June is strawberry season and since berries are cheap when you buy fruit in season and I had learned how to freeze fresh strawberries to preserve them, I figured it was high time we have a homemade cast iron strawberry pie.
Never having made a strawberry pie before I decided to hop on Pinterest and look up a couple of recipes to see what one normally puts in a strawberry pie. Turns out, not much! I was tickled to find a recipe that doesn’t call for corn starch (I’m allergic to corn) and decided to change it up a little and make it in my cast iron skillet.
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Since my berries had already been frozen I had to let them defrost before making this recipe. My pie turned out a tad runny because my berries had been frozen and defrosted but it was pretty tasty anyway!! If you have fresh berries on hand this pie could end up being even more fantastic, which might be hazardous to your waistline.
- 2 cups whole white wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 sticks of cold butter, sliced
- 6-8 tablespoons water
- 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or food processor, blending until the mixture is fine and crumbly.
- Add the water a little at a time, mixing gently till the dough starts to stick together.
- Do not knead.
- Divide the dough in two and roll out the first crust, then put it in an un-greased cast iron skillet. Mine is about 9inches and worked perfectly for this recipe.
- Roll out the second crust and set aside.
- Toss the sliced berries with the flour and sugar. Put this mixture in the pie crust and top with dabs of butter.
- Top the whole thing with the second crust. Put a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape. Pinch the edges and bake for 30-45 minutes or until the pie's filling is bubbling out the slots in the crust and the edges of your crust are golden brown.
- Put a large baking sheet on the lower rack of your oven to catch any drips that may boil over.
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What are your favorite strawberry recipes?
I like this Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt recipe. So easy to make!