Strawberry Season Pie

| 5/7/2018 3:48:00 PM

Malorie DavisStrawberry season is upon us and what a wonderful time it is. Growing up in Southern California, where the growing conditions for berries are ideal, I was spoiled with plump and sweet strawberries throughout spring and summer. The local u-pick is not far from home and its always worth more than one trip per season. As soon as you step out of the car, you can smell the ripe-for-picking berries basking in the hot sun. It's dreamy!

The hardest part about picking strawberries is that they're so unbelievably delicious; part of you wants to enjoy them fresh because they're perfect, but the other part of you wants to bake something for the special occasion of having impeccable fruit at your disposal. It's really a battle in your mind, heart and stomach.

Here's my solution: Strawberry Pie. No longer do we need to fret over the question of baking or consuming as is. Fresh berries, a flavor enhancing component, and a baked pie crust. Not without the company of a fluffy and slightly sweet cream topping. It's all your hearts desires of the season in one pie slice.

I use a traditional pie crust to appropriately compliment the freshness of the berries and the healthiest version of whipped cream, coconut cream with honey. Balance is key in this one. The jam I use is sweetened only with fruit instead of refined sugar. Although, sometimes I use honey. Graham cracker crust (or gluten-free graham cracker crust) is another great alternative for this recipe. I like to pile the strawberries high. It's a sight for sore eyes.

strawberry pie
Photo property of Malorie Harris.

Strawberry Season Pie

Yields 1 Pie.

5/11/2018 7:06:11 PM

That sounds exactly like the strawberry pie we serve in PA Dutch Country. Heaven in a crust!

5/9/2018 3:12:15 PM

Sounds yummy!

5/9/2018 3:12:13 PM

Sounds so yummy!

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