Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gluten Free Strawberry Pie

I know, I’m a horrible blogger…oh the guilt!!! I hate leaving you hanging for so long. I do enjoy my blog and all the positive feedback I get from everyone. Lately, I have had a horrible case of writer’s block, or blogger block. I haven’t been making too many new dishes to post here. However, the beginning of Summer in Oregon brings on the fleeting crop of fresh Hood strawberries. We have a little berry farm about a mile or two from our house where we go every year to pick these fresh sweet berries. So with Oregon strawberry inspiration, I give you………..a strawberry pie. I do cheat by using a Whole Foods pre-made gluten free pie crust. By doing so, this pie is super simple to make and super delicious.
Strawberry Pie
1- 9 inch gluten free pie crust, baked (Whole Foods Brand)
1 quart fresh strawberries, divided
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbs cornstarch
3/4 cup water
Whipped cream for topping

Begin by baking the unfilled pie crust per the directions on the package.
IMG_2195Next, take half of the strawberries (1 pint) and mash them in a medium sauce pan. Add the sugar. Cook the mixture over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
IMG_2197Combine the cornstarch and water. Gradually, stir the cornstarch mixture into the boiling strawberries until thickened, about 5-10 minutes. The mixture will thicken more as it cools so don’t over cook it.
IMG_2199Place the other half (1 pint) of berries in baked pie shell. Leave them whole.
IMG_2200Pour the thickened berry mix over the whole berries in the pie shell. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
IMG_2205Top with plenty of whipped cream. Enjoy!!!


  1. Welcome back! The pie looks delicious. I'm jealous. I miss Oregon strawberries so much!! I bet they were amazing!

  2. And Brian is back with another great dessert! Woo hoo! It looks delicious.

  3. No apologies needed, Brian. That is a fabulous looking dessert, but like Linda implied, that's what we expect from you! :-)


  4. Don't apologize. Those crusts are super good. Better than I can make...