Sunday sweets – Fresh strawberry glaze pie

Posted on: August 1st, 2010 by admin 3 Comments

There are some desserts that are truly things of beauty.  When Bean’s lovely Mum sent us her recipe for fresh strawberry glaze pie, I could hardly believe how gorgeous it was!  Not quite gorgeous enough not to cut into and guzzle, but amazing none the less.

We were away last week in the great NYC, definitely one of the best places for foods of any kind- but you know what they love in NY?  Pie.  In fact I’m quite sure it’s a world-wide love.

Fresh Strawberry Glaze Pie

  • 1 baked and cooled graham crust (directions below)
  • 1 c whipping cream
  • 1 pkg (250)g softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1/4 tsp lemon rind
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 6 c fresh berries (yes you can use any kind)
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/3 c water
  • 1 Tbsp icing sugar

To make a graham crust, Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).   Mix 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs with 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of melted butter.  Press this mix evenly into the base of an 8in pie tin and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Whip the cream until stiff and set aside.  Beat the cream cheese until smooth and then add in 1/3 cup granulated sugar, lemon rind and juice.  Fold in half of the whipped cream.  Spread this mix over the baked and cooled pie shell. Chill well in the fridge.

Wash and hull berries (cut out the core).  Crush enough to yield 1 cup and let the remaining berries dry.  Combine corn starch and 3/4 cups sugar in saucepan. Add the crushed berries.  Cook, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Cover and simmer on low heat for a few minutes.  When it has cooled a little press the  mixture through a sieve. Cool and then combine with whole berries.

Heap the berries onto pie base.  Combine the whipped cream (more cream can be used if you like) with the icing sugar and garnish the pie generously.

Song for this recipe:

“Dream” Alice Smith Dream

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3 Responses

  1. Oh Wendy. NOMS. Just the picture gave me shivers of delight.

  2. Janet says:

    Beautiful! An edible work of art.

    Definitely on our list of things to try although here at Redpath Sugar the list is getting VERY long!

    Check out our Facebook page and become a fan for more recipe and blog links, we’ve features yours today1

  3. admin says:

    lovely!

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