Monday, September 4, 2017

Strawberry Pie for a Happy 40th Birthday to Tim!

 My oldest son, Tim, asked me to make a strawberry pie for his 40th birthday celebration, and I was happy to oblige!

 I'll save a piece of pie for later, if there's any left, and have a cup of tea with this Royal Grafton teacup that my friend, Rosie, gifted me with, from her late mom's collection.


 Here's my handsome son Tim, who came over to celebrate his 40th birthday with his two beautiful girls.

 These are the photo blocks that my son Mike and I made for his gift.  It was fun for all of us to look at the pictures through the years. I got this wonderful idea several years ago from my friend, Debbie at Mountain Breaths

Yield: 6-8 pieces

Strawberry Pie

I have been making this pie since I was first married, back in 1970, and it has always been a family favorite.


  • 1 quart of strawberries, cleaned and hulled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin
  • A pre-baked pie shell


  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the water, corn syrup, and salt to the saucepan, and mix. Cook until the mixture bubbles and then becomes more clear.
  3. Remove from heat, and add the gelatin. Stir to dissolve. Cool the mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture over the strawberries and mix gently. Pour the filling into a baked pie shell
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 I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. Hi Kitty, I'm having problems leaving a comment this morning, I don't know if it's my laptop being cranky or if it's blogspot. I hope third time is the charm :) I love the photo of Tim and his two pretty girls! Your strawberry pie looks delicious and I love your pretty Royal Albert teacup. Happy Labor Day!

  2. Happy 40th Birthday to Tim! The strawberry pie looks scrumptious. I'm also loving the neat photoblocks. Would that be an easy and fail-proof DYI project for a non-crafter like yours truly?!?

  3. Whoa! He IS handsome!! What a wonderful mom you are. The blocks look great - so many memories captured there. I love your pie recipe. I make AWFUL fruit pies but I THINK I could manage this one and strawberries are still in season here. I wonder how it would work with blackberries?? Our little grocery store has blackberries 2 Pints/3.00 and they are GIANT!!

  4. What a lovely family! The pie looks great too. I made a peach pie like this recently and it was tasty too. Have a good week!

  5. Pie looks luscious and I love the photo blocks. Happy Birthday to your son.

  6. Pie looks luscious and I love the photo blocks. Happy Birthday to your son.

  7. Pie looks yummy and the gift of memories is fabulous!

  8. Hello Kitty, I never had strawberry pie before and this pie looks so good. I bet it tastes delicious. Happy Birthday to you son!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

  9. Happy Birthday to your handsome son, Tim! Nothing like having mom's favorite recipe made for your birthday. Strawberry pie is very popular here in WV, as it was one of Shoney's (restaurant started in 1947 in Charleston WV) classics. And such a sweet gift you & Mike put together. I bet he loved it too. I hope you got to savor a piece along with tea in your pretty cup, Kitty!

  10. Happy Birthday to your son, Tim. Looks like a delicious pie.What a neat gift to give him full of memories.
    Love your strawberry tea cup.
    Have a great week, Kitty.

  11. What a delicious strawberry pie!Happy Birthday to your son!Love the beautiful teacup and the photo blocks.Hugs!

  12. Hi Kitty, Happy Birthday to your handsome son. How nice to celebrate with him and his girls. Such a great and happy photo. The pie looks so delicious and thank you for sharing the recipe. Love the gift you and your son made for his day. What a treasure!!!
    Lovely teacup too. Hope you enjoyed a Happy Labor Day. Have a great week ahead and happy September sweet friend
    Hugs xo

  13. Happy Birthday to your sweet son, Kitty! What a sweet picture of him and the girls! And that pie looks so delicious! I've never made a strawberry pie but I think I will now. xo

  14. Happy, happy birthday to your son! Turning 40 is a special time! And, I can see why he requested his Mama's strawberry pie to celebrate the occasion! God bless you and your dear family, sweet friend. Praying for you. :)

  15. Happy Birthday to your son! Your strawberry pie looks delicious! =)

    Have a great week!

  16. Tim is very handsome! He doesn't look anywhere near 40, either! Happy Birthday to Tim, and I hope you had a chance to enjoy a piece of the pie with your tea!

