strawberry icebox pie.

Monday, July 15, 2013

strawberry icebox pie

you could put most anything in a homemade graham cracker crust and i'm positive it'd be tasty. isn't that the main reason for eating pie? the crust? well, whipped cream too. the filling is mostly a vessel to get the crust and whipped cream into your mouth at the same time. and bonus points for this recipe NOT containing gelatin. gross.

strawberry icebox pie

ed is the whipped cream maker in the house and he's pretty talented, i tell ya. you should also know that i save this job for him because getting the stand mixer out of the cabinet takes superhuman strength that i have yet to acquire. though he also has a habit of getting distracted and turning the cream into actual butter. 

strawberry icebox pie

strawberry icebox pie
10 graham crackers (roughly 2 1/2 by 5 inch crackers)
1 cup sugar
5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
2 quarts fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt

whipped cream
small container of heavy whipping cream
powdered sugar to taste (start with 2 tbsp and go from there)
1 tsp good vanilla extract

1. preheat oven to 350F. in a food processor, blend graham crackers with 2 tbsp sugar until finely ground. add melted butter and pulse until thickened. press mixture into a 9 inch pie plate and bake for 12-14 minutes, until crust is lightly browned. let cool completely.
2. in a saucepan, stir 3/4 cup sugar, cranberry juice, 2 cups strawberries, corn starch, and salt. gently mash the strawberries and bring the mixture to a boil. reduce to simmer and cook until very thick (about 1 minute). stir frequently. remove from heat and stir in remaining strawberries.
3. pour into cooled pie crust and refrigerate until set-- at least 4 hours. i made mine a day ahead. 
4. for the whipped cream, beat cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form. add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix to incorporate. do no over-beat! serve in heaping dollops over each slice. 

strawberry icebox pie

i made the loop around our block with sam the other day and noticed a woman in a pair of dashing red wedges. i noticed only the wedges at first as i was looking down at sam and as my eyes shifted up, none other than tina fey was the wearer of the wedges. what this has to do with strawberry icebox pie i have no idea other than i wish i would have invited her up for a slice.

recipe slightly adapted from martha stewart.


Mary said...

Wow that looks good. Why have I never made a strawberry pie before? That needs to change.

in dreams said...

1) strawberries are red? therefore red wedges = logical connection here. (plus, tina fey can be thrown into a good convo anytime, i think. she's pretty amazing that way.)
2) this pie looks AH-MAZE-ING. i may have to make it today..?!
3) how on earth do you come up with these food photos that cause me to bump my head on the computer screen, in my effort to smell and/or taste them? geez.

Rosie said...

This looks so delicious! I'm craving strawberries now. Just love your blog :)

marni zarr said...

this looks divine.
oh man, i love stories like that!!!
in keeping with the color theme, maybe you blushed a bit?

Rebeka said...

Oh this looks just fantastic. Also, Tina Fey?! I would have been totally star-struck. I love that she was wearing awesome red wedges too.

A Crimson Kiss said...

This sounds every kind of magical.

Confession: I hand-whip the cream, which is horrible and takes FOREVER, but makes me feel like I've earned a dollop once I'm done!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Oh god this looks SO good!!!

Erin said...

I would regret not inviting Tina up for some pie, too! This pie sounds fantastic-- minimal baking and graham cracker crust is the best combo!

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