Savor the Season: Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

1. Introduction

There’s something about strawberries that speaks of sunshine, picnics, and the joy of summer. Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie captures this essence in every slice. This delightful recipe brings together the tartness of fresh strawberries with the sweetness of homemade jelly, all encased in a perfectly baked crust. It’s not just a pie; it’s a celebration of seasonal flavors and family gatherings. Whether you’re a baking novice or a pastry pro, this recipe is designed to impress and satisfy. Let’s dive into this culinary adventure and create a dessert that’ll be the star of any table.

2. Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jelly
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced

3. & 4. Directions & How to Prepare

  1. Preheat the Oven: Follow the directions on the frozen pie crust package.
  2. Bake the Pie Crust: Bake as per package instructions. Cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the Jelly Mixture: Whisk sugar, cornstarch, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until thick.
  4. Add Strawberry Jelly: Mix in the jelly and cool the mixture.
  5. Prepare the Strawberries: Slice strawberries while the jelly cools.
  6. Assemble the Pie: Arrange strawberries over the cooled crust. Pour the jelly mixture over them.
  7. Refrigerate: Chill the pie for a few hours until set.
  8. Serve: Slice and serve chilled. Optionally, garnish with extra strawberries or whipped cream​​.

5. Preparation Time

  • Preparation: 20 minutes (excluding cooling and setting time)
  • Cooking: Varies based on crust package instructions
  • Chilling: 2-3 hours

6. Servings

Serves 6-8, depending on slice size.

7. FAQs

  1. Can I use fresh pie dough instead of frozen? Yes, fresh dough can be used. Just follow the baking instructions for homemade dough.
  2. How long can the pie be stored? The pie stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  3. Can I use a different type of jelly? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with raspberry or mixed berry jelly for a twist.
  4. Is it necessary to chill the pie? Yes, chilling helps the pie set and enhances the flavors.
  5. Can I add other fruits to the pie? While strawberries are ideal, adding blueberries or raspberries can create a delightful berry mix.

8. Conclusion

Creating Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie is more than just following a recipe; it’s about creating memories and savoring the best of summer. This pie’s vibrant colors, rich flavors, and fresh ingredients make it a perfect dessert for any occasion. It’s a testament to the beauty of simplicity in baking. Whether you’re sharing it with family or enjoying a slice by yourself, this pie is sure to bring a smile to your face. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and let’s bring the joy of summer into our kitchens with this timeless strawberry delight.