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I love fresh strawberries and I love pie. So it’s a pretty easy guess that I absolutely love strawberry pie, right? I do – especially this recipe I’m sharing today.
This recipe for fresh strawberry pie is a family recipe that was passed down from my grandmother, Dorothy Imus Gilbert Hooper. It is really easy to make and so delicious. It also makes quite the impression when served to friends and family. And as I like to point out when I make this, homemade is always best. Sorry, Marie Calendar!
Grandmother Dorothy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie
1 pie shell, baked and cooled.
1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup oil
Heat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients. Press firmly into a 9-inch pie pan. Prick here and there. Bake 10 minutes until light brown.
3 pints strawberries, washed, dried, and hulled. Fill pie crust with larger berries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup strawberry liquid (mash smaller berries and add water to make one cup)
In a medium saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch; add liquid and lemon juice.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Cool.
Pour over berries. Chill fresh strawberry pie.
Serve fresh strawberry pie with whipped cream, if desired. At our house whipped cream is always desired!