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Fresh Strawberry Pie with Amaretto
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
1 hr 2 mins
 

Fresh Strawberry Pie with Amaretto features an olive oil crust, a strawberry-amaretto filling and is topped with almond-flavored whipped cream! Note that you'll need to let the pie chill for four hours before serving.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry amaretto pie, strawberry pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 528 kcal
Author: Cooking with Mamma C
Ingredients
Crust for 9-inch pie
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (low-fat is fine)
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil (not extra virgin)
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto
Strawberry-Amaretto Filling
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 sprinkles of salt
  • 1/4 cup amaretto
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin (I use Knox)
Almond Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. For the crust, whisk the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a 9-inch pie dish. Whisk the milk, olive oil and amaretto in a liquid measuring cup and add the mixture to the pie dish. Toss with a fork to blend. When the dough is mixed, form it into a ball and pat it into a disk. Press the dough evenly along the bottom and up the sides of the dish to form a crust. Crimp the edges with two fingers.

  2. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom of the crust, so it won't puff up while baking. Bake for 10 minutes or just until golden. (Overbaking will make the crust tough.) Let the crust cool on a wire rack when it's done.

  3. Place 1/4 cup amaretto in a small bowl or cup and chill it in the refrigerator.
  4. While the pie is baking, rinse your strawberries in a colander in the sink. Cut off and discard the green tops and cut each strawberry in half. Let the strawberries drain and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  5. Take out your chilled amaretto and whisk in the gelatin until there are no lumps. Set it aside.

  6. To make the filling, place 1 cup of halved strawberries in a medium sauce pan without heat. Mash them with a potato masher. Whisk in the sugar, corn syrup, corn starch and salt until blended. Switch to using a wooden or plastic spoon, and over medium heat, gently and slowly stir the strawberry mixture until it comes to a boil. Then, continue slowly stirring it for about five minutes until it thickens into a syrup. Turn off the heat. Stir in the amaretto gelatin until blended.

  7. Transfer the glaze to a medium mixing bowl and let it cool off at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then, pat dry your remaining strawberries again and stir them into the glaze.

  8. Pour the filling into your pie crust and arrange the top strawberries cut-side down for nice visual appeal. Chill the pie in the refrigerator, uncovered, for four hours to allow it to set.
  9. A few minutes before you are ready to serve the pie, make the almond whipped cream. In a medium mixing bowl add the cream and almond extract. Beat on low to get it a bit frothy. Gradually add in confectioners sugar and beat at a medium speed or as high as you can without splashing, until the cream is thickened and has stiff peaks.

  10. Serve the pie with a dollop of whipped cream on top of each slice. Store the pie and whipped cream separately in the refrigerator. The whipped cream will be OK for about three days, and the pie should stay for four days.

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Strawberry Pie with Amaretto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 167mg7%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 66.8mg81%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.