The Pin Junkie: Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry pie recipe
Strawberry Pie

One of my favorite memories is visiting my grandparents in Michigan during the summer.  We would go to the strawberry farm and pick fresh strawberries from the fields.  This was a real novelty for me since I grew up in the desert where strawberries just don't grow, no matter how hard you try.  I ate almost as many strawberries as I picked!

I remember taking them back to the house and working with my grandfather to wash them in big buckets and hulling them until my fingers hurt.  

One summer after picking strawberries my grandmother"s neighbor and good friend invited us over for dinner.  I don't remember what we ate for dinner, but I do remember the strawberry pie we had for dessert.  I had never even heard of strawberry pie and had certainly never tasted it.

I remember how good it was and how I had seconds even though I had eaten my fair share of strawberries that day while picking them.

Needless to say, I love strawberries.  I like the taste of them yes, but good memories come flooding back whenever I see or taste them.

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to try it.  I was hoping it was as good as the strawberry pie I remember eating when I was a kid all those summers ago.

This recipe is from With A Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart.  The recipe says this is a very sweet pie and calls for one and a half cups of sugar and suggests using less sugar if you don't want the pie too sweet.  I used only one cup of sugar and it was plenty sweet for me.  The recipe also calls for two cups of sliced strawberries, but I will be adding more strawberries (probably three cups) the next time I make this.  I will definitely be making it again because it was so good and so easy and tastes exactly like the pie I remember from when I was a kid!  Delicious!


27 comments:

  1. I love strawberry pie! Thanks for sharing it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  2. Isn't it amazing how foods can bring back so many warm memories?
    Your pie looks scrumptious... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  3. What great memories of your grandparents! The pie sounds so yummy!

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  4. Oh man, that pie looks amazing! I love strawberries, too!

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  5. Strawberry pie is the best! Strawberries are on sale this week - I've got to get some.

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  6. Yum! The strawberry farm gave us a booklet of recipes, yet I have not tried pies yet! We eat them too fast! I do appreciate you sharing your lovely pie with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  7. Love to hear your memories of picking strawberries.. I remember berry picking as a kid too. Love your pie thanks so much for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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  8. I have strawberry picking memories too! I was so sad when we moved, and found out they don't have strawberry farms here :( Now I grow my own - which reminds me, I need to go get some for this year.
    The pie looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday.

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  9. This pie looks absolutely amazing! My mouth is watering :o)

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  10. I love homemade strawberry pies! Yours looks yummy! (I always end up adding more strawberries, too.)

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  11. I love fresh strawberry pie! Yours looks delish! I always add extra strawberries, too.

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  12. I love strawberry pie and make it in the summer when local strawberries are so delish. Yours looks yummy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Doesn't get much better than freshly picked strawberries! The strawberries tend to shrink quite a bit so I also add extra strawberries, not only with pie, but when making jam as well.

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  14. I have to try making a strawberry pie sometime! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Yours looks yummy!

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  15. YUM! This reminds me of something my mom use to make. Thank you for linking it up at Crafty Thursday Obsessions and making me relive some great memories :) Hope to see you again this week

    -Stacey @Gluedtomycrafts

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  16. Love strawberry anything and good stories about grandparents.

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  17. The word dessert has 2 s's in it. Desert is the sand in the open ground. You might want to change that in a couple of places.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. I fixed it. That's what happens when I write late an night with little sleep!

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  18. Strawberry pie is so delicious, especially when the berries are fresh and not baked. :)

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  19. Super nice story and memories:) I love when recipes bring back memories~ I have never made Strawberry Pie and I think it's time I get started! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  20. My fav! Pinned to Saturday Dishes, thanks for sharing ~ Paula www.callmepmc.com

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  21. This strawberry pie looks so delicious! I can't wait for strawberries to come in season here!

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  22. One thing I sincerely miss about the east, are the pick your own strawberry farms. Those were some good summer days.
    Now I attempt to grow my own, but they just don't grow as well here :(

    Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday. I've included you in a Round Up post today!

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring my strawberry pie! I appreciate it!

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  23. I have never made a Strawberry Pie~ I plan on changing that:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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