Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ABC Wednesday - S for Strawberry Delight

Pictured here is a tasty delight in the making. Today is Graduation Day here in Grand Rapids and orders are in for Nana's strawberry pie. Here it is before she adds her pureed strawberry glaze and refrigerates it for about four hours. Just before serving will come the topping of fresh whipped cream.

Simple Strawberry Glace Pie
9" baked pie shell
6 C. strawberries
1 C. sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 C. water
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened & sweetened w/ a little pwdrd. sugar

Bake and cool pie shell. Mash enough strawberries to measure 1 cup. Mix sugar and cornstarch in a 2-qt. saucepan; stir in water and mashed strawberries gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens (about 1 minute). Cool.

Beat cream cheese until smooth, adding powdered sugar to taste. Spread on the bottom of the cool pie shell. Fill shell with hulled strawberries, tops down. Pour cooled strawberry mixture over the top slowly, allowing glaze to seep around the berries. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

The recipe works well with peaches or raspberries, also. The secret here is the pureed strawberries; much more flavorful than the clear grocery store glazes.

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18 comments:

Benjamin Madison said...

Mmmmm! That looks so good!

Lake Lady said...

There's some lucky grandkids out there, Raf! You and Nana obviously adore them, as I'm sure they do you! Safe travels.....

Small City Scenes said...

My only comment is---YUMMY!! MB

Ida said...

My mouth is watering!!! ;)
Thanks for the recipe.

My S

marlow said...

yummy yummy it looks yummy

i want to have some

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh this looks great. I can just taste it now. And that is more than enough for a meal. Or is it a meal in itself.

babooshka said...

Beutiful and a recipe too. Excellent post.

Kelly said...

My mouth is watering, and I can't wait for my strawberries to ripen! Somebody is in for a treat!

Miss_Yves said...

It seems delicious !
Vivid colour!
miss Yves

Jim said...

Yummy, I would like one please.

Louis la Vache said...

Oh wow! "Louis" has got to bake this!

"Louis" et Mme. la Vache had some fabulous strawberry shortcake last evening at Bakesale Betty's. This pie looks as if it would be even better. ("Bakesale Betty" makes a real shortbread base for the shortcake and uses house-made crème chantilly...)

Nydia said...

Oh gods...Looks yummy! Just to look at it... I ot hungry!
Great choice.
Kisses from Nydia.

John said...

It looks so yummi!

Bibi said...

Oh, I just loooove strawberries in any form, and this sounds and looks delicious!

Chuck Pefley said...

Oh YUM!

Dina said...

Your strawberry delight looks delightful, even before tasting it.

Dragonstar said...

That looks so delicious! I could just eat that now - maybe with some icecream.

nonizamboni said...

Oh, I missed your Wednesday post! How scrumptious and thanks for the recipe.