This is the king of all strawberry pies. That may be a bold statement, but it is no joke. Once you prepare and taste this legendary strawberry king pie recipe, you won't even chuckle at a jester who says otherwise. King Arthur had Excalibur; Charlemagne wielded Joyeuse; El Cid swung Tizona and Colada in his day; William Wallace brandished his giant Scottish Claymore resisting the English in the late 13th century; and you, my friend, are now armed as Monarch of the Kitchen with this delicious weapon.
Expect to slay the hunger of all the vassals in your fiefdom. Expect to slake the parched palates of hungry peons (or kids!) inhabiting your lands. Yea, fair cook, ye shall arise to be heralded here to yon for serving such extravagance on little platters. Prepare to rule your kitchen for ever! Long live the COOK!
And, of course, don't forget that this is just one of many extraordinary recipes available for your enjoyment on StrawberryPlants.org. There are even other crepes recipes! If you are looking for other culinary uses for your extra strawberries, be sure to see the complete Strawberry Recipes section.
Strawberry King Pie Recipe
This recipe is treasure, to be sure. Just be wary. If you happen to live with a troll, it might just descend upon your kitchen and snatch the pie! Dragons are another matter altogether…
Strawberry King Pie Ingredients
1 quart of strawberries (strawberries can be substituted, conversions here)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 pre-baked pie shell (or, you can bake your own beforehand)
Strawberry Pie Recipe Directions
Wash and hull your fresh strawberries. Combine 1 cup of the hulled strawberries together with 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Cook over medium-high heat in a saucepan for five minutes. Remove from the heat and mash thoroughly. Mix in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, cornstarch, and salt with the mashed strawberries, stirring well to evenly spread ingredients throughout the mixture. Place the saucepan back over medium heat and cook until thickened, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
In your pie shell, place your strawberries so that the tops (already hulled) are down on the pie crust and the tips (small end) are pointing up. Once you have arranged them into your desired pattern (or tossed them in haphazardly), pour the glaze evenly over the top. Chill until cool and firm, and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Additional Notes on this Strawberry Recipe
This strawberry king pie recipe makes a great “anytime” dessert. Whether you are having the neighborhood serfs over for dinner or hosting duke and duchess from the next duchy over, it will be a resounding success. But, don't take my word for it! Make it and see for yourself: it is regal! Plus, just like most of the other Strawberry Recipes, this one can be easily modified. Experiment and find what works well for you and your unique taste sensibilities! For those conscious about the amount of refined table sugar they consume, feel free to try organic evaporated cane juice crystals, turbinado, sucanat, honey crystals, brown sugar, or even stevia to give unique and varied accents to this quick strawberry recipe.
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