Strawberries are finally in season in Ontario! Hooray!

This happens to be one of my favourite times of year. I look forward to heading over to our local farm and picking strawberries with my munchkins. In fact, I have already been to our farm 3 or 4 times now just to by 3 litres of strawberries every couple of days to tide my family over until the U-pick opened. Yes. We are that in love with strawberries.

Strawberry jam, strawberry shortcake, strawberry crumble, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberries topped in Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream… You name it… We love it!

Our most recent strawberry-infused creation was a Simply Sweet Strawberry Pie. This pie recipe is easy to prepare, and a delightful treat.

If you are looking a dessert to bring to that upcoming summer BBQ, this is it!

Strawberry Pie Recipe

Simply Sweet Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • Pie Shell
  • Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch.
  3. In a large bowl, place strawberries and sprinkle the sugar cornstarch mixture over the berries. Gently tossing them until combined.
  4. Add in whisked egg, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Combine well.
  5. Pour strawberry pie filling into the pie shell. Cover with remaining shell and seal the corners by using a fork.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 450F, and then turn the temperature down to 350F and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes until pie shell is golden brown.
  7. Cool and serve. Topping each slice with some Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream.

Nordi-Cows is Back!

Nordi-Cows is an interactive game on Gay Lea’s Facebook page. To participate, visit the Gay Lea Facebook page to pick your favourite cow, and milk her twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the evening. The more you milk your cow, the more chances there are to win great weekly prizes. The contest runs from May through June.

For More Info!

Visit the Gay Lea website for access to great recipes and information on the products. Gay Lea also sends out monthly newsletters featuring great content, tips and coupons!

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Mom Central Canada.

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