Year of Pies – Strawberry Pie

My favourite time of the year for local eat has to be berry season. I cut fruit out of my diet a few years ago to control my sugar levels but I make a few exceptions during the year: strawberry & peach season. All bets are off during this time and I’m usually seen with a pint or two of local strawberries.

The strawberry season here is so short – this year I think it was around 4-6 weeks so I made sure to stop by my favourite farm (Emma Lea Farms in Westham Island) to pick up a flat of fruit. Yes, a flat! (it’s 15lbs) Of course I was going to eat as many as possible (as quickly as possible) but I knew I was going to make a pie. I better not mess this up – this is a one-time-a-year kind of dessert!

I decided to go with Serious Eats’ Late Summer Fruit pie with their Old-Fashioned Pie Crust. (recipe here) I knew I could trust Stella (aka Bravetart).

The crust came together pretty quickly although when rolling out, it was a lot stretchier than I expected. As for the filling, I followed the ratio and off into the oven we went. It came out so beautifully. I don’t think I waited enough time before I could cut into it because it was pretty runny. And strawberries do tend to have more water – maybe additional tapioca starch? (also the starch was pretty old) A few factors at play but really – no complaints in terms of taste of fruit and the integrity of the crust. Sure, it was a bit runny but I mean…c’mon. It’s strawberry pie 🙂

BC Strawberries

Local BC berries!

Filling in Pie Crust

Marinating in a sugar/starch coating

Pie with Shiba Cut Outs

Yes – those are Shiba cut-outs in the pie! I also need to pre-research some crimping techniques so I’m not caught in between crusts.

Strawberry Pie

Gloriously golden and sooo tasty

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Author:bainvancouver

Communications specialist by day, baker/cook/triathlete/dog-owner by night. I blog about my adventures inside and outside my kitchen. Come take a look - no big whoop!

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