This is my adaptation of a recipe from Sarabeth Levine, of Sarabeth's. If you've never made a 'from-scratch' cream pie, it's not difficult at all, and so worth it for great flavour. Make sure you make the almond crust - like a yummy cookie!
This recipe came from "The Farmers Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipes" cookbook, used for a pumpkin pie. I used it last night to make Bev's Chocolate Chip Pie. It turned out great. It can be prebaked for a cream-filled pie, or unbaked for a pie that must go into the oven. You could use this recipe as an alternative to just about any "crumb crust". Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Not usually my kind of recipe--I am ordinarily kind of a purist (i.e., I'd rather make REAL key lime pie with REAL key limes)--but this is simply fantastic. My friend who lives in my apartment complex made it and gave me the recipe.
There is a restaurant in Shreveport, LA that is famous for it's Strawberry Pie. I got this recipe back in the 70's In fact, Strawn's is known for this pie. I got this recipe many years ago and make it during strawberry season.
A featured recipe in the July 2002 issue of Bon Appétit, this pie is my absolute favorite fruit pie! I often use the frozen berry mix from Trader Joe's instead of fresh berries. Preparation time does not include cooling time, but usually we can't even wait to let the pie cool for three hours! When I'm short on time, I make a no-roll pie crust and skip the crust ingredients / instructions here.
Easy and economical to make for use to make your own pies and tarts. Times given are when using a food processor, if doing by hand add another 5 minutes. Don't include chill time. If you have hot hands would advise using a food processor. You end up with enough for 2 tart cases (9") or for the top and bottom of a 9" pie. If using for a sweet dish add 2 teaspoons sugar after you rub in butter. Use as is for savoury dishes.
I have edited this to 8 serves for if used as 2 bottoms or a top and bottom it would equate to 8 serves, giving a truer nutritional panel. Still does not include sugar for sweet pastry. Please note referring to a 250ml metric cup for USA cups + 2 tablespoons.
These little tasty treats are always a hit. They taste just like an apple pie, except they are mini sized and easy to eat. They are great to take to a party because there is not cutting and serving needed. People always rave about these. I think their pretty tasty too! My hubby loves to eat them warm with vanilla ice cream on the side. Maybe a little caramel sauce drizzled over top! Mmmmm...