Saturday, June 28, 2014

4th of July Strawberry Pie

With a hint of orange and cinnamon, this pie is just too good to limit to one holiday.  

Strawberry Pie

2 pie crusts (you can make from scratch or buy already made)
2# strawberries, cleaned and halved
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp butter

Line the bottom of your pie pan with one layer of crust.  Place the strawberries in a large bowl.  Mix together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, orange zest and sprinkle on top.  Drizzle orange juice over the strawberries and mix in cut pieces of butter.  Place in the pie pan.  Cut out star or whichever design you prefer in crust or just cover the strawberries with it and cut slits in for venting.  Pinch together the top and bottom crusts at the edges.  Brush on a tablespoon of milk on top and sprinkle cinnamon sugar to finish the crust.  Bake for 40 minutes at 425°.