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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Today is Pi Day, which of course means it is also Pie Day!

I do prefer the edible pie to the mathematical Pi. Who doesn’t? Frankly, I also try to avoid pie graphs whenever possible. But I never avoid strawberry pie!

In honor of this marvelous Pi and yummy Pie day today, take a listen to “It’s a Lovely Day Today” sung by Ella Fitzgerald. It will make your day complete!

Strawberry Pie


    Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 package graham crackers—about 1/3 of a pound box
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Glaze for Strawberries
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 2 pounds strawberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice


    Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Break graham crackers into the food processor. Pulse until they are small granules. Pour into a large pie dish.
  2. Slightly melt butter in the microwave. Set aside.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and nutmeg to graham cracker crumbs.
  4. With a fork, mix all ingredients together.
  5. Press with your fingers the mixture against the sides and bottom of the pie dish.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Cool.
  7. Glaze for Strawberries
  8. In a large saucepan, combine ¾ cup sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  9. Wash, hull and slice 5-6 large strawberries. Put in food processor and pulse until pieces are very small.
  10. To the saucepan, add processed strawberries, lemon juice and pineapple juice.
  11. Over medium heat bring to a boil while stirring constantly.
  12. Turn heat to low and stir while mixture simmers and thickens—for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set glaze mixture aside to cool.
  13. Wash, hull and slice remaining strawberries. Place in the cooled graham cracker crust.
  14. Pour cooled glaze mixture over the strawberries. Refrigerate for two hours. Serve with whipped heavy cream.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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