Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie


Pie Crust – I use a Pillsbury Ready To Bake crust –  Bake according to package directions and allow it to completely cool.  You can also make homemade crust if you prefer.

For the Pie Filling- 

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup honey
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water


Remove the stems from the berries and chop berries into small pieces ( set aside 8 berries, cut lengthwise in half after removing the stem. You will use these for decorating at the end).

Smash 1 cup of berries with a fork until mashed.

Place mashed berries in a medium size sauce pan and add the sugar, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbling, about 2 to 3 minutes.

In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch and water then add to strawberry mixture.  Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes then add remaining strawberries.  Mixture will be thick and very sticky.  Pour the thickened strawberry mixture into the cooled pie crust and arrange the sliced strawberries on top.

Place in the refrigerator and let the pie set up for about 2 hours before slicing.  Serve with fresh whipped cream.  


Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

I love these fresh strawberry muffins.  They remind me of when my kiddos were little.  My friend Mary, who lived across the street from me, gave me this recipe.  Actually she brought them over to my house one summer morning with a small bouquet of flowers from her yard.  Just what a tired mom of four kiddos needed.  I have made these countless times since that day…  Enjoy and while your at it make a batch to take to your neighbor.

3 c. flour

2 c. sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

4 eggs, beaten

1 1/4 c. oil

2 1/2 c. fresh strawberries, sliced and slightly mashed

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  In a small mixing bowl combine eggs and oil.  Stir strawberries into the egg mixture.  Blend in flour until thoroughly combined.

Spoon into lightly greased muffin tins ( or use cupcake liners )

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes

Makes 2 dozen