30 September 2011

Strawberry Skillet Pie


Ok, so I won't lie. I made this pie like a month ago. I don't know why I haven't posted it yet, because it is seriously the best tasting pie I have ever made. It somehow kept getting pushed to the side and I would just post the thing I made that day and was really excited about. Oh well, a bit of a summer recipe and we are now into fall.

I got these strawberries from the farmer's market in SF. The gentleman who sold them to me was extremely nice. He even helped me choose the prettiest one's to take photos of.

A pie in a skillet! It's a first for me and I was a bit worried that it might stick to the pan when trying to serve it but nothing like that happened. It came out perfect.
The filling gets thick but not that awful gummy texture that store bought pies get. The crumble is sweet and ads a nice crunch to the warm soft berries.

These strawberries were different from the normal ones you get at the grocery store. They were very small and thats how they were meant to be. When first seeing them I thought maybe they were just picked too early because in my mind it is normally the bigger strawberry the better. The guy said they were a different variety and that is as big as they got.
The mixing spoons I used to toss the berries were supposedly 'antique.' My mom had picked them up for me at the annual Peddler's Fair in town. The vendor said they were some old handcrafted spoons. But then when my mom and I made a trip to Marshall's to dig for some thrifty finds, I saw a bunch of these in their kitchen section! I still love them nonetheless. I just started dying laughing when I was in the store because some vendors are just so silly. If they are new, just say they are, it is not a big deal. Especially when they come from a store in the next town over.

October is almost here and that means only one month till my Michigan trip! Counting the days...

Enjoy the weekend everyone! Only quick snippets writing today, sorry, off to a funeral then some family time. I wish I would have made a cake last night, a bit of dessert makes everything better...



Recipe inspired from here

33 comments:

Ashley B. said...

What are you going to Michigan for and where? I'm from Michigan (but now I live in GA) and I am just so curious!

I'm also eager to try this pie!

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is just stunning. The little strawberries make it so special, because normally I'm not that into those big flavorless varieties. Your 'antique modern' spoons are so cool.

hannah queen | honey & jam said...

that looks sooo good. makes me wish strawberries were still in season here. and these photos are ridiculously gorgeous.

athena said...

these are so pretty. love the spoons and the story behind them. have a good weekend with your family, and hope to see you at the crawl next week :D

Carooo said...

mhh, looks so good! *-* thanks for the recipe ♥

jkd said...

that looks delicious. as always, love the pics. the light is magical, and composition is just right.

GVP said...

mouth-watering, as always :P

Libby Irving said...

Are those paper straws? Love them!

Deb said...

i just bought 2 baskets of organic strawberries this morning, at our local farm stand, The Farm. Unless it starts raining early we will have berries through most of October, so your post is timely for me. Your scrumptious skillet pie is calling me to bake this afternoon!

kyleen said...

This pie is gorgeous! I love how you used a skillet instead of a traditional pie plate. Your pictures are awesome too.

Y said...

I love those tiny strawberies - bet they pack a punch in flavour, if not size. Made a pie like this recently too, and was floored by how something so simple to put together can be so amazing in taste.

Valeria said...

oh wow, those strawberries look amazing!

Kaitlin said...

This sounds so super tasty! I got some tiny and delicious berries this summer, too. I still have some in the freezer and should give this a shot!

What are your plans for Michigan? It gets so nasty here in November - I hope you'll be indoors ;)

Meghan said...

I love things that are baked in skillets. Cornbread and corn cake are the obvious ones, so this strawberry pie was quite the surprise for me. And the pie looks like something in between a pie and a crisp (or is it a crumble, I get the two mixed up). I heart this as well.

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

Berry mania!

Sarah said...

So pretty!! I've only made an apple skillet pie, and it didn't have a bottom crust. I'm going to have to try this one.

Sarah said...

So pretty!! I've only made an apple skillet pie, and it didn't have a bottom crust. I'm going to have to try this one.

Sarah said...

So pretty!! I've only made an apple skillet pie, and it didn't have a bottom crust. I'm going to have to try this one.

Caroline said...

This looks heavenly!! Going to take a dabble at this recipe!!

Ally said...

I love how rustic this all looks. Like genuinely delicious home baking!
xo
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Anonymous said...

so pretty! where did you get those curly wooden spoons from?

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Cris León said...

Just did it and it smells like heaven. Thanks!

Roxanne said...

Oh my .. the pie looks great and I am always looking for a way to use my iron skillets... thank you thank you... and boy would I love to have a wooden spoon like yours.. lol xx

TidyMom said...

What a GORGEOUS pie! I bet it was amazing! I'm hosing my 4th annual Love the Pie party on my blog this week, I'd love to see you link up your pie!.......I'm giving away a beautiful Whirlpool range to one lucky person who shares their pie this week! http://tidymom.net/2012/pie-recipes-whirlpool-range/

Janie said...

This looks delicious! I'm curious to know if anyone has tried this recipe using frozen strawberries. And what changes you made, if any.

The Ellwood Avenue Chronicles said...

what part did the cornstarch go in?

tiffany said...

beautiful photography! and as a huge fan of cast iron skillets i will try this recipe for sure.. maybe with blueberries as well, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Did you mean to include BOTH tapioca and cornstarch---or one or the other? Would like to make as I have three pounds of berries calling to me from the frig.

Moriah said...

Gorgeous dessert. I'm planning to make tomorrow for my husband's birthday. I am also curious about the Tapioca and Cornstarch. I don't see where the cornstarch is incorporated. Also, what size skillet did you use? I have quite a few sizes and don't want to choose one that's too large, unless I need to double my recipe.

Thanks!
Moriah

Melissa Camarena said...

I just made this and the whole thing (save one piece) is gone - no joke. Everyone had a second piece. Yummy! I am already envisioning this with peach or cherry. My husband declared this would be "my pie" from now on.

thanks!

Melissa Camarena said...

I think I just lost my original comment. . . If this posts twice please forgive me.

Anyway, I just made this and it is almost gone. Everyone had two pieces and we are all so full. My husband declare this "my pie" from now on. I am already envisioning this with peaches or cherries.

On a side note, I only used 2\3 cup sugar in the strawberries. It was still very good.