An all-natural, easy homemade Fresh Strawberry Pie from scratch that will knock your socks off. Made with our Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze, fresh summer strawberries and topped with our Chantilly Whipped Cream. Use our foolproof buttery and flaky pie crust recipes for Perfect Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust or Best Ever Flaky Buttermilk Pie Crust. Everyone will rave!
A New All-Natural Summertime American Classic:
Fresh Strawberry Pie with Chantilly Whipped Cream
My sweet friends, today I am over-the-moon happy to share with you a very special recipe—a homemade, made from scratch Fresh Strawberry Pie without artificial colors, flavorings or other synthetic additives. Ah. Summertime. What is it without a freshly made Fresh Strawberry Pie?
Over the past two summers, I worked diligently on this recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie as well as the component recipes and tutorial articles for it so that you will have all the information, knowledge and confidence, as well as options, to forge ahead and make the very best Fresh Strawberry Pie to celebrate spring and summer with friends and family. Honestly, this pie will be the hit of your summertime bash!
Below is a complete list of all the component recipes and tutorial articles associated with today’s recipe for easy reference.
Associated Recipes & Articles for Fresh Strawberry Pie
Best Homemade Pastry Flour
Perfect Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust Pastry
Best Ever Flaky Buttermilk Pie Crust Pastry
How to Make Pie Crust Dough & Flute the Edge
25 Essential Pastry Washes For Pie Crust
How To Blind Bake (Pre-Bake) A Pie Crust
Caring for Fresh Berries & The Best Berry Wash
Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze
Stabilized Chantilly Whipped Cream – New Way
Included in our recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie is a classic recipe for Chantilly Whipped Cream. You can make a single recipe or easily double it to serve more. Or, you can prepare our Stabilized Chantilly Whipped Cream. As I mentioned, you have many options.
The only option that I am still working on is the gluten free variation for my favorite buttery, flaky pie crusts—Perfect Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust Pastry and Best Ever Flaky Buttermilk Pie Crust Pastry, for my dear gluten free readers. My hope is to complete this work soon (in the coming days) and update the recipes with the variations or post the recipes separately.
This Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe will truly knock your socks off. The secrets are in the incredibly tasty Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze bursting with fresh red berry flavor. It is made by thickening 100% pure pomegranate juice, used for both color and flavor, as well as freshly made red raspberry purée—which complements fresh strawberries beyond measure. This magnificent homemade glaze is better than any prepared glaze you could purchase at the grocery store and so much better for you since it is made with all-natural ingredients—that actually have health benefits such as added fiber.
Let’s talk briefly about Chantilly Whipped Cream since it is included in this recipe.
About Chantilly Whipped Cream
Chantilly Cream is a classic whipped cream topping used to adorn the most elegant of desserts or makes ordinary desserts more extraordinary. Take care not to overheat as this causes the whipped cream to become granular and separated. Perfect whipped cream should be whipped to soft or stiff peak stage. In this recipe, for Fresh Strawberry Pie & Chantilly Whipped Cream, granulated sugar is used versus confectioners’ sugar. Since the granulated sugar is added to the cream in the beginning, it has a chance to dissolve before the cream is whipped. If you would like to read more about Chantilly Whipped Cream, be sure to read our article and accompanying recipe for Stabilized Chantilly Whipped Cream as it includes a bit of history and why I call my recipes Chantilly Whipped Cream.
Why We Recommend Organic Pasteurized Heavy Whipping Cream
Unfortunately, ultra-pasteurized heavy cream is the most widely available. Pasteurized organic heavy cream is preferred. It has the sweetest cream flavor and 1 cup (240 ml) yields a full 2 cups (480 ml) after whipping. A good alternative to pasteurized organic heavy cream is regular pasteurized heavy cream. It also whips up to 2 cups (480 ml). Since ultra-pasteurized heavy cream is processed at such a high temperature, some of the protein and enzymes are lost. Thus, ultra-pasteurized heavy cream has a slightly cooked taste and yields a small volume than its counterparts—about 1½ cups (360 ml). It is definitely worth it to seek out either organic pasteurized heavy cream or regular pasteurized heavy cream.
To learn how to prepare Stabilized Chantilly Whipped Cream for your Fresh Strawberry Pie, simply follow our easy recipe.
Our sincere hope, here at Wicked Good Kitchen, is that you will enjoy this recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie and that it will truly knock your socks of and receive rave reviews. No matter which buttery and flaky pie crust you use, this recipe is phenomenal!
Happy pie making, my friends!
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An all-natural, Fresh Strawberry Pie from scratch. Made with our Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze, fresh strawberries and topped with our Chantilly Whipped Cream. Use our Perfect Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust or Best Ever Flaky Buttermilk Pie Crust. Everyone will rave!
