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Ever since Riley was first able to eat solids her absolute favorite food was strawberries. Last year was my first time strawberry picking and Riley loved it so I knew we had to make it a tradition to do it every year. There is nothing quite like the taste of a fresh picked strawberry. Especially, when it is the key ingredient in a Strawberry Pie. You’ll be shocked how simple and easy it is to create this Summer time pie.
With this Strawberry Pie I took it one step further by lining the crust with Hershey’s baking chocolate. This extra step made it that much tastier and it made the crust last longer because it didn’t get as soggy as a normal strawberry pie does because the chocolate acted like a sealant. The addition of the chocolate also added time to the process of making the pie, which is why I used a pre-made crust. I would also recommend making the pie the night before you plan on serving it so that you give it plenty of time to set. You definitely do not want a runny strawberry pie.
- Pre-made pie crust
- Hershey’s Baking Chocolate
- Quart of fresh strawberries
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup water
- Bake the pie crust according to the directions on the package.
- Hull and slice a quart of strawberries.
- Set a 1/4 of the strawberries aside to line the bottom of the pie crust.
- The remaining 3/4 of the strawberries mash with a masher and stir in the sugar.
- Once the pie crust cools, brush the melted Hershey’s chocolate on the bottom of the pie crust and stick into the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
- Once the chocolate hardens line the crust with the 1/4 of strawberries sliced.
- Then place the mashed strawberries with sugar over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring frequently.
- In a separate mixing boil combine the cornstarch and water.
- Gradually add the cornstarch mixture to the berries. Stir until the mixture until it begins to thicken over medium heat.
- Pour the mixture over the fresh strawberries in the pie crust and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours to let the pie set.
If you’re looking for more ways to use fresh strawberries, be sure to check out my Strawberry Jam without Pectin or Strawberry Mascarpone Cheesecake. You’d also most likely like my Garden to Table Recipes, which features some of the best recipes around that use fresh ingredients in their creations.