The strawberry patches are starting to ripen here, and there is nothing like the flavor of local berries! You don’t have to give up treats in moderation on a SCD/Low FodMap diet. I limit my treats to special occasions and stick to the legal ingredients only. My daughters love fresh Strawberry Pie! Here is a spectacular pie recipe for when you want to treat yourself and those you love, full of ripe, juicy, nutritious strawberries.
First the crust:
Pie Crust Ingredients:
1 3/4 Cup Superfine Almond Flour (Scooped and Leveled)
1 Egg White
1/4 Cup Organic Shortening
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
Preheat your oven 350 degrees. Mix Almond Flour and Salt with a whisk. Cut shortening into the Almond Flour with a pastry cutter (it doesn’t need to be cold). Add egg white and lemon juice and stir with a fork until it comes together. Press the crust evenly into the bottom and along the sides of a pie pan, crimping the edges as desired. Bake in the preheated oven fifteen minutes or until starting to turn golden brown and crisp. Cool completely.
Strawberry Pie Filling Ingredients:
5 Cups Organic Strawberries
3/4 Cup Clear Honey
1 1/2 Cups Water
1 Tablespoon Great Lakes Gelatin (orange label)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt
In a medium sized heavy saucepan, mash 2 cups of the strawberries with a potato masher. Slice the other 3 cups of berries and place in the cooled pie crust.
To the mashed berries, add the honey, water and salt and bring to a boil. Once boiling return to a simmer, and simmer the berries for five to ten minutes stirring often. Stir the gelatin into the lemon juice in a small bowl. Add to the simmering berries and cook for two more minutes whisking to incorporate the gelatin. Pour the cooked berry mixture over the sliced berries in the crust, evenly. Refrigerate uncovered until cool, and then cover with wrap until ready to serve! Make sure you let it refrigerate 4 to 6 hours to fully set up.
I served the pie with my Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream on top. The flavors compliment each other very nicely! You can also serve with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream.
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