbers, I bake or make delicious treats to share with you.

I’m a math geek at heart and I love numbers but I love pie even more. I’ll find any excuse to make a pie so I grabbed some fresh strawberries, a few other simple ingredients and made this easy yet impressive strawberry pie.

Strawberry Pie - graham cracker crust with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream!

Because so much flavor is packed into one little berry, I wanted to keep this pie simple. I added a few tablespoons of strawberry preserves to enhance the flavor and thicken the filling. The whipped cream topping is the perfect addition. Even if you don’t love pie, you will love this strawberry pie. Trust me.

Strawberry Pie - graham cracker crust with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream! Strawberry Pie - graham cracker crust with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream! Strawberry Pie - graham cracker crust with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream!

Grab a slice and enjoy some pie. Don’t forget to share a piece with your friends or family too!

Yields 1 9-inch pie

Strawberry Pie
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Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 12 graham crackers (2 1/2 x 5 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 2 quarts (about 5 cups) fresh strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, combine graham crackers and sugar. Pulse until finely ground. Add butter and pulse until crumbs are moistened. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the side of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until crust is lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  2. While pie crust is cooling, in a medium saucepan combine 2 cups strawberries, strawberry preserves, water, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer. Using a fork or potato masher, gently mash strawberries. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in remaining strawberries. Pour strawberry mixture over cooled pie crust. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add confectioners' sugar and beat until combined. Spread whipped cream over pie, garnish with a few additional berries. Serve immediately.

Notes

*You may use a ready made graham cracker pie crust instead of the homemade version in this recipe.

http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/03/13/strawberry-pie/

Source: adapted from Martha Stewart

Strawberry Pie - graham cracker crust with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream!

While you are making the strawberry pie, you might as well make my favorite Blueberry Pie too! Eat more pie!

Blueberry Pie


Try a few more pie recipes from my friends:

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie by Recipe Runner

Peach Raspberry Pie by Beyond Frosting

Caramel Turtle Pie by Life Love and Sugar

White Chocolate Cheesecake Pie by Blahnik Baker

38 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This is the perfect pie for pi day, Ashley! I love how easy this is to throw together. And I think I could go for a slice for breakfast right now, too! Pinned!

  2. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I love this pie!!!! and I love that you are a math geek!!! I suck at math . . thank God for my husband, who is also a math geek and loves numbers. . he helps my daughter with all her math homework. . but I’d be the one chowing down on this pie!!! delicious!!! and so pretty!

  3. Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife

    I LOVE strawberry pie!! This just makes me even more excited for spring and all the berries that I will inevitably consume. I know exactly what I am making this weekend! 🙂

  4. marcie

    I haven’t had strawberry pie in ages, and this looks heavenly! Your photos are so pretty!

  5. Kelly

    Love this gorgeous pie! The fresh strawberries sound perfect with the whipped cream! Perfect for Pi Day!

  6. Ashley

    What a pretty pie! And with strawberries – my favorite!!

    haha I am not so hot at math! I have a few good friends who are accountants and I cannot imagine doing that!!

  7. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    This is a beautiful pie and the perfect way to celebrate Pi Day! I’m glad we can nerd out together over math, science and food! XO

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Love your photos! I love this unique pie for Pi Day and the springiness that strawberries and cream bring to desserts 🙂

  9. Betty

    Thank heavens it’s almost strawberry season! This pie is absolutely gorgeous- the perfect way to celebrate Pi Day. 🙂

  10. Annie @ Annie's Noms

    This is so beautiful Ashley! Pi day or not, I need this strawberry pie!!

  11. Zainab

    Oh this is stunning!! I love strawberries and this pie just encompasses the best of the summer.

  12. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    I went a little overboard this pi day – crust overload. This sweet, light pie would’ve been a great addition and would’ve rounded out to 3.14 pies tried over the weekend 😉

  13. Veronica@downcakerylane

    I think my kids are going to go crazy over this! Those are some gorgeous berries! I love your photos! Math was not my favorite, lol and I dread math hw with the kids. History teacher here

  14. Amanda

    So pretty! This pie looks delicious!!!

  15. Loreann

    I found this on the Dream. Create. Inspire bloghop and OH MY does this look delicious and easy enough. I will definitely be trying this!!

    xo,
    Loreann
    http://whosjomama.wordpress.com

  16. Meghan @ Freezer Friendly Moms

    This pie looks so beautiful! I have some strawberries on my counter right now…I think I know just where they are going tomorrow!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  17. Ash

    Hi! I found your page on the All Things With Purpose’s link party. I love strawberries! Your pie and your photos look great! Pinning for later.

  18. Erica

    This looks so yummy and your photos are awesome! Thanks for linking up to Wordless Wednesday! xoxo

  19. Theresa @DearCreatives

    Looks so yummy. Strawberries are my favorites. Pinned & shared. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Hope to see you again soon!

  20. Stephanie

    Wow, the photo.. I can’t look away as the pie looks THAT good.

  21. Paula

    Love this Strawberry pie recipe and LOVE your new site!!!!

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  26. Alan

    On the planet 190 countries. All use the metric system of measures. And only 3 countries (USA, Liberia, and Burma) uses the pounds, quarts, and other not obvious system. I have a very modest probe from representatives of 98% of the population of this planet… at least in parentheses, write the value in grams and liters. Millions of people will thank you. (Hello from China) thank you very much.

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