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!