Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Strawberry pie is one of my weakness, ESPECIALLY during the height of strawberry season. There is nothing like it. Since going gluten-free, I don’t make pies very often. I haven’t found a gluten-free crust that I really love, and frankly, I’ve gotten lazy about cooking from scratch.

But check this out. Pillsbury just launched a new collection of gluten-free doughs — chocolate chip cookie, pizza and pastry doughs.

pillsbury gluten free cookie, pie and pizza dough

Of the three, I was most excited to try the pastry dough. I decided to try it out on my favorite strawberry pie recipe — this Strawberry Glacé Pie from my old Betty Crocker cookbook.

I tried to follow the directions, kneading it until it was no longer crumbly, and rolling it out between two sheets of parchment paper, but I still couldn’t get the pie crust into the pan without it falling apart. I have to admit, it was frustrating. But I finally cobbled together something resembling a pie crust.

pillsbury gluten free pie crust

Then when I went to pull it out of the oven, I discovered that it shrunk. A LOT.

pillsbury gluten free pie crust

This part is my fault, though. I definitely used a pie plate that was too big. Had I used a regular 9-inch glass pan, I think it would have been okay because it held my filling just fine. In the future, I’ll remember to leave enough dough above the rim of the pie plate to allow for shrinkage.

strawberry glace pie

But guess what? When I sliced it and put it on plates, no one cared that it didn’t fill my pie pan. Look. At. This.

Gluten Free Strawberry Pie

The crust was a bit chewy, but the flavor was good. While this crust was nothing like my mom’s homemade, and it wasn’t as flaky and tender as a typical store-bought pie shell, it is a decent gluten-free substitute. Once you fill it with something delicious, it is certainly a worthy vessel.

If I do say so myself, my homemade pie filling was delectable. I omitted the cream cheese layer because I didn’t have cream cheese in the house, but we didn’t miss it. Everyone in our house scarfed it right down — crust and all. Of course, you can make this recipe with any pie dough you please, gluten-free or regular.

Fresh Strawberry Pie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 quart strawberries sliced in half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 9-inch pie crust, cooked (gluten-free or regular)
Instructions
  1. Mash enough strawberries to measure 1 cup.
  2. Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a saucepan.
  3. Add the water and mashed strawberries and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens; boil for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
  5. Place the remaining strawberries in the cooked pie crust.
  6. Pour the sauce over the strawberries and allow it to cool.
  7. Garnish with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. says

    Love this! My son has been having stomach issues and the doctor is between acid reflux and gluten allergies! The test came inconclusive, so I will definitely be trying your recipes and dough!

  2. says

    I want to try this; usually I don’t like the taste of gluten-free products (and often they are mealy) but you have convinced me.
    Estelle

  3. Lee Ann says

    With all of the peaches we are getting off our tree, I would make a peach pie. But… that strawberry pie looks pretty good!

  4. Heather says

    My daughter (9) has celiac disease, so our whole family eats gluten free. I would love to try the pizza dough for her!

  5. Barb @ A Life in Balance says

    Wow! That pie looks really good! I miss pie. I know dh will be making lots of pumpkin pie this fall which I won’t be able to eat.

  6. Lorie D says

    I want to make a fresh peach pie with all of the local fresh peaches available right now.

  7. Vanessa says

    I can’t wait to make an awesome pie with the pie crust. For my dear friend that just went GF to treat her migraines.

  8. says

    Last night I read a recipe in House Beautiful for pie that you bake on a cookie sheet. You simply double the recipe, bake on a sheet, and cut using biscuit cutters for adorable little round pies and pizzas. I’d love to try that tip with this product, especially now that I’m gluten-free!

  9. Mary Ellis says

    I would love to try the pizza crust dough! I’m tired of going out with my boyfriend for pizza and having to order salads! =P

  10. Nicole Lillie says

    We have a blueberry field near our home, and our Celiac 5 year old is positively dying for a blueberry pie!

  11. Krista says

    I would make pizza and breadsticks.

    Maybe making mini pies in a muffin pan would be better. The dough would have a better chance of cooking all the way through.

  12. Heather says

    My kids would love the Gluten Free Personal Pepperoni Pizzas. They love anything that is more their size!

  13. says

    I’m most excited about trying the gluten free pizza crust dough. I love homemade pizza and would really like to make calzones with Pillsbury’s gluten free pizza dough crust. It would make life so much easier than making the dough from scratch!

  14. josey clark says

    If I won I would make my mother some cookies for her birthday.. She’s been gluten free for a mounth now and i think it’d cheer her up. :) tehe

  15. kolpin says

    i’ll make a big cookie cake out of the chocolate chip cookie dough!

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