Friday, 11 January 2013

strawberry custard pie

It’s summer here and summer means strawberries. Lots of them. Think: 10 punnets of strawberries sitting in my fridge at one time. What's one to do with so many? Pie, of course. Well, not just any pie. Strawberry custard pie.

You know those yummy fruit tarts that bakeries sell? The ones with the custard in the middle and the shiny glaze on top? Well, this one tastes exactly like those ones. Even better, maybe. My family loved this one so much that they neatly polished off this pie in just one day. And it’s very easy to throw together which is a bonus!

Strawberry Custard Pie
{serves 8}

1 cup plain flour
75g butter
¼ cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp water

500ml custard (made from powder)
600g strawberries, cored (about 2.5 punnets)

For the topping:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp cornstarch
4 tbsp strawberry jelly crystals

Preheat oven to 200C. Process flour and butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar then add egg yolk and water. Mix to a stiff dough. Chill for 30 minutes before using. (optional, I don’t usually chill this dough) Roll out and place in pre-buttered pie dish. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until dough is a light golden-brown.

Make custard while pastry is baking, according to the directions on the box. Once pastry has cooled slightly, pour in the custard. Arrange the strawberries on the pastry then make the topping.

Combine water, sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan and boil until clear. Remove from heat and add jelly crystals. Pour mixture over strawberries and keep pie in fridge until ready to serve.


  1. That was one very tasty pie!! Yummy!

  2. I wish I were where YOU are for two reasons, 1. it's summer and 2. you have this pie! I actually have relatives that live in Australia and I think of them every winter (in the states!). Thank you so much for sharing this at Saturday Share With Us!

  3. Looks amazing! Thank you so much for participating and sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase Party!


  4. This looks so yummy! The styling is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love those tarts and they can be quite pricey! This is one maybe I could actually pull off, thank you for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to come over and visit!

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  7. This looks lovely! Are you on facebook? I'm sharing on my page. <3 and hugs!

  8. This looks so deliciously summery :D I'd love for you to link this up at my link party :D

  9. I love strawberries but have never been a huge fan of custard. The pictures look awfully enticing though!
    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  10. Yum. This looks great!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  11. Your pictures are totally making my mouth water! So pretty and delicious!
    Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll come back again on Saturday! Leigh Anne

  12. I found you on Totally Tasty Tuesdays. I really like your blog. I am starting a blog party and hope you will come over and share a few of your recipes!

  13. Oh this looks delicious! I hope you stop by to link-

  14. Oh, I am drooling...LOVE strawberries! Found you via Real Housewives linkup!

  15. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!


  16. Looks awesome!! What a great dessert for Summer time! Thank you for sharing this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.


  17. Beautiful pie. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  18. I features this post on Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party:

    I cannot wait to see what you are linking up this week!