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Fresh Strawberry Pie (No Jello!) – My Baking Addiction
Today, we’re going to delve into the world of irresistibly delicious fresh strawberry pie. This tantalizing recipe from My Baking Addiction is bursting with juicy, sweet strawberries encased in a flaky, buttery crust. And the best part? No Jello! The result is a pie that’s packed full of natural, fresh flavor – the perfect summertime dessert.
So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to bake up a storm!
- 2 pounds of fresh, clean strawberries with the tops removed
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh lemon juice
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Chopped pretzels
- Unsalted butter
- Whipped cream for serving (optional, but highly recommended!)
Begin by preparing the crust. In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, chopped pretzels, pecans, and sugar. Stir in the melted butter until well combined. Press the mixture into a pie plate to form the crust.
Next, it’s time to make the delicious strawberry filling. In a large bowl, gently toss the clean, stemless strawberries with granulated sugar and set them aside to release their juices.
Once the strawberries have released some of their natural juices, combine them with cornstarch and fresh lemon juice. Pour the strawberry mixture into the prepared crust and refrigerate until set.
Serve the pie cold, topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. For an added touch of indulgence, a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes the perfect accompaniment to this delightful dessert.
There you have it – a simple yet scrumptious recipe for making a fresh strawberry pie that’s sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?
Answer: It’s always best to use fresh strawberries for this recipe. Their natural sweetness and juiciness are key to the pie’s delicious flavor.
2. Can I make the pie in advance?
Answer: Yes, you can prepare the pie a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. Just be sure to keep it covered to prevent the crust from becoming soggy.
3. Can I use a different type of crust?
Answer: Absolutely! While the graham cracker, pretzel, and pecan crust is a delicious, unique option, feel free to use a traditional pie crust or even a gluten-free option if preferred.
4. Can I freeze the pie?
Answer: We don’t recommend freezing this pie, as the texture and flavor of the strawberries may become compromised when thawed. It’s best enjoyed fresh!