Here is a recipe for Strawberry Pie, I thought it would be fun to dress it up for Valentine’s Day by making the top crust out of several different size hearts. If you haven’t made your own crust before, it is super easy.
Basic Pie Crust:
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 Cup Shortening
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 6-8 Tablespoons Cold Water
- 6 Cups of frozen or fresh Strawberries
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Flour
3 Different size heart cookie cutter
First make the pie crust, in bowl you will add shortening, flour and salt, with pastry cutter combined the ingredients. Next add cold water a tablespoons at a time until it holds together. Divide dough into two separate balls. Start by making the base of the pie crust, using a rolling pin roll out dough into a a circle in until it is about 12″ wide. Add the dough to a pie pan, cut off excess dough. Make the filling by adding strawberries, sugar and flour, mix together and add to the pie.
Next, roll out the second dough and use the cookie cutters to cut out 5 large, 9 medium and 25 mini hearts.
Place the hearts on top go pie, start by adding the small heart around the outside of the pie.
Follow this with the large hearts.
You will then add the medium size hearts and finish it off with a mini heart right in the center of the pie.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Let cool and Enjoy!