Thursday, November 24, 2005

Amish Strawberry Pie

Anymore, most of the larger supermarket produce sections carry fresh strawberries nearly year round - or close to it.

The Amish use a lot of sugar and also use lots of honey, because many of the Amish farms have their own hives.

This pie is one of the best you'll ever eat if you like strawberry pie. The combination of honey and the tapioca powder as a thickening agent makes for a rave review.

This recipe is for a single crust pie.


1/2 cup sugar (omit if using the cook type sweetened tapioca pudding powder)
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup Tapioca powder
1/2 cup water
1 pound strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
1 tablespoon butter


Combine sugar, honey and strawberries; let stand for a few hours, until juicy. Drain juices off; transfer to saucepan, and bring to a boil. Mix together the water, butter, and tapioca. Add to the strawberry juice mixture; continue cooking, covered, over low heat for 2 minutes.

Cool slightly and stir in strawberries. Pour into baked pie shell and chill thoroughly so as to have the pie filling thicken. Top with whipped or your favirite topping. (Ice cream is a great finish for this pie.) Keep leftovers covered and in refrigerator - that is if there is any. :-)