strawberry custard pie

strawberry custard pie

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I’m gonna make you a strawberry pie maker. And, it’s gonna be so easy! Yes, you’ll be the star making this strawberry custard pie! Super simple!

Funny how the thought and memory of a strawberry can conjure up memories of growing up in Southern West Virginia. Stick with me because the strawberry is the catalyst of this memory.

When I was a little girl, one of the treats we had as kids was to go for a drive on Sunday. Certainly not every Sunday by no means. Probably three or four Sundays a year. Now, drives were special because we’d usually stop some place to eat. Mom and Dad would pile us four kids into the 1954 Ford where the seats still had the plastic cover on them, and they’d try to enjoy themselves while the four of us would end up fussing and fighting in the backseat. There wasn’t much in the way of dining to choose from, but depending upon our drive, we might have something really ‘ritzy’ like the ‘Glasshouse’ on the West Virginia turnpike or a mom and pop diner in a nearby small town.

Occasionally, our family would take a long drive, maybe because we kids were being good, to Charleston where we’d go to Shoney’s. Yes, Shoneys home of the ‘Big Boy’ and a chain of restaurants, some still around, that started in the 1950s. If you’ve never been there, then you don’t know this. They have the best strawberry pie around!

Yes, it’s their signature strawberry pie. Now while my strawberry custard pie is no where like Shoney’s version, the reason I share this is because when I create recipes, I draw upon my history, my legacy, my memories, and my experiences, which give me that inspiration to make something. Yep, that’s the case here.

I was thinking of Mom and Dad, us four brats, all piled into that beat up 1954 Ford doing the ‘family’ thing that in all probability was pureTEE torture for Mom and Dad. But, God bless ’em, they tried so hard to give us exposure to the ‘finer’ things in life and expand our small world in those mountains of Southern West Virginia to the big city. For another glimpse into my past.

Strawberry Pies

I’m gonna make you a pie maker. Specifically, I’m talking strawberry pies. And, it’s gonna be so easy! Yes, you’ll be the star making this strawberry custard pie! Super simple!

There is nothing better than fresh sweet in-season strawberries. And, when you get them, you are ready to overdose on this berry goodliness! We know that there are upteen zillion ways to use strawberries. I mean they are just so versatile and perfect for both sweet and savory dishes. But, the quintessential way, I think, to use them is in strawberry pies.

Custard

There are various ways to make custard. And, my version of making custard for this strawberry pie is so simple. You’ll use two ingredients. And, the custard is going to bake in the pie. Custard is basically eggs (yolks), milk (or cream) and sugar. But, with sweetened condensed milk we have the sugar and milk combined then all we need to do is whisk in the eggs. When all this is poured over those fresh ripe juicy strawberries and baked in the oven, well, you get a delicious custard. Pretty simple, right! That’s what cooking should be, easy! 

 

strawberry custard pie

strawberry custard pie

strawberry custard pie

I'm gonna make you a strawberry pie maker. And, it's gonna be so easy! Yes, you'll be the star making this strawberry custard pie! Super simple!

Ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 1 refrigerated roll up pie crust, somewhat room temperature & rolled out
  • 16 oz. package fresh strawberries, tops trimmed off & sliced lengthwise into 2-4 pieces
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • ½ lemon, zest & juice

Instructions

Coat a 9” pie plate with cooking spray. Lay the pie crust in the plate. Let it drape over the pie plate.

Plate the strawberries in a concentric circle on the crust. Add the lemon zest and juice on the berries.

In a small bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk, one egg and one egg yolk. Reserve the egg white for brushing the crust before baking.

Pour the custard mix over the berries. Fold over and pinch together the pie crust draping over the pie plate. Use a pastry brush and coat this crust.

Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and cool about an hour.

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10 Comments

  1. This will be a sure hit at my house!!

  2. The strawberries have me drooling!

  3. This pie looks absolutely phenomenal. I could go for a huge slice right now!

  4. LOVE the video! Someone just asked me what to make for a dinner party he is having tomorrow night. I am going to tell him to bake this pie. Thank you!

    • Merrreeeee! Thank you!!! You make me dance and twirl!! This pie’s really good. And, you see EZ PZ! Miss you girl! xoxo

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