Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

When I was in France I used to wait for the right season to get good strawberries and make a strawberry pie,
Here in USA, I make this pie all the time because I always can find good strawberries in markets, it is really easy to do, it’s really delicious and not too caloric.

The pie is made with sweet pastry in the bottom, a pastry cream in the middle and fresh strawberries for the decoration .

I keep the weights of the ingredients in grams to avoid rounding them and giving you wrong measures,  I suggest you to use a scale that indicates the weight in grams.


 

The supplies you will need:

  • One Round Tarte Ring (9 inches)
  • Parchment paper
  • Icing Spatula
  • A stand Mixer
  • Silicone Spatula
  • kitchen Scale

Ingredient

For the Sweet pastry (Pâte Sucrée):

  • 200 g Flour
  • 120 g butter
  • 80 g icing sugar
  • 30 g sugar
  • 40 g eggs
  • 1 g salt

For the pastry cream 

  • 500 g Milk
  • 150 g sugar
  • 80 g  egg yolks
  • 50 g cornstarch
  • 110 g butter
  • Vanilla

Instructions:

Making the sweet paste:

  • In a mixing bowl, mix the butter until it becomes like a cream.
  • Add the eggs and the flour using the spatula or your hand until you get a ball of dough, cover it with a plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.

Sweet pastry

How to mold the sweet crust in the ring ( Façonner la pâte in French):

  • Butter inside the ring.
  • Roll out the dough in a floured surface until it is 11 inches large or more.

Sweet pastry

  • Place the ring on the table and try to put the dough inside it, cut the extra dough that exceeds the ring using the pastry roll.

Sweet pastry

Sweet pastry

  • Start shaping (Façonner) the sweet pastry by pressing it inside the ring using your thumb finger (remove again the extra pastry )

Sweet pastry

Sweet pastry

  • Don’t forget to sting the paste with a fork

Sweet pastry

  • On a backing tray, put the parchment paper first , the ring with the sweet pastry and then an other parchment paper.
  •  Fill the ring with beans to prevent the sweet pastry from swelling.

Sweet pastry

  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F (180 c) for 15 min .
  • Remove the beans and the parchment paper on the top, and bake for another 15 min.

Sweet pastry

Making the Pastry cream:

  • In a saucepan, bring the milk, the sugar 75 g, the vanilla to a boil over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl whisk the egg yolks and 75 g of sugar, Add the cornstarch and mix until smooth and free of lumps.
  • Add the heated milk to the egg yolks mixture gradually while stirring,  put it on heat for 1 minute and keep stirring until the pastry cream becomes thick.
    Pastry Cream
  • Remove it from the heat and add the 110 g of butter, when it is well incorporated in the pastry cream, put the whole mixture in a bowl and cover it with a plastic wrap on the surface and then refrigerate until the temperature of the Pastry Cream reaches 86 F(30 C).
  • Pastry Cream
    Pastry Cream
    Pastry Cream
    Pastry Cream

Montage of the pie:

  • Place the unmolded pie in the serving plate and fill it with the pastry cream.
  • Cut the strawberries in two pieces, decorate the pie starting from the middle in order to get a flower shape.
  • Refrigerate until serving.

 note :  Try to decorate the pie shortly before serving to avoid that the strawberries release their water.

 

Strawberry Pie

 

 

3 comments on “Strawberry Pie

  1. Looks so tasty!! I bet it’s delicious! Thank you for sharing such a lovely recipe. I will be sure to try it on my own!

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