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Homemade Strawberry Pie | An Amazingly Simple Recipe!

Strawberry Pie, Maple Syrup and Joie de Vivre!

I just won’t eat fresh strawberries any more without maple syrup.  The sweet tang of freshly sliced berries dripping with the rich golden silky flavour of real maple syrup, well just try it.  I guarantee you will give it a second glance.

My sweetie and I are RV travellers, and two summer ago, after a lovely long trek through the US south and out to the Maritimes, we stopped just outside of Quebec City to stay for what was supposed to be one night.

We’d had some mechanical difficulties with the RV – (that’s a whole other blog post) and I just wasn’t ready to head for home.  So we decided to stop, following a random campground sign about 30 miles west of Quebec City.

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.

What we found was a little slice of heaven, wonderful campers who were so helpful and welcoming.  

Once we were settled and had shared some wine with our new neighbours who had helped us back in, we received a bowl of fresh strawberries and Quebec Maple Syrup, with instructions.

I was a bit overcome, I must say, probably because we were just so darn tired, but that was it for me.  Strawberries must now have maple syrup.  But what would it taste like in a strawberry pie?

overhead shot of strawberry pie with pie crust lattice and sprinkled with powdered sugar, sitting on parchment paper
Strawberry Pie

Well, remember that slice of heaven?  I found it once again.

Strawberry Pie. Joie de Vivre.  Joy of Living.

Ingredients:

1 –  9″ pie crust shell and enough pastry dough to trim the top

(You can make your own easily from my pie crust recipe here)

1 cup of mashed strawberries

3/4 cup of water

3/4 cup of sugar

3 tbsp. cornstarch

4 cups of sliced strawberries

1/4 cup of maple syrup

Egg wash

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.

Directions:

Cook the mashed strawberries in the water, bring to a boil then strain into a measuring cup.  Add enough water to make one cup.

Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and juice and stir quickly, bring to a boil and then cook for about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the strawberries.

Put the strawberry mixture into the pie crust shell.  Roll out the scraps of pastry dough you have to decorate the top of the pie, as shown.

Before you decorate the pie however, pour 1/4 cup of maple syrup over the entire pie.

Decorate with pastry strips

Brush with egg wash

Bake in the bottom third of a 400F oven for 45 minutes.

Voila!  The best pie you will ever eat.

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.
overhead shot of strawberry pie with pie crust lattice and sprinkled with powdered sugar, sitting on parchment paper
Yield: 6

Strawberry Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pie crust , 9" and enough pastry dough to trim the top
  • 1 cup strawberries, mashed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Egg wash

Instructions

Cook the mashed strawberries in the water, bring to a boil then strain into a measuring cup. Add enough water to make one cup.

  1. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and juice and stir quickly, bring to a boil and then cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the strawberries.
  3. Put the strawberry mixture into the pie crust shell. Roll out the scraps of pastry dough you have to decorate the top of the pie, as shown.
  4. Before you decorate the pie however, pour 1/4 cup of maple syrup over the entire pie.
  5. Decorate with pastry strips
  6. Brush with egg wash
  7. Bake in the bottom third of a 400F oven for 45 minutes.

Notes

I serve the pie with warm maple syrup and freshly whipped cream. Might as well go all the way!

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Hi there, I'm Judy, it's awesome to meet you! I'm a writer, master pie baker and I've been helping people reach their personal and career goals for over 30 years.   I believe everyone should experience the joy of creating old fashioned recipes, just like Mom or Grandma used to make. And I also help you to create those memories for you and your family with Simple, Delicious, Wholesome recipes that you can learn to make. We also help you discover that Simple Living isn't just a concept.  It's a state of mind. Comforting food and Simple Living. It's all here. You can read more on my About page!

Angela

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

I tried this recipe and it was delicious ! The maple syrup enhances the strawberries perfectly It will definitely be my go-to strawberry pie recipe from here forward!!

Judy Kahansky

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Hi Angela! Oh I'm so glad. It is yummy right? It's the only way I eat fresh strawberries too. :)

Elizabeth

Thursday 25th of August 2016

This is such a stunning looking pie! I haven't made a strawberry pie in years. I need to remedy this.

Kate @ Veggie Desserts

Thursday 25th of August 2016

You've convinced me to use maple syrup with strawberries! Looks great.

Judy

Saturday 27th of August 2016

You will love the combination Kate - it sounded strange to me at first, but one I tried it.... :)

Just Jo

Thursday 25th of August 2016

Oh now, I love strawberries. And I love maple syrup. But I have never tried them together nor put strawberries into pie before. This looks wonderful - I'll take a slab with a scoop of real vanilla ice cream please ;)

Judy

Saturday 27th of August 2016

One slab of pie with vanilla ice cream coming up!

jacquee | i sugar coat it!

Thursday 25th of August 2016

Mmmm... fresh berries and maple syrup sound yummy. I am all about the crust, though!

Judy

Saturday 27th of August 2016

Ah thanks Jacquee!

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