I know I haven't done a Homemade Saturday post in a while, but I thought what better time to start up again than in Strawberry season! :)
As I am sure I have mentioned before, one of the awesome things about strawberries is how versatile they are. You can eat them fresh, (and boy do we do that, I think we are the healthiest this time of the year because of the amount of Vitamin C we ingest through the strawberries) slice them over ice cream, or oatmeal, or any cereal really, make sauce with them to go over waffles, or angel food cake, or shortcakes, mix them with Rhubarb in pies and crisps, blend them into Strawberry Lemonade, or..... One of our favorite Strawberry desserts...
Strawberry Glacé Pie!!!
I am assuming most people know and make their own, but if you haven't yet discovered this decadent dessert, I would like to share the recipe we use!
Stawberry Glacé Pie
1 pie crust
6-8 Cups of Strawberries rinsed and topped
(this amount completely depends on how full you want your pie to be)
1/2 cup of sugar
3Tbs Corn Starch
1/2 cup of Water
4oz (give or take and ounce :) ) of cream cheese. SOFTENED! (most of the time I forget to soften it, solidifying in my brain how much easier it would be if I would have remembered....)
Make a single pie crust with your own tried and true recipe, then roll it out, put it in your favorite pie plate, poke it with a fork, and bake it in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown.
While the crust is baking you can make the sauce.
Mash enough Strawberries to make a FULL cup of mashed berries.
In a small saucepan mix:
1/2 cup of sugar
3 Tbs of Corn starch
Gradually stir in:
1/2 cup of water
your "rounded" cup of mashed berries.
Cook on the stove, stirring rather frequently till the mixture boils and thickens. Then remove it from heat, and let it cool.
Meanwhile take your softened cream cheese and plop it on the pie crust. If your pie crust is warm this will go easier (especially if you forgot to soften your cream cheese). Spread the cream cheese on the bottom of your crust, careful not to break the crust in the process.
Now, take the remainder of your Strawberries and pile them in the dish. Pile them as high as you would like!
Pour your sauce over the strawberries, trying to make sure it covers all of them and gets down in the cracks and crevices, then pop the pie in the fridge, for 2 or more hours.
After the required time, pull out your pie, slice, serve and enjoy!!!!
Oh the decadence of fresh ripe strawberries, accented by the cream cheese, and sweetened and held together by the sauce. Absolutely delicious!!
Does anyone have a family favorite Strawberry recipe? We would love to hear so we could try it out. Tis the season! :)