Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Strawberry Pie

This week I have decided to try on a few difficult recipes. The first one was a gyosa which didn't quite go well so I'll have to give another go at the end of the week and the other one was this pie. It's not exactly difficult it’s just time consuming, but it’s totally worth it. There are no words to describe how lovely and tasty this pie is. Ah! This is the first pie I ever made (uhuuuu!!!) so I was quite proud with myself with the result.
It is sweet on right amount, the crust it's crunchy and the filling is rich and moist. Simply perfect!! Give it a go, I can guarantee you'll love it! :)

Ingredients for the crust:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
8 tbsp spread
2 tbsp light brown sugar
Ice-cold water

Method for the crust:
1 - Place all the ingredients except the water in a bowl. Using a fork, mix the ingredients
2 - Then slowly drizzle the cold water, a tablespoon at a time, over the flour, mixing with the fork quickly until the dough starts to clear the sides of the bowl and comes together
3 - Divide the dough into half and place each half in cling wrap, shaping into a disc as you wrap
4 - Place both dough discs in the refrigerator for an hour at least or longer.

Ingredients for the strawberry filling:
400g strawberries sliced
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla

Method for the strawberry filling:
1 - Mix in all the and stir thoroughly
2 - Set aside for 15 minutes

Putting the pie together
1 - Take one of the discs of dough and roll it out to about 12 inches, using as much flour as you need to keep it from sticking to the surface. Keep moving the dough as you roll it to ensure it does not stick.
2 - Open the dough on to a greased 8 inches round spring form baking tray or on a pie pan if you have one.
3 - Pour the filling into the crust. Place the baking tray into the refrigerator while you prepare the top crust using the second disc of dough.
4 - Open the second disc and use a small cookie cutter in any shape to cut out little pieces of the dough
5 - Keep them on a baking sheet while you cut out the others
6 - Gather the scraps, roll out the dough, and cut more shapes until you have exhausted the dough.
7 - Arrange the shapes on top of the strawberries in a decorative pattern
8 - Sprinkle 1 tbsp of light brown sugar on the crust. This gives some additional sweetness and helps the crust brown.
9 - Bake it at 180c for 1 hour
10 - When ready let the pie pan cool thoroughly before cutting and serving



Source – inspired by a recipe on Holy Cow Vegan Recipes


  1. this looks lovely but a bit complicated for me to do as i am not good at pastry and the like..i often make a strawberry crumble...just sliced strawberries topped with the easiest crumble mix..oats, sesame seeds and olive oil mixed up...i personally don't add sugar but u can if u want..this crumble mix is ok for any fruit...and u can add cinnamon etc to fruit or topping if u like!!!
    i love ur recipes!!!

    1. Hi Linda, I'm glad you like my recipes! This one is more time consuming than complicated, give it a go, you won’t regret it. I absolutely love crumble and will definitely try your recipe. Thanks :)