Grandma’s Strawberry Pie

Grandma's Strawberry Pie
A summer time treat that holds a lot of memories!

Grandma’s Strawberry Pie

Nothing says summer more than Grandma’s Strawberry Pie. Keeping with the theme of my favorite summer bakes, this one is from my Grandma Kingham’s repertoire of recipes. We lost Grandma 20 years ago, but with this recipe and many others (I’ve shared from grandma, it sure keeps her memory alive and well today!

When I was talking to my mom about the recipe, she told me she had a fantastic memory. When the family was visiting grandma, all of us had a piece of strawberry pie she had recently made. With only a couple of slices remaining of that delicous pie; mom remembered when a friend of the family stopped by, grandpa went running into the house exclaiming, “Hide the Pie!” We laughed so hard. I can just see grandpa running in to let grandma know to hide the pie. He clearly had plans for it later!

The best part of this pie, you can make it and put it together just before guests arrive to ensure its as fresh as possible. Making the filling is super easy, the patience comes in the preparation of the strawberries.

Enjoy your results and once the strawberries are in full season this summer, be sure to share your bakes on this site or follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TraceBakes/ and feel free to post your comments and share your favorite bakes.

Enjoy the bake!

Grandma’s Strawberry Pie

2 quarts of strawberries fresh

Take 1 quart of clean, tops removed and cut in half and smash in a medium-sized bowl. I used a potato masher.

The other quart of strawberries, clean up by cutting in-half.

Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp of lemon juice in a small sauce pan. Add smashed strawberries.

Over medium heat, bring to a boil stirring constantly. Once you hit boiling, it should thicken very quickly. Remove from heat, transfer to a glass bowl and let cool. The longer you cool it, the thicker it will get.

Once fully cooled, place in a pre-baked pie shell. You can use a simple sweet dough butter recipe for best results.

Place 1/2 of the strawberries in the pie shell, then cover with strawberry filling. Top with the remaining strawberries and garnish with your favorite whipped topping. Cool Whip or Fresh Whipped Cream.

Cool in fridge for a couple of hours and serve!

Enjoy the results.

 

 

 

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