Friday, May 20, 2011

Strawberry Woes

Oh, were so handsome in your red, seedy suit. I had such big plans for you and I this week. You were on sale! Two pounds for just $3.49... irresistible. You were to be the star of my blog post...but oh, how you disappoint! You should have warned me that you were far to juicy to fulfill my recipe needs! I have learned the hard way, Strawberry, from now on I will find company with your cousin, Blueberry.

It was a hard week, culinary speaking. I tried making strawberry scones...and failed. The flavor was good, the texture...not so good...bad actually. They were really dough-y and tasted undercooked even after extending the baking time. We ate them anyway.

I decided to give Strawberry a second chance...a pie.

I have made this fresh fruit pie a million times (okay, maybe not a million, but lots) but, always with blueberries. It goes like this...mash enough fruit to make one cup. Mix one cup sugar and 3 tablespoons corn starch and 1/2 cup orange juice and the mashed fruit in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir continuously until mixture boils and thickens. Let cool.

Gently fold in sliced or whole fruit (about 4 cups). Fill a graham cracker crust or baked shell and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Shall we just say that this would have been an excellent dessert to serve to extremely close friends, as in, you all grab a spoon and eat it right out of the pie plate because this sure didn't look like a slice of pie when I tried to serve it!!

It tasted quite yummy but I am afraid I'm not getting any points for curb appeal. I will stick to something fool proof like strawberry shortcake or maybe strawberry know, pour the milk, add the syrup, stir. ☺ It was not a good recipe week.

As for the best thing we've eaten this week...I don't think I've eaten it yet! Haha!
Have a good weekend everyone!
Happy, happy birthday Sister S!!!


  1. HAHA Nel..your hilarious!!! I would have eaten pie with you.. :)Mar~

  2. haha! It still looks delicious, and as long as it tastes good it's ok, right? :) I have a recipe for strawberry muffins I want to try out soon.

    My favorite meal of the week were my slow cooked ribs, served with Barefoot Contessa potato salad. Mmm... I just ate lunch and now I'm hungry again!

  3. ya know, i've never had luck making scones...??
    tried twice, 2 different recipes...well your pie looks ah-ma-zing so it was meant to be!

  4. yay! b-day shoutout :) the pie looks yummy! i'd warm it up and eat it with some chocolate ice-cream! ~*S*~

  5. They are also very wonderful as the "decoration" on a fruit pizza - the kind made with cookie dough for the base and cream cheese/whipped cream for the sauce.


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