[donotprint] Often this time of year, I start longing for spring and all the great produce that comes with it. Especially strawberries. When I lived in town, I had a great strawberry bed in my back yard and every May, it would produce tons of plump, luscious strawberries that just screamed to be picked. So, I gladly picked them. (Is it odd that now I live on 30+ acres and don’t have a strawberry bed?) Perhaps we’ll remedy that this spring. 😉
So, when I saw this recipe for Strawberry Super Pie in Diane Mott Davidson’s, Dying for Chocolate, I knew I had to try it. Obviously, strawberries aren’t in season in Kansas right now, but as I was wandering through the produce section of my local super market, I smelled the sweet scent of strawberries and took a chance.
I admit, they don’t have that juicy, fresh from the patch flavor, but they were pretty good for strawberries in January. If I had it to do over, I think I would try frozen strawberries, as those are picked at the height of the season and would probably have given this recipe a more powerful strawberry flavor. Overall, I was very pleased with how the pies turned out. The recipe was actually quite easy to follow and the mini pies really took no time at all to prepare…even for four!
This week’s Monday’s Mystery Recipe is Strawberry Super Pie from Diane Mott Davidson’s, Dying for Chocolate.[/donotprint]