For the Pie Crust Choices
- One 9-inch (23 cm) pre-baked pie crust from Perfect Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust Pastry, recipe by Wicked Good Kitchen
- One 9-inch (23 cm) pre-baked pie crust from Best Ever Flaky Buttermilk Pie Crust Pastry, recipe by Wicked Good Kitchen
For the Strawberry Filling
- 2 pounds (32 oz or 908 g) hulled fresh strawberries, halved, about 8 cups
- 1 recipe all-natural Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze, recipe by Wicked Good Kitchen
For the Chantilly Whipped Cream—Makes about 2 cups (480 ml)
- 1 cup (½ pint or 240 ml) chilled heavy cream, very cold
- 1 tablespoon (about 12 g) granulated cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of fine-grain sea salt, optional
Option For Stabilized Chantilly Whipped Cream
- Stabilized Chantilly Whipped Cream—Makes about 4 cups (960 ml), recipe by Wicked Good Kitchen
Optional Special Equipment & Supplies
Prepare the Pie Crust: Follow recipes to yield one (1) 9-inch (23 cm) baked pie crust, either Perfect All-Butter Pie Crust Pastry or Best Ever Flaky Buttermilk Pie Crust Pastry.
Follow directions for blind baking (pre-baking) the pie crusts with our tutorial, How To Blind Bake (Pre-Bake) A Pie Crust. Cool crust completely before adding filling to pie crust.
To seal, protect or moisture-proof your baked pie crust to prevent a soggy bottom, simply follow the directions to brush on Egg White Glaze after baking while the pie crust is still warm from the oven. The directions are included in the tutorial, How To Blind Bake (Pre-Bake) A Pie Crust. We highly recommend this step—especially if you are preparing your Fresh Strawberry Pie ahead of time.
Prepare the Strawberry Filling: Follow directions to prepare Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze. Cool glaze completely.
When ready to prepare the Strawberry Filling, hull 2 pounds (908 g) fresh strawberries slicing larger berries in half. (Slice extra-large strawberries in quarters, if desired.) Place sliced strawberries in a large bowl; pour 1 cup (240 ml) cooled (to room temperature) Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze over sliced strawberries and toss gently with rubber spatula to coat evenly.
Using rubber spatula, scrape and pour fresh strawberry filling into prepared 9-inch (23 cm) pre-baked and cooled pie crust and arrange berries attractively so they are cut-side down. Drizzle remaining 1 cup (240 ml) of glaze evenly over the top of strawberry filling.
Refrigerate pie until set and ready to serve, at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.
Prepare the Chantilly Whipped Cream: Chill nonreactive mixing bowl and beaters (for a handheld or stand mixer) in the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes or refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
To the chilled bowl, add well-chilled cream, sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat on low speed until thickened and small bubbles form. Increase mixer speed to medium and continue to beat until beaters leave a trail in the cream. Increase speed to high and continue to beat until cream is smooth, thick and nearly doubled in volume.
Chantilly Whipped Cream is ready to serve immediately. For a decorative presentation, fill a 12- or 16-inch (30.5 or 41 cm) piping bag (depending on amount of whipped cream prepared in the recipe choices above, 2 cups or 480 ml to 4 cups or 960 ml) fitted with a Wilton 1M decorating tip and pipe 8 large rosettes around perimeter of pie for each serving. Alternatively, place all ingredients for the Chantilly Whipped Cream into a chilled Whipped Cream Dispenser such as the iSi 1-Pint Gourmet Whip Culinary and Cream Whipper as we often do to keep whipped cream chilled for any leftover pie.
Slice and serve pie with fresh Chantilly Whipped Cream or Stabilized Chantilly Whipped Cream.
Yield: Makes one (1) 9-inch (23 cm) pie; 8 servings.
Recipe for Chantilly Whipped Cream can easily be doubled to serve more.
Wicked Good Kitchen highly recommends selecting organic ingredients whenever possible.
Unfortunately, ultra-pasteurized heavy cream is the most widely available. Pasteurized organic heavy cream is preferred. It has the sweetest cream flavor.
For this recipe, we highly recommend the following ingredients to include organic fresh strawberries.
For our Chantilly Whipped Cream recipe, we highly recommend Organic Valley® Organic Heavy Whipping Cream, 365 Everyday Value Organic Cane Sugar by Whole Foods Market® (a pure cane organic granulated sugar), Nielsen-Massey® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract and Fine-Grain Sea Salt by Eden Foods®.
For shopping suggestions for all other recipe components, please see each individual recipe.
Food Styling Inspired by: Better Homes & Gardens
Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com
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