Murray's Strawberry Pie

Who can forget Grandma and Grandpa celebrating an important occasion at Minneapolis' Finest Steakhouse - Murrays! And if were really lucky, we'd get a slice of that world famous Strawberry pie brought home for us to enjoy!


We recently found the recipe for the pie online and want to give full credit : http://forgottenminnesota.com/blog/2019/5/murrays-in-minneapolis


We also want to share a a literal slice of culinary history with you - so we've re-published the recipe here! Tested in our kitchen, of course!


Ingredients:

1 - 1.5 pods Pappy's Pie Dough - Thawed and Chilled

1 quart strawberries, washed and hulled - slice some for the base of thrilling, save other whole berries.

1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups sugar Pinch of salt Dash of red food coloring 1 cup whipping cream, chilled 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla




1. Roll out the Pappy's Pie Dough to fit your pie tin. We used 1 1/2 pods because we like our strawberry pie as a deep dish! Preheat oven to 375 degrees for the blind bake process.



2. Line your pie dish with the dough, trim the crust and crimp or decorate as you like. We made dozens of dough dots and placed them on the crusts' edge. If you'd like, use an egg wash on the crust to get an even brown finish to the crust. Prick the crust with a fork so it doesn't rise during baking (even though pie weights will help with this).




3. Place parchment paper or foil on your unbaked crust, add pie weights and bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.


4. Dissolve the cornstarch in ½ cup cold water. In a small saucepan, bring two cups of water to a boil. Add the dissolved cornstarch and boil for two minutes. Add the sugar, stirring to dissolve. Boil three to four minutes. Add the salt and food coloring.





5. Allow filling to cool slightly, approximately one hour. separate the filling into two portions - most of it for the sliced berries and the last remaining part to pour over the nearly whole berries once you've placed them.









6. Mix the sliced strawberries in with the sauce, , then pour into the baked pie crust. Place trimmed whole berries on top of this mixture and brush remaining filling on top of these. Pour any remaining filling over everything to get a nicely filled pie.



With chilled bowl and beaters, whip the cream until stiff, while gradually incorporating the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. You may choose to pipe the whipped cream onto the pie (As pictured), or slice the pie and top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream.