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Pie, Pie, Me Oh My

June 20, 2011

You know that scene in the movie Michael where Andie MacDowell sings her pie song?

Pie, pie, me oh my…nothing tastes sweet, wet, salty and dry…all at once, oh well it’s pie…

I kind of get where she’s coming from.  I might have to write my own pie song after the one we enjoyed on Saturday night.  Some people love strawberry shortcake in the summer.  While I wouldn’t turn a strawberry shortcake down, for me, it’s all about the pie.  There’s a restaurant in Shreveport called Strawn’s that serves what might be the best strawberry pie in the world.  While this pie doesn’t outdo Strawns’, it comes awfully close. 

Simple Strawberry Pie


1 quart of strawberries, hulled and quartered

3/4 cup water

3/4 cup sugar

3 tbsp. cornstarch

pinch of salt

1 store-bought or homemade pie shell, baked and cooled


Line the baked pie shell with enough strawberries to cover the bottom (about 2 cups):

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In a saucepot, combine remaining strawberries, water, sugar, salt and cornstarch.  Cook over medium heat.  With a fork or masher (I used a potato masher and it worked well), begin to mash strawberries as the mixture cooks.  You can make it completely purred, or you can leave some chunks of berry.  After about five minutes, the filling should be nice and thick. 

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Pour filling over pie shell and refrigerate until set (about three hours). 

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Top with homemade whipped cream or whipped topping.

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See?  Easy! And delicious.  Me oh my…I love pie.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2011 3:15 pm

    Yum! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that movie, or at least don’t remember that little song, but I got a kick outta singing it just now in my head 😉
    I love that this looks easily adaptable to any fruit. Although strawberries are my fav 🙂

  2. June 20, 2011 3:23 pm

    Fantastic! This could not be simpler. Great summer dessert when the heat makes you not want to bake!

  3. June 20, 2011 3:38 pm

    I’ve never had strawberry pie but this looks FANTASTIC! I love how all of the elements come together. I think this would be truly perfect for the fourth

  4. June 20, 2011 3:47 pm

    Me oh my indeed! I heart strawberry pie!

  5. June 20, 2011 3:59 pm

    Awesome looking pie! Of course, it’s hard to go wrong with strawberries 😉

  6. June 20, 2011 4:20 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE strawberry pie! This is how I make it too, but with seven minute icing on top. It looks beautiful!

  7. June 20, 2011 4:23 pm

    I love strawberry pie!! So refreshing and perfect for the summer 🙂

  8. June 20, 2011 6:15 pm

    Delicious is right! I haven’t had a strawberry pie… ever! But I would inhale this!!! =) ooh with some coconut vanilla ice cream maybe? divine! =)

  9. June 20, 2011 7:22 pm

    I have never made a pie like that.

    But any excuse to have homemade whipped cream or whipped so there 🙂

  10. June 20, 2011 7:44 pm

    Strawberry pie is right up there in my list of favourites and this recipe does look so super easy!! Can’t wait to try it!

  11. June 20, 2011 9:04 pm

    Sometimes when a recipe calls for too many ingredients, I’m like no thank you. I loooove how simple this is!

  12. June 20, 2011 9:32 pm

    Yum, looks simple and perfect!

  13. June 21, 2011 2:02 am

    That looks delicious. You know, I think the only kind of pie that I’ve made myself is pumpkin.

  14. June 21, 2011 11:20 am

    yum! this is a gorgeous pie! I do think you should make your own pie song ! 🙂

  15. June 21, 2011 12:49 pm

    I know cakes and cupcakes are all the rage, but I’m totally a pie and cobbler kind of girl. Looks great!

  16. Ginger permalink
    June 22, 2011 12:15 pm

    That pie looks just like Strawns’!! And, just as good, too!

  17. September 9, 2011 3:17 am

    I don’t know I missed this post (well, probably because it was very close to the wedding!) but thank goodness you organized your recipes so I was able to find it!

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