Sweet Perfection: Classic Strawberry Pie Recipe by Peerless Etiquette
Indulge your senses in the epitome of summer desserts - a delightful, fresh Strawberry Pie. This classic recipe strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and tartness, making it a favorite for gatherings and celebrations. Peerless Etiquette brings you a step-by-step guide to creating a pie that will leave your guests in awe of your culinary finesse.
For the Pie Crust:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3-4 tablespoons ice water
For the Strawberry Filling:
4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup strawberry jam
1 tablespoon water
Preparing the Pie Crust:
Combine Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter.
Cut in Butter: Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Add Ice Water: Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough just comes together.
Form a Disk: Gather the dough and shape it into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
Baking the Pie Crust:
Roll Out the Dough: On a floured surface, roll out the dough to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Gently place the dough in the dish, trim the edges, and crimp the edges using your fingers or a fork.
Bake the Crust: Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the weights and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the crust to cool completely.
Preparing the Strawberry Filling:
Mash the Strawberries: Take 1 cup of strawberries and mash them using a fork or a potato masher to release juices.
Combine Ingredients: In a saucepan, combine the mashed strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
Cool the Filling: Remove from heat and let the filling cool to room temperature.
Assembling the Pie:
Fill the Crust: Arrange the remaining halved strawberries in the cooled pie crust.
Add the Filling: Pour the cooled strawberry filling over the fresh strawberries, ensuring an even distribution.
Prepare the Glaze: In a small saucepan, heat the strawberry jam and water over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
Glaze the Pie: Brush the strawberry glaze over the top of the strawberries for a glossy finish.
Chill the Pie: Refrigerate the pie for at least 2-3 hours, or until the filling is set.
Serve and Enjoy: Serve slices of this delicious strawberry pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This Strawberry Pie is an epitome of sweet indulgence, perfect for tea parties, dessert tables, or simply as a delightful treat to savor. Enjoy every bite and bask in the joy of creating a culinary masterpiece!