Delight your taste buds with the essence of summer in every bite with this Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie. Featuring a flaky crust, a luscious strawberry filling, and a cloud of whipped cream, this pie is a celebration of natural sweetness and the vibrant flavors of fresh strawberries. Perfect for any occasion, this recipe is sure to become a seasonal favorite.
For the Pie Crust:
- 1 pre-made pie crust (or your favorite homemade crust)
For the Strawberry Filling:
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Red food coloring (optional, for a more vibrant color)
For the Whipped Cream Topping:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare the Pie Crust:
- If using a pre-made pie crust, follow the package instructions for blind baking or bake the crust until it’s golden brown. If using a homemade crust, prepare and bake it according to your recipe.
Prepare the Strawberry Filling: 2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add the water while whisking to create a smooth mixture.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes clear.
Add Lemon Juice and Food Coloring: 4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and a few drops of red food coloring, if using. The color should be a vibrant red.
Combine with Strawberries: 5. Gently fold the halved strawberries into the cooked filling mixture until they are well coated.
Assemble the Pie: 6. Pour the strawberry filling into the pre-baked pie crust, spreading it evenly.
Chill: 7. Place the pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until the filling is set, and the pie is cooled.
Prepare the Whipped Cream Topping: 8. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
Serve: 9. Just before serving, spread the whipped cream over the top of the strawberry filling. You can pipe the whipped cream for a decorative touch.
Slice and Serve: 10. Slice and serve the Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie.
Conclusion: Enjoy the burst of summer flavors in every delicious bite! This pie is a testament to the simple joys of seasonal ingredients and the pleasure of sharing delightful desserts with loved ones.