Monday, April 11, 2011

Easy Strawberry Pie

These days I am cutting down all those sweet indulgence and trying to avoid by taking in extra sugar. I think it's a good start for a more healthy living. And I am lucky enough to be able to get 2 prunet of fresh strawberries for half price which is less than RM9 (for two), days ago. How I wish to double my purchase but it's all too late! My boy just loves eating them fresh. Then I will puree the leftovers for other uses. And here is one of the goodies I made.

Ingredients for Pie Crust : (Recipe source from here)
200gm all purpose flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tspn salt
2 tbsp milk powder
110gm cold butter, cubed
3 tbsp water

Method :
(1) combine flour, milk powder, sugar and salt in a big bowl, mix well.
(2) add in cold butter and rub against the dry ingredients untill well combined.
(3) stir in cold water and slowly mix to form a dough.
(4) wrap dough with plastic sheet and keep in freezer for about 20 mins.
(5) then roll out the size just to fit a 9" pie pan, lined with greaseproof paper.
(6) keep refrigerated for another 15 mins.
(7) cover the upper top of the crust with a piece of greaseproof paper plus a handful of black beans.
(8) bake at preheated oven 175'C for about 20 mins. Then leave aside to cool.

Ingredients for Strawberry Fillings :
100gm strawberry puree
250gm cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp lime juice (or sour cream)
1-1/2 cup whipping cream, non-dairy
100gm icing sugar

Method :
(1) whisk together cream cheese, sour crean, sugar and strawberry puree untill well combined.
(2) fold in whipped cream and mix well.
(3) finally, spread mixture over the pastry crust and keep refrigerated for at least 4 hours or over night.
(4) serve chilled.
Ingredients for Strawberry Topping :
400gm strawberry puree
150gm strawberry jam ( I used Smucker Low Sugar Jam)
*combine both ingredients and beat to well mixed, then spread over the top of the cream filling.

This is surely a superb easy fruitty pie which is less sweet and still be able to maintain the delicious sweetness for us to enjoy. You can use any fruits puree as you like. Still as refreshing and delicious. Enjoy!

*I'm sending this to Jean @ Aspiring Baker #6 Event.


Cooking Gallery said...

This looks awesome, Kristy! I especially like the beautiful pink colour of the cream cheese :D).

divya said...

looks very tempting. Slurp :)

Lyndsey ~ The Tiny Skillet ~ said...

It looks so refreshing Kristy. I would love a little slice right now...I just finish some lunch :P I like less sweet desserts, so this one is perfect for me!

If I make a dessert I really have to give most of it know that apple pie I made? I had to throw away some of it because nobody would finish it. I think they each had one slice, and that's it. I should of just brougt it into work with me. Hope your weekend was great!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

this looks amazing thanks for traveling with me Kristy :-) and thanks wonderful u have been to New Zealand hugs


Pegasuslegend said...

I really am going to make this for Easter, omg this looks heavenly.. I have one question is the sour cream a substitute for lime? That really intrigue me on the sub part.. I love this so perfect looking! nice job ................

Elin said...

Kristy...I WANT A PIECE !!! please :)....looks so mouthwatering. I have been so busy the last few weeks that I got no time to go blog hopping :) Miss your blog :) Have a nice day Kristy and dont forget to send a piece to me.

Jet said...

Omg! My mouth is watering. Looks so good and the color really pop out. Thanks for sharing.

j3ss kitch3n said...

i'm drooling Kristy! yummy!

SashaInTheKitchen said...

That looks amazing. I am so excited for strawberry season to come so soon!

The Sweetylicious said...

OMG!! this look sooo awesome! fuity and yummy! no mess too (: (: great job!
psst, you can submit this to aspiring bakers hosted by jean (:

Little Inbox said...

This is so good. I wish I can have a piece now. :P

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Blackswan said...

Is this easy enough for a dummy like me? I can't bake for nuts! OMG, it's too tempting!

Nammi said...

yumm!!!, and easy to make too.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Kristy, the strawberry puree on top make the pie very pretty. I like that very little sugar is used.

