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Gourmet's Strawberry Pie Recipe

Get Your Final Fix of Strawberries With Strawberry Pie

The other day I was going on about wanting to make strawberry pie (I saw the recipe in Gourmet's June issue) when my friend interrupted me. She pointed out that sadly, strawberry season is almost over! Determined to make the pie, I headed to my local market in hopes of finding the last of the season's berries. Lucky me, they still had some left!This pie is sweet, delicious, and surprisingly easy to make. It takes time to set and chill, so make it the night before you plan on serving it. If you want to taste this pie, make it soon, before strawberry season ends. To check out the recipe,

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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

For crust*:
1 (5-oz) package shortbread cookies
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
For filling:
2 lb (1 1/2-inch) strawberries, hulled (see cooks' note, below)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2 1/4 tsp)

Directions

  1. Make crust: preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
  2. Pulse cookies in a food processor to fine crumbs, then pulse in sugar and butter until combined. Press crumb mixture evenly onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  3. Prepare filling and assemble pie: select 20 large strawberries as close to same size as possible and set aside.
  4. Cut remaining berries into 1/4-inch dice and toss with sugar and lemon juice. Let stand, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  5. Drain berries in a sieve set into a large glass measuring cup. Add enough water to measure 2 cups. Transfer liquid to a medium saucepan and reserve berries.
  6. Sprinkle gelatin over strawberry liquid and let soften 1 minute. Bring to a bare simmer, stirring until gelatin has dissolved. Add diced berries then transfer to a metal bowl set into an ice bath and stir frequently until mixture begins to mound, 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Spoon 1/2 cup filling into piecrust and arrange reserved whole berries, stem ends down, on filling. Spoon remaining filling over and between berries. Chill pie until filling is set, at least 4 hours.

Makes 8 servings.

Make ahead: piecrust can be made 2 days ahead and kept (covered once cool) at room temperature. Filled pie can be chilled, loosely covered, up to 1 day. While not as dramatic as whole large berries, if you find juicy small berries, cut them into quarters or halves. It may take longer for mixture to set, but the pie will taste just as good.

*I prefer a thick crust, so I doubled the crust recipe.


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taratootie taratootie 7 years
I just bought some local, organic berries and made this... sooooo goooood! You should all make this... its super easy! I added a few rasperries and a white chocolate glaze. I am seriously making it again tomorrow! Thanks YUM!
luxington luxington 7 years
My mom makes a variation on this, it involves raspberry jello instead of plain gelatin. It is the only food containing jello that I will eat.
hautepink hautepink 7 years
i bet this one is good but you can make a non-dairy , vegan version...i found the recipe online for a strawberry pie that is made with cornstarch instead of gelatin ( i swear it's good) and just buy the pie crust pre-made and it's not made with butter!!!
hautepink hautepink 7 years
i bet this one is good but you can make a non-dairy , vegan version... i found the recipe online for a strawberry pie that is made with cornstarch instead of gelatin ( i swear it's good) and just buy the pie crust pre-made and it's not made with butter!!!
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 7 years
Yummy! Doesn't look too difficult to make either.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
This looks amazing. Where I'm from we pick Strawberries in July so I've got plenty of time.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
I love strawberries! Yum, this looks soooo good!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
I love strawberries! Yum, this looks soooo good!
skatie07 skatie07 7 years
looks good, though
skatie07 skatie07 7 years
looks good, though
skatie07 skatie07 7 years
it's not vegetarian :/
skatie07 skatie07 7 years
it's not vegetarian :/
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I would think that this would be nummy using gingersnaps instead of shortbread cookies. :)
lily_xx lily_xx 7 years
This looks soooo good... I'm going to try the recipe!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 7 years
yummy
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 7 years
yummy
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
except for here they make it with a regular pie crust
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
I LOVE strawberry pie! And this is the first place I've ever seen it on a menu and tried it (in Pennsylvania.)
zombielove zombielove 7 years
im so glad strawberries are always available where i live:D
zombielove zombielove 7 years
im so glad strawberries are always available where i live :D
smhooper smhooper 7 years
mmmm...yummy!! i have to try this one out!!
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