Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Strawberry Pie


Strawberry Pie with whipped cream is Summer on a plate!

How about joining me for some strawberry pie at the coffee table?  We've actually had rain and cooler temperatures in Texas this week and we'll stay indoors today.

I'm using my one of my favorite dessert plates on top of my green and white polka dot plates to coordinate with my polka dot table covering.  Of course we're using the green Dollar Tree goblets!

This strawberry planter box was a gift from my friend, Kathryn.  I love the mosaic tile on it and the strawberry motif.

If I had to choose a recipe that I have made more than any other, it's probably this recipe for strawberry pie!  I cut the recipe from The Columbus Dispatch, over 40 years ago.  Our family loves this pie.  In fact, my hubby and I have been known to eat it in two days!!  Once cut, it doesn't keep very well...that's the truth, and now you know why we HAVE to eat it so quickly. 

1 pre-baked pie shell

1 quart strawberries, cleaned & hulled & set aside

3/4 cup sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1 cup water
2 T. light corn syrup
pinch of salt

3 T. strawberry gelatin

Combine sugar & cornstarch in a heavy saucepan & stir.  Add water, corn syrup & salt.  Cook until thickened & clear in color.  Remove from heat & add gelatin, stirring well to dissolve the gelatin.    The original recipe said to add red food coloring, but I never do.  Let  cool.

Pour over the berries. I usually cut the berries in half.  Mix gently & pour into the baked pie shell.  Chill.  Top with whipped cream.

Serves 6-8 (or 2 people in 2 days!!!!)

I am sharing this with: 



  1. The strawberry pie looks wonderful and especially on those plates! I'll be trying this recipe Kitty.

  2. Oh such a pretty post, Kitty!

    Everything looks so cute together - real homemade strawberry pie with all your strawberry china - how perfect!

    It looks so delicious I am soooooooooooooo craving that pie right now! Thanks for sharing your recipe. My poor poor hubs is horribly allergic to strawberry pie so I don't make it anymore but sometimes bring it to a party or order it at a restaurant.........not nearly enough, it's SO DANGED GOOD!!!!

  3. Strawberries make for such as darling motif in decorating! Lovely dishes and that pie - pass it over!

  4. What a yummy recipe, I am keeping this one for sure, and promise myself ONLY to make it when friends are coming over!! ;-) Love the tablescape, too, Kitty. Darling dishes. xo

  5. Yum, yum, yum!! That pie looks fabulous, Kitty and I adore your strawberry plates. They remind me of my friend, Marge, who went home yesterday (yeah!!). Her kitchen is full of strawberry items - I have loved giving her many over the years. I know she would love this post!

  6. Sounds like a great strawberry pie Kitty, gotta love those old recipes that become family classics:@)

  7. Nothing says summer like a strawberry pie! lovely recipe!
    Mary x

  8. Oh dear Kitty, I must confess that I have a weakness for strawberry pis so of course I would love to join you :) Although it would be worth joining you for your company alone. Thanks for sharing, sweet friend.


  9. The pie looks wonderful and so does your setting, Kitty!

  10. Your pie looks scrumptious, Kitty. I have a recipe very similar to this one. I would just love to sit down at your table and "help" you eat this one! Thank you for sharing at my HOME and enjoy the rest of your week, sweet friend.


  11. Maine strawberries ar in right now and they are so juicy and sweet, perfect for pies. Yours makes me think I'd better head to the kitchen.

  12. Oh how I love your strawberry plates, Kitty! That pie looks so delish!

  13. Your plates are adorable Kitty and perfect for serving up a slice (or two :) of Strawberry Pie!

  14. Kitty, the table looks wonderful.. I love those strawberry plates and the polka dots!! This pie reminds me of a german torte. Especially the filling. Gelatin and fruit and a dollop of whipped cream. Except they use a sponge cake bottom instead of a pie. Looks scrumptious, my friend.. xo marlis

  15. I don't think this pie would last for several days at our house and there are only two of us. Cute strawberry plates.

  16. What cute details, Kitty. I'm craving a slice of that pie!

  17. Well, if it doesn't keep well after cutting, go ahead and invite me over to help you scarf it up! I'll GLADLY do it!!! It has been a long time since I had a good piece of strawberry pie!!!

    I have seen plates similar to yours at Pier 1, and I have wanted to buy them for a couple of years. Maybe someday! Yours are really cool!!!

    I'm glad your weather there has been less sweltering. Enjoy your weekend!!!

  18. Oh, yum! I wish I had that slice of strawberry pie! It's been so long since I had that! I can't eat strawberries now :-( Those strawberry plates are beautiful and perfect for the pie!


  19. The pie look fabulous...and enjoying it on your pretty dishes in your gorgeous environment would only make it taste better.

  20. I've never seen plates like that. I saw some strawberry themed dinner plates at Cracker Barrel yesterday and resisted. It was hard. It's just such a happy, summery theme to me. Loved how you called strawberry pie "Summer on a plate". So true! Your recipe looks like something I could do. I realized just recently that I'm not a great pie baker and decided to practice the skill. I've never made a strawberry one.

  21. That's one of my favorite pie's as well. It's so special for a hot summer day.
    Love your pretty strawberry dishes, perfect for the pie!

  22. What pretty plates & what a DELICIOUS looking pie!! Yes, you HAVE to eat it up quickly before it gets soggy & spoils...that's my theory too & I'm sticking with it. LOL

    Thanks for sharing an Ohio recipe! Can't wait to try it but I'm going to blame you personally for the wt. I gain. ~~waddle-waddle~~

  23. Oh I love strawberry pie! Your recipe looks so seems like everyone is making fruity summer desserts these days and my sweet tooth is working overtime! I love your table with all the green polka dots with the strawberry plates!

  24. Love those dishes with the strawberries, wonderful !! The pie looks so delickious.
    Have a wonderful day.

  25. Kitty,
    Adorable coffeetable tablescape, dear friend!!!
    My mouth is watering just looking at your delicious Strawberry Pie! YuMMy!!!
    I'm quite smitten with the green polka dot plates!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  26. Hi Kitty,

    This looks absolutely delicious!! And your recipe is SO simple! The first time I had strawberry pie was at my father's steakhouse in Toronto. I was about twelve, and one taste of this scrumptious pie sent me to pie paradise!! Thanks for bringing back such sweet memories. Strawberry anything is big in my book!


  27. This recipe sounds like a keeper. I'll tell you what--the next time you're in town I'll make it and we'll have a bit of espresso with it! How's that? Yes, it's been too hot to do it outside, but we'll manage! :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Kitty. ~Zuni

  28. Your strawberry pie looks delicious and those plates are lovely! Visiting from Foodie Friday!

  29. The pie looks great and your plates are beautiful! Have a good wknd, Kitty.

  30. This is an excellent recipe! My grandmother in law's recipes were given to me to copy and this was one of them. I made it for Easter and it was a huge hit! It's a perfect addition to your table!

  31. Yummy pie! Wouldn't last long at my house!

  32. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  33. I love strawberry pie Kitty and your dishes are just the cutest! Definitely says 'summer' to me! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  34. looks inviting and mouthwatering stuff!

  35. Oh yum! That looks so good and those plates are so cute! Love the planter too!


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