Strawberry Pie

Since I’m going to be spending the summer in North Carolina instead of Los Angeles this year, I thought it important to prioritize a list of things to accomplish while I’m here. In the next 3 months, I need to:

1. Float down a river in an inner tube. Preferably with a cold drink in my hand.

2. Go on an afternoon hike and see at least 1 waterfall.

3. Drink sweet tea until I feel sick.

4. Go to an outdoor concert. Preferably on a warm, muggy night. If someone hands me a cold beer while this is happening, I won’t turn it down.

5. Splurge on a ridiculously nice dinner with my husband.(I can do this anywhere but it still needs to happen in the near future)

6. Go to Saluda’s Coon Dog Day Festival. Seriously people, you just don’t find these kinds of things in CA.

7. Eat biscuits and gravy for breakfast. At least 5 times.

8. Sit on my parent’s front porch and read a book.

9. Spend the day at a small mountain town I’ve never visited before.

10. Make a strawberry pie and eat it within 24 hours. Check!

Well, I have one down and a mere 9 more items to go. If you want to add any of these to your summer list, please feel free. Except #8. That might be weird. But this strawberry pie is something that you absolutely need to make happen. Strawberries, sugar, a pinch of corn starch, and pie crust. And if you want to omit that last ingredient and just spoon this over ice cream, that works just fine too.

What’s on your to-do list for the summer?

Strawberry Pie

This recipe is a long-time favorite of my stepfather and his family. Hope you all enjoy it as well.

  • 1 quart strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 baked pie crust
  • Whipped cream

Place half of the berries in the baked pie crust. In a large sauce pan, mash up the remaining berries. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and add the sugar and cornstarch. Reduce the heat to medium and cook slowly, about 5 to 10 minutes or until the mixture is thickened.

Allow to cool for a few minutes, and then pour over the uncooked berries. Chill for at least 1 hour. Top with whipped cream.

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8 Thoughts on “Strawberry Pie

  1. Julie on May 20, 2011 at said:

    11. Visit your Rabbit Island – for old time’s sake.
    12. On a Saturday night, visit Main Street. Watch high schoolers arrive and spend hours impressing each other, watch the seniors greet each other and catch up on the old gossip, enjoy the live music and the old car show.

  2. Julie on May 20, 2011 at said:

    One more…most important:

    13. Have a clown cookie from MacFarlan’s…really anything from MacFarlan’s!!

  3. Tere Payne on May 21, 2011 at said:

    Sitting on that porch is one of my very favorite things.

  4. I just got back from North Carolina and it is absolutely gorgeous! The outer banks islands should be on your list too. Corolla, the 4 wheel drive beach, was heavenly and there were very few people, though that may not be the case in the busy season. Your strawberry pie looks decadent!

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  6. Abbie on June 8, 2011 at said:

    14. Pizza at Barley’s and/or Mellow Mushroom!
    15. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner at Tupelo Honey!

  7. I think I have a thing for strawberries, I must try this!
    Looks so good. Tell your step father I said so too.

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