(not) Strawberry wine…(not) 17

Last Sunday we picked a powerful lot of strawberries and canned most of it as jam.  We were all jammed up (at 53 or so jars which should last us a year) and still had plenty of berries left.  My beautiful and loving wife finally heard my subtle hints that a strawberry pie was in order.  Though subtle, my wife understood my need for pie.  She just knows what I need…because I was subtle after all!

We looked around at various recipes, some from family and some from cookbooks, but we (meaning she) decided upon one from the Interwebs.

Anyhow, Deana Carter sings about strawberry wine and being 17 and all that stuff.  I am not too old but I guess I am not 17 either…I’ll take strawberry pie and 38 any day!

Still, this is a cool song:

Anyhow, so here is the recipe:

  • Eight cups of strawberries
  • One and a half cup sugar
  • One and a half cup water
  • Six tablespoons of Cornstarch
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • A baked Crust

Take a bowl and put two cups of strawberry in it. Crush the strawberries completely and add one and a half cups of water to them. Pour this mixture in a pan and bring to boil. Let the mixture simmer for about five minutes. Next, strain out the juice from the mixture and add about one cup of water to it. Add one and a half cup sugar, six tablespoons of cornstarch and half a teaspoon of salt to the pan. Pour the strawberry juice strained earlier in the pan too. Bring the mixture to boil, let it simmer till it becomes thick. Remove the mixture from the stove and let it cool. Take a baked crust and put some whole strawberries in it. Pour the mixture prepared earlier on it. Refrigerate for a few hours and serve the strawberries chilled.

(from here)

12 thoughts on “(not) Strawberry wine…(not) 17

  1. I immediately went straight to that song by Carter. 🙂

    I can’t imagine picking as many strawberries as you did–it makes my back hurt just thinking about it.
    Yummy looking pie! Is there any left? Did you share?
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  2. Okay… I’m with Ceecee and went straight to the song. The pie sure looks gorgeous. I also love that you and your family picked strawberries together. More families should go on picking-ventures together. Maybe you will start a trend!


    P.S. So far, the buck has not grabbed any skin but has certainly made his way through some clothing! LOL
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  3. Mmmm, looks wonderful! We’re actually mulling (haha) over the idea of making strawberry wine. We’ve never tried it before, but it might be fun.
    I know you don’t really do blog awards, but I gave you one anyhow on my blog today 🙂
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  4. I have been trying to decide what recipe to use for a Strawberry pie. I didn’t have any red food color and didn’t want to make a trip to Krogers. This recipe would be perfect.

    I was looking at the pie crust and it looks like there are two pie crust in the dish. Did you use two instead of one?

  5. Brenda – we made two pies so we used up both shells that way. It was a seriously fine tasting pie too! I def want more!

  6. Lisa – Thanks a ton for the award! I have made lots of different wines but I have never tried strawberry either…but if it worked for Deana Carter, I am sure it will work for me!

  7. Lacy – We like to pick berries together but the kids have pretty short attention spans when it comes down to it. Still, we usually have a pretty good time on the trip too…

  8. Ceecee – we were lucky this year…the berries were plentiful so we didn’t have to work as hard as we have other years. Lots of gatorade and berry-snacking breaks help too! I did share the pie but Isaac and Emily had to move quickly. Abigail doesn’t like strawberries so that worked well for me!

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