Angie's Recipes said...

This is a wonderful cheese mousse pie!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh gosh Kristy! I am involuntarily salivating while seeing your lovely strawberry pie! Cut me a big slice will you dear? Heehee!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Will love to have a BIG slice of the pie please. Looks so so good.

girls who like to gorge said...

Such a summery looking pudding!! xxxxx

Elra's cooking and baking said...

Delicious, and easy, I think that is a perfect dessert!

Mary said...

This looks delightful, Kristie. I know my family would love this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joy, The Herbed Kitchen said...

This looks absolutely divine. I discovered your blog through Mary at One Perfect Bite and I'm so happy I came to visit. I'm with you on trying to cut back on sugar but it's so hard!

Reeni said...

This looks heavenly! Cream cheese and strawberries were made for each other! xoxo

Cheah said...

Kristy, I don't mind having a piece of this for tea!

Zoe said...

Kristy, I appreciate your thoughtful comment at my bread post. I'm with you seeing lots of negative comments about bread improver and have concerns about adding them into my breads. For this reason, I'm curious to see the role of the bread improver and will try to avoid using it if possible. The bread improver that I'm using is commonly available in most supermarket (Aussie made Wallaby brand)and wouldn't think it contains high amount of preservatives and enzymes like some that are strictly available for commercial use.

I like your idea of cutting back our sugar consumptions, at the same time still able to enjoy sweet indulgences. Your strawberry pie looks very delicious and has real strawberries in it. Yum!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm so craving Strawberry Pie. Yours looks "purty" delicious, Kristy.

Thank you so much for sharing...

Hayley said...

From the picture, the pie's texture is so smooth, I thought it's a cheesecake, haha :P

Barbara said...

Wonderful pie, Kristy. Perfect for spring and just as easy to make as can be. Yummy crust!

My Little Space said...

Cooking Gallery : Thanks! Glad you like it too.

Divya : Thank you, dear.

Lyndz : Poor dear, I wish my children & I were there to help you finish up the pie. That delicious looking pie! What a waste!

Rebecca : Yes, I was there many many years ago.

Claudia : Yes, you can either one of them. You can use more sour cream but less lime juice for sub.

Elin : I know you've been terribly busy these days. Will keep in touch.

Jet : Thank you very much. Hope you will like it.

Jess : Remember to put on your napkin! ha...

Salsa : Glad you like it too. Enjoy!

Sweetylicious : Yes, I've already submitted the entry. Thank you very much for keeping me inform.

My Little Space said...

Little Inbox : No problem, just wait me at the other side of your printer! ha...

Bleu Wale : duo je sai!

Shirley : No worries, S'pore has everything you want!

Nammi : Yeap, easy bitsy!

Veron : But still over consumed most of the time. haha.. Very hard to control the sweet.

Angie : Thank you!

Bee : Too bad, it's all gone! Maybe next round. Glad you like it too.

Penny : Thank you! Enjoy.

Girls who like to gorge : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Glad you enjoy the recipe too. Hope to see you more often.

Kak Dewi : So are yours! Why don't we exchange! haha....

Mary : You have a fine day too!

Joy : WElcome to my little space. you'll enjoy it here.simply Have fun. Hope to see you more often.

Reeni : Hmmm... simply superb!

Cheah : Ok!

Zoe : You're welcome. I have more info coming up this weekend. So, stay tune.

louise : Don't crave! Just have a slice.

Hayley : Hope you'll like it too!

Barbara : Yes, a total spring look pie! :o)

Thank you all for spending your time here with me. It's such a great pleasure for having you here joining me everyday.

Hope you're all enjoying your day and have fun.

Blessings, Kristy

Emily Malloy said...

This is so beautiful and looks so delicious!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

That's a gorgeous and delicious looking pie! Strawberries are coming into season over here and the prices are coming down. You will soon see lots of recipes using them.

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

this looks gorgeous!! Love strawberry pies :D

lena said...

hi dear, i can see that the filling is nicely set, like the rest, i would also like to have a slice too!

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