Rustic Strawberry Pie

A buttery biscuit crust, atop a sweet, bubbling base of fresh summer strawberries marked my Sunday morning this weekend. The smell was absolutely amazing, and this recipe, while not at all fancy, could not have been easier.

I set out to make a strawberry pandowdy, based off of a recipe from Where Women Cook, the same magazine I used to make the saltine caramels. I may have said the words pandowdy about 100 times before realizing I did not have a cast iron skillet or enough strawberries to make the actual recipe. So I scaled it down into a pie. Since it’s not made in a pan, I guess I can’t call it a pandowdy, so I am calling it a pie. Whatever you call it, make it soon.


I started with some beautiful strawberries, once chopped about three cups.


I mixed the strawberries right in my pie plate with about 1/4 cup of sugar and a few teaspoons of flour.

strawberries Then I got started on my dough, which was a simple mix of 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a stick of cold butter, cubed.

I chopped it all up in my trusty Cuisinart, and it became a perfect ball of buttery dough. The recipe actually called for ice water as needed, but  I didn’t even need it. biscuit dough

I let the dough chill for about 20 minutes and then tried to roll it out. The dough was really hard to roll, so after awhile, I just started stretching pieces out and placing them over the strawberries. This is where my pie became rustic.

About a half an hour in  400 degree oven, and the pie was done, ready to be cooled and brought along for my husband’s boat birthday outing.

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strawberry pie

Not too bad for an early Sunday morning project!

Did you do any fun cooking or baking this weekend?

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  1. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I love it! Add whipped cream and it’s like strawberry shortcake in a pie!


  2. Brian @ A Thought For Food’s avatar

    I tend to make kuchens because they are so rustic. This also looks like the perfect base for a scoop of ice cream and, as Elizabeth suggests, a hearty amount of whipped cream.


  3. Daisy’s avatar

    looks like a fun little sunday morning project. I’m sure the pie tasted even better on the boat!


  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    This is where my pie became rustic – love it! I think it looks just as good, if not better, than a non-rustic pie. Great idea!


  5. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I have never heard of a pandowdy before but strawberry pie, definitely yes! Haha a lot of my baking projects become rustic too, but without me really meaning it to be ;) This sounds delicious, and I love how easy it is to make!


  6. Megan’s avatar

    Yum. It looks almost like cobbler. I love strawberry season!


  7. Michelle’s avatar

    I love the pictures of these gorgeous strawberries. I made an interesting Italian-style Asian rice cake dish this weekend that I’ll be sharing on the blog this week!


  8. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    That looks delicious. I’m truly impressed that you baked in the hot temperatures we had over the weekend!


  9. Shannon’s avatar

    I want some! I can’t get enough of strawberry desserts lately. That pie looks great!


  10. Erica’s avatar

    Wow that looks so good! The crust on the top just looks perfect – tasty and homemade, just the way it should! Totally makes me want to run out and grab some fresh berries, yours look great!


  11. Eric King’s avatar

    Looks simple- but tastes delicious – thank you