Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Strawberry Pecan Pie

ABC Wednesday
May 17th, 2017

The letter is S for Strawberry Pecan Pie

If it EVER stops raining the Strawberry Season will be upon us

and all the Mums and Cooks and strawberry lovers

will delight in baking this delicious treat!

At least once a year this scrumptious pie in a nutty, buttery shell
is an absolute MUST.

Here is the recipe...

First the Pecan Pastry.

In a bowl combine 1 cup of flour, a quarter cup of brown sugar
and a half teaspoon of salt.

Cut in one half a cup of butter until the mixture
resembles coarse crumbs....

and then stir in one half a cup of ground pecans!

Beat together 2 tablespoons of icy water and 1 egg yolk
and using a fork stir into the flour mixture until crumbly and  moist

Press into a 10 inch pie plate
Flute the edges and cover and refrigerate for about half an hour.

Meanwhile prepare the filling....(below)

When the half an hour is up
Prick the pastry all over and bake in a 375degree oven for ten minutes.

So, for the filling - puree four cups of strawberries
and in a saucepan combine 1 cup of sugar, one quarter cup of cornstarch
and one half a cup of water, blending well.

Add the pureed berries, bring to a boil stirring constantly, then reduce heat to low 
and cook for one or two minutes until the mixture
is translucent and slightly thickened.

Keep stirring while doing this.

Remove from heat and blend in one tablespoon of butter.

Let cool until lukewarm.

If you want the mixture extra smooth you might press it through a sieve.

Arrange four cups of whole strawberries tips up, in the pastry shell.
Pour in the filling and refrigerate for at least two hours....

Just before serving whip a cup of cream
with two tablespoons of icing sugar and pipe it around the edging....

My image, which I borrowed from Mister Google,
and that would be o.k. too!!!

More Ss here at ABC Wednesday with thanks to
all those who make this meme possible!


Photo Cache said...



ellen b. said...

Oh Hildred, this sounds lovely. I'm intrigued with that pecan crust...yum!

Tammy said...

looks delicious

Roger Owen Green said...

Raining a lot this past weekend in ALB, but it'll be 90 by Thursday!
Love the pie, though the Daughter has a nut allergy. Alas, but more for me.

Melody said...

I just say "Bon apetit" ;-)

Melody (ABC-W-team)
Preview Round 21

Gattina said...

I love strawberries ! Now I want to eat some !

The Weaver of Grass said...

That really looks the most magical pie Hildred. I am eating Scottish scrawberries every day at the moment as they are so delicious. That and asparagus both have short seasons so must be enjoyed when they are here.

Joy said...

Strawberry heaven. I always say yes to strawberries.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That sounds delicious -- I've never heard of a crust like that and really want to try this. We have two strawberry seasons -- they're fresh here in Florida in Feburary/March and then with any luck there will still be some good ones in Oregon when we get back there early in July. Yummmmmmm.

Nora said...

I will be coming right over to have pie!!! It looks so wonderful, I will have to try it. The strawberries are just coming into the stores soon.