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Old 10-02-2008, 01:43 AM   #1
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Simple fresh strawberry pie recipe? (glaze help)

First off, hi, I'm new! I actually joined just so I could ask this question...

Tonight a friend and I made a fresh strawberry pie, which is currently chilling in the fridge. "You already made the pie! Why are you asking for a recipe?" Well, I've made a strawberry pie before, a few times, but probably not more recently than two or so years ago. I can't find the recipe I originally used, so I had to go with a new one. What I'm going for is a really, really basic fresh strawberry pie: basic butter crust, whole fresh strawberries, and a simple glaze.

The glaze is where I'm running into problems. All the recipes I found in my desperate googling wanted me to either a) use strawberry jello, or b) crush or use more strawberries in some other form. This doesn't mesh with what I remember of my lost recipe. I remember the glaze being really basic; I suspect merely water + sugar + thickening agent, but I can't remember what that agent was (cornstarch? unflavored gelatin? tapioca?), or what the proportions were. I really like doing things very simply and kind of old fashioned, I guess is the reason for my obsession with this plain glaze.

Anyway, am I deranged or does anyone else make strawberry pies like this?


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Old 10-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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sorry no clue here.

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Old 10-02-2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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I usually use apricot jam for glazes. Warm 2 tablesppons of jam in a saucepan with a little water. When melted, brush over your flan.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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Mine uses strawberry jello...but it's for the color, not for the thickening. You might try it. It uses cornstarch.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:20 AM   #6
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Here is one with pics. that I posted in 6/3/07

Strawberry Pie with pics

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glaze, strawberry pie

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