Monday, April 7, 2008

the BEST strawberry pie, ever

I have already informed Leigh from Raspberry Swirl that it is her fault that I made this particular pie today. After all, she brought this No-Bake Strawberry Pie to the potluck yesterday. The recipe is from this adorable zine called Papa Tofu by Kittee (Cake Maker to the Stars) and it is probably one of the best pies I have ever had. It kinda tastes like a cheesecake with serious strawberry action. The pie is basic but does have a few steps that make it interesting to make.
First, I made her piecrust (which does requiring baking). I couldn't find my pie pan, so I used a 9-inch cake pan and it worked just fine.
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While the crust baked, I made the strawberry jam (that's right HOMEMADE jam) topping so that it could be cooling at the same time as the crust. I also whipped up the Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese and let it set out to so it wouldn't be so hard to spread on the cooled crust.
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These beautiful strawberries were sliced while the crust and jam cooled and the cream cheese was brought to room temperature.
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With the piecrust cooled, the crust bottom was slathered with cream cheese.
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Next the sliced strawberries were arranged on the cream cheese layer. I didn't get a great pattern, but hey, if about the taste in the end!
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Last, the strawberry jam was poured over the whole pie. I kinda wish the strawberries were peaking through more than they did but I wasn't about to waste any of this amazing jam.
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Don't you want a slice?
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Then you need to buy this zine. Look how cute it is!
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However, if you need to make this pie like right now, Kittee was kind enough to post the recipe here.

16 comments:

Romina said...

Pass a slice my way please!!

aTxVegn said...

I make my strawberry pie just like that, but without the cream cheez. I'll bet it's delicious with that creamy layer! It's times like these I really resent having to be soyfree....

Doodleyboo said...

Ooooh! I looks lovely! I've been meaning to get a copy of Kittee's zine. I've never had strawberry pie before...Strawberry-peach would be nice too :o)

Jennifer said...

I love strawberries so, so much. I think I want to go back and look at those gorgeous pictures again....

VeggieGirl said...

wow, that certainly DOES look like the best strawberry pie ever - YUM!!

Ashley Nicole said...

Even though I am so stuffed from dinner, that pie was so good at the potluck that I really could go for a slice of yours right now!!
It came out super gorgeous!
I love Kittee's zine, it's so adorable and filled with lots of yummy things (this being one of them)!

Kittee said...

yay! i'm so glad y'all have been enjoying this pie. it really is my favorite. i just bought another half flat of strawberries today, i think i might make some minis. just and FYI, if you put WHOLE berries in the pie, pointy side up, they'll poke through the jam and you'll get that look you're after. it's still easy to slice through them, so no worries that it might be inconvenient. and thanks so much for your kind words about Papa Tofu with all the links. I also have this pie linked up here: http://pakupaku.info/sweets/strawberrypie.shtml

xo
kittee

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I love Kittee! I need to make this amazing pie, it sounds SO good!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

wow! I would love to eat that pie. And I mean the whole pie!

Urban Vegan said...

Yes, I would love an extra-large slice. Isn't Kittee da bomb? I love her.

Calimaryn said...

Yes, yes I do want a slice. Oh those strawberries look so good. And homemade jam? /swoon!

bazu said...

wowowowow! How dare you guys have strawberry season so long before me...? I know for sure I'll make that pie as soon as I see strawberries.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Wow! That looks so delicious. Strawberries are something I've been sorely missing these days... Frozen ones are a nice treat in a smoothie, but I am ready for some FRESH, JUICY ones! :) Send some of that pie to me, will you?

Animal-Friendly said...

That pie! I saw that recipe a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to make it. Now I REALLY can't wait! It's gonna be perfect once the weather becomes a little more spring-y.

Veggie said...

Yum! That pie looks so good.

Anonymous said...

Cream Cheese, is that vegan?