  17. What a beautiful family! Happy birthday to your son! The table and pie are lovely.

  18. Oh, forgot to mention the really cool gift you made!

  19. Kitty, sorry I'm late to the party, a long Labor Day weekend. Your son is very handsome and and his girls are beautiful! Happy Birthday Tim! Love the pretty strawberry setting, the teacup is certainly a treasure. Saving this recipe! Yum. Have a great week.......

  20. Happy Birthday to your handsome son, Tim! {My boy's birthday is on Friday.} What a scrumptious looking tea table! Red is such a happy colour and I love the teacup! Those Penrod blocks were a really creative gift and I know you had fun making them. Have a lovely week, Kitty.


  21. Happy Birthday to your son! I need to get back to red, love that happy shade of red you have.
    My mouth waters just looking at your pie. Scrumptious!

  22. I love your pretty table setting, Kitty!! Your cloth is so pretty (I bet you made that) and the teacup and saucer are darling. That was such a sweet gift to you from Rosie! I love that white teapot and the strawberry-shaped plate. Those photo blocks were a great idea for your son! He really is a handsome fellow, and his girls are just darling. :D I hope he had a great birthday.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe; I love a good strawberry pie!

    Hugs to you,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  23. Happy Birthday to Tim! I would love a slice of that pie! I made the photo blocks for my son and have plenty of blocks left to make some for Xavier. What a special gift for Tim's 40th. Loved seeing your sweet granddaughters celebrating with their dad, and your table setting is perfection as always.

  24. Happy Birthday to that handsome son of yours! Those girls are adorable Kitty. I know he enjoyed that strawberry pie. I used to have my kitchen decorated with strawberries. Keep Florida in your prayers please dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  25. Hi Kitty,
    My goodness what a good looking guy Tim is! Your grand daughters are so sweet too! I would love a strawberry pie for my birthday too please. Lol. How perfect with your strawberry teacups. Thank you for the recipe. Take care, Karen

  26. i do love strawberry mom made the worlds best (you KNOW how we feel about our moms cooking..) I just bought some fresh strawberries so just might make yours tonight...ummm
    your sons are so handsome....and the pretty

  27. Echoing everyone else's comments about what a handsome son you have! And those two adorable granddaughters! Nothing like a birthday dessert made my mom, no matter how old you are. Looks delicious. And those Penrod blocks are so creative. Blessings to you, Kitty. xo Deborah

  28. Aw! What a nice Mom you are, Kitty! What a good-looking son you have, and two darling little granddaughters, too. The time flies, doesn't it - my daughter just turned 40 -seems like yesterday they were little ones with scraped knees......Love your pretty strawberry tea table and that pie looks so delicious. I had to laugh at him wanting pie - my son's always want pie for their birthdays, too. Wishing him a belated Happy Birthday! Hugs xo Karen

  29. Happy Birthday to Tim! Your strawberry pie looks perfect and celebrating with family is the best! I love your strawberry teacup, and the cute plate! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea

  30. Kitty, your pie is gorgeous! And so is your family! I like the gift you and your crafty son Mike made. And I had no idea Royal Albert had a strawberry pattern.

  31. Oh this pie is calling my name Kitty! and those Penrod blocks are such a cute idea!! Happy Birthday to Tim! My son just found a bunch of old pix and wants to display them at our family Christmas party, this could be our solution!

  32. Love strawberry pie! Everything you make always looks delicious!! Happy belated Birthday to your son. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  33. Hi Kitty,
    What a great birthday pie, it looks delicious! I love your photo blocks, what a great idea. That photo of your son and his daughters is priceless a very special time for all of you! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a safe and enjoyable weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  34. Kitty,
    Our beautiful weather is perfect for outdoor dining! Your birthday pie looks so beautiful! Strawberries are so healthy for you? I am eating strawberries in a Wedgwood strawberry pattern while writing to you which was just a coincidence. I love you strawberry teacup and saucer. I'm posting a sunflower theme this week. Have a grand week!

  35. Kitty:
    This pie looks amazing and we are all ready for our slice please! You have such a wonderful family. What a happy time and wonderful memories you make together!

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