National Strawberry Cream Pie Day September 28th, Recipes, Histoy and Celebrate

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National Strawberry Cream Pie Day September 28th, Recipes, Histoy and Celebrate

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day September 28th, Recipes, Histoy and Celebrate

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day celebrates the creation of one of the world’s most exquisite desserts. It’s not only a work of flavor artistry, though there’s nothing quite like the rich flavor of sweetened cream coupled with the acidic and tangy flavor of fully ripened strawberries. For many of us, these were a traditional part of growing up, while for others, it is a delectable pleasure that has yet to be discovered. National Strawberry Cream Pie Day provides an opportunity for both parties to relive this delectable dish.

Strawberry Cream Pie Recipes

Here’s a classic strawberry cream pie recipe for you to try:

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, whipped (or use 1 1/2 cups whipped topping)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

For the Strawberry Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions:

For the Crust:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  2. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish to form the crust. Use the back of a spoon or a measuring cup to help press it firmly.
  3. Place the crust in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

For the Filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese and mix until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. If you’re using whipped topping, you can skip this step.
  4. Gently fold the whipped cream (or whipped topping) into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated.
  5. Carefully fold in the sliced strawberries.

For the Strawberry Topping:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sliced strawberries, granulated sugar, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries soften and release their juices, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water to create a slurry. Add this slurry to the strawberry mixture and stir until the sauce thickens, usually 1-2 minutes.
  3. Remove the strawberry topping from heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Assembly:

  1. Take the prepared graham cracker crust from the refrigerator and pour the cream cheese and strawberry mixture into it, spreading it evenly.
  2. Once the strawberry topping has cooled, pour it over the top of the cream cheese layer in the pie crust.
  3. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or until it’s set and ready to serve.
  4. Before serving, you can garnish with additional whipped cream and strawberry slices if desired.

Enjoy your homemade strawberry cream pie! It’s a delightful treat, especially on National Strawberry Cream Pie Day.

History of National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

The garden strawberry that we know today was developed in the 1750s in Brittany, France, from a cross of Fragaria virginiana (Virginia strawberry) from eastern North America and Fragaria chiloensis (Chilean strawberry), which Amédée-François Frézier imported from Chile in 1714. The plant is now cultivated for its fruit, which is prized for its distinctive aroma, bright colour, juiciness, and sweetness. Today, the fruit is utilised in a variety of products, including milkshakes, fruit juice, ice cream, preserves, and, of course, pies.

Cream is a perfect example of how the best things in life climb to the top. Sweet cream, which was separated directly from milk rather than skimmed from whey as part of the cheese production process, is ideal for producing a strawberry cream pie. This lily white, rich, and luxuriant substance complements the vibrant lipstick red colour of strawberries perfectly, and when mixed with strawberries in a strawberry cream pie, it becomes heaven itself.

How to Celebrate National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate this special day:

1. Bake a Homemade Strawberry Cream Pie: Try your hand at making a homemade strawberry cream pie using the recipe I provided earlier. Baking a pie from scratch can be a fun and rewarding culinary experience.

2. Visit a Local Bakery: If you’re not in the mood for baking, visit a local bakery or pie shop that specializes in strawberry cream pie. Enjoy a slice of their expertly made pie.

3. Picnic in the Park: Pack a picnic basket with strawberry cream pie, some fresh strawberries, and a blanket. Head to your local park or a scenic outdoor spot to enjoy a relaxing meal in nature.

4. Share with Friends and Family: Bake or buy extra pie and invite friends or family over for a strawberry cream pie tasting party. It’s a sweet way to spend time together.

5. Try Different Variations: Experiment with different variations of strawberry cream pie. You can make a no-bake version, a gluten-free version, or even a mini-pie version as individual servings.

6. Support Local Farmers: If it’s strawberry season in your area, consider visiting a local strawberry farm to pick your own fresh strawberries. It’s a great way to support local agriculture and enjoy the freshest berries for your pie.

7. Host a Pie-Making Competition: Invite friends or family over and host a friendly pie-making competition. Everyone can make their version of strawberry cream pie, and then you can all taste and judge the entries.

8. Create Strawberry-Themed Decorations: Decorate your home or dining area with strawberry-themed decorations to set the mood for your celebration. Red and green color schemes, strawberry-shaped balloons, and tablecloths with strawberry patterns can add a festive touch.

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