I have a whole flat of beautifully ripe, locally grown, organic strawberries.
What to do...what to do...?
Eat several right away before even arriving home with my red bounty?...yes.. that's good.
Mix a few into my morning yogurt along with some of my luscious homegrown boysenberries?....
Mmmm...yes, good again.
Make strawberry jam? Well, yes, but not right now. Must figure out what to do with these fresh berries. They don't keep fresh long you know.
I know!! I will make a fresh strawberry pie! I've never done that before. I've eaten lots of fresh strawberry pie, in restaurants mostly, but never have I made my own at home.
Now where was that recipe I found after much searching and exploring? Oh yeah, right here in my Betty Crocker Big Red cookbook. Silly me. Looking all over the internet for a simple pie recipe and here was one right here at home. Some slight modifications, and the recipe is now mine. Ha!
So made pie I did:
Fresh Shiny Red Strawberry Pie
All those fresh, ripe & tangy strawberries mixed in there with a just a little sugar for sweetness and a little cornstarch to make a nice thick syrup that holds everything together.
Shiny Red Pie ~ closeup
Just strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, water and a flaky homemade pie crust.
Fruit as nature (and Betty Crocker) intended it.
Ooh... a piece is missing...
My Dessert ~ MMmmmmm....
Well, it's almost completely natural and unadorned. Gotta have a little whipped cream for decoration, you know.
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