Saturday, 7 November 2015

Martha's Fresh Strawberry Pie

Here in Australia it is Spring technically, however we have some very warm to extremely hot days. Today is one of those lovely warm days where I can have the house open still with a nice breeze blowing through.

Spring/Summer in the Kitchen mean fruit!  We love fresh fruit and tend to devour it!  I order lots of fruit all year round, however this time of the year allows for fantastic variety, watermelon, rockmelon, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit and soon our faves, cherries, and the stone fruit!

I saw this recipe on the Martha Stewart site as a video a while ago and have been waiting for this time of year to try it.  I did change it up and put it in an Oreo crust and reduced the sugar a little.

Give it a try this is a great way of having a pie without heating up the house too much!  This has been given a double thumbs up from both the Crash Test Dummies and didn't last the full weekend.


200g Oreo Biscuits
5 tablespoons butter, melted


3 punnets of strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry or pomegranate juice
1/4 cup corn flour
1/2 cup caster sugar

300 ml cream, whipped

For the base blitz the oreo's in your food processor,  when a fine crumb with the motor on add the melted butter blitz until all coated.

Tip into either a pie dish or tart tin.

Gently press with a flat bottomed glass into the base and sides.  Place in pre heated 180C oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool until cold.

For the filling, place 2 cups of your sliced strawberries, juice, sugar and corn flour in a jug or blender and with a barmix or stick blender blend until smooth.

In a non stick pan place the strawberry mix and heat on medium heat, stir constantly until the mix thickens and boils.  Once cooked the mix will go from a cloudy colour to clear.  Allow to cool.

When cool, mix the rest of the sliced strawberries through the mix until coated.

Place strawberry mix in the pie base, ensure the mix is spread out across the base,  refrigerate for minimum 4 hours.

Top with whipped cream just before serving.


  1. Our strawberry plants have just started fruiting and before I know it were going to have strawberries coming out our ears so I love that this uses so many:) I've bookmarked it so I'm a little more prepared this year to use them all:)

    1. Oh Suzanne you are so lucky to have them ready to fruit! Our veg patch is undergoing maintenance at the moment :S very few plants while the landscaper does his thing. I could have used another punnet in this to make it overflow however I ate the rest *blush*

  2. This is such a great recipe. Seems simple but delicious and looks so good!

    1. I was so surprised at how easily it did come together and with the chocolate crust it was fantastic :D the whole chocolate/strawberry combo is my fave :D

  3. Yum, what a delicious-looking pie, Kate! I love the idea of the fresh strawberry filling rather than a baked centre. Plus that Oreo crust looks truly delicious!

    1. Lisa I had seen this type of pie on Martha one day and love the idea of it over a cooked pie. The original recipe did have a plain biscuit based and I thought it would be better with the Oreo's ... the Oreo base is fantastic it holds it's shape so much better and doesn't just crumble like normal biscuits.

  4. Oh my goodness, this sound incredible!
    That oreo base, YUM
    My hubby would be all over this, not a big sweet tooth fan, but loves his berries.
    Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed hun. xx

    1. Thanks Kim. Your hubby would love this as the strawberry flavour is supersized and the oreo base is fantastic with it.

      Thanks for hosting the YWF :)