This week on Tasty Tuesday you guys have hit the jackpot! Not only am I sharing one recipe....not even two recipes...but, yes, THREE recipes in one post. You will be learning how to make a homemade pie crust without a rolling pin, strawberry pie, and homemade whipped cream, which is so much better than Cool Whip they shouldn't even be in the same sentence. Since I am doing three recipes, let's get started.
Recipe #1: Here is what you need to make Press In The Pan Pie Crust (no rolling pin, no bowl needed):
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 Tbsp. milk
First, place flour, sugar, and salt in pie pan.
Then add oil and milk.
Carefully mix in the pie pan.
Now press the dough onto the bottom and sides of the pan.
Since the strawberry pie recipe calls for the pie crust to already be baked, now bake the crust at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
Recipe #2: Here is what you need to make Strawberry Pie (ignore the whipping cream in the picture):
1 9-inch pie crust, baked
4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced (do not use store bought if at all possible! The flavor is not as good. Peaches, blackberries, raspberries, or other fruits could also work in this recipe.)
1 cup white sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. butter
First, arrange three cups of the sliced strawberries in the baked pie crust.
Next, mash the remaining cup of berries and combine in a medium saucepan with sugar, cornstarch, and water.
Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for two minutes, then remove from heat.
Add the butter to the strawberry mixture. This will keep the pie crust from getting soggy.
Pour the mixture over the berries in the pie crust.
Let the pie chill for several hours before serving.
Recipe #3: Here is what you need to make homeade whipped cream:
The key to making really easy whipped cream is to chill the bowl and the beaters for about 30 minutes before making. If you have a cold bowl and beaters, your whipped cream will be ready in about 2-3 minutes.
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
Put whipping cream in the chilled bowl and beat on medium for about 1 minute until soft peaks begin to form.
Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix for about 1 minute longer until cream is the right consistency.
Spread whipped cream on your pie and decorate with a sliced strawberry garnish.
I took this to our church's small group on Sunday night. There was nothing left. It was unbelievably good. In fact My Man said, "You can make that pie anytime!" and he doesn't even like sweets. It was very easy to make, so give it a try and impress everyone with a pie made totally from scratch.
Afraid I will never go back to store bought anything (who am I kidding?!?) in the treehouse,