March is the month of birthdays for the significant men in my life. Lucky for them because during their birth month, strawberries come into fruition in the Bayou State. I couldn’t resist buying a flat of them, but what do you do with a flat (8 quarts) of strawberries?
You make a pie or two and you have a party, course.
Strawberry Pie with Lattice Crust
2 basic pie crusts (recipe here)
2 quarts strawberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 pats butter
1 beaten egg (for browning the crust)
Mix two pie crusts. Roll one out and line your pie pan with it. Leave the second one in a ball for now and set it aside.
Rinse and slice strawberries.
Coat them with the sugar and flour then gently spoon them into the pie crust.
Top with two pats of butter.
Now it’s time to prepare the lattice top.
Roll out dough to about 1/8″ thickness.
Use a knife or pastry wheel to cut the dough into 8 slats.
Roll the slats and space them around the pan the way you want them on your pie.
Unroll 4 slats in the same direction over the pie.
Now weave one slat (over, under, over, under) perpendicular to the first 4 slats.
Weave the next slat opposite the previous one (under, over, under, over). Continue with the last 2 slats.
Trim the edges off and create a lip around the edge. The pie will be bubbly, and if any of the juice sneaks its way between the crust and the pie pan, the crust will stick to the pan after its baked. Try your best to keep the juice from overflowing by building up the edge with the dough.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush the egg onto the crust. This will give your crust a nice golden color.
Cover the edges with foil or a crust protector at this point to prevent burning.
Bake for 15 more minutes.
I like it with a dollop of chantilly. Or just plain. There’s no wrong way to eat strawberry pie.
Mariette's Back to Basics said:
The men in your life are lucky with such a great cook! You do it with passion and that adds even more than the Chantilly would!
You always have wise words to share, Mariette! ❤
You have some lucky guy’s in your life! Strawberry pie is the perfect gift! Happy Birthday to them and thank you for the delicious recipe! xo Karen
I wish I had enough strawberries to make another one – but they’re long gone! ❤
This looks so yummy Stacy! Happy birthday to your significant men. ❤
Thanks, Joanne. We had a lovely day! ❤
Oooh. Looks so yummy. My mouth is watering.
It was yummy, Bonnie. Wish I could send you a piece. ❤
Sue, a Florida Farm Girl said:
I’ve been thinking about a strawberry pie and now you’ve got me drooling!!
El Guapo said:
And now I want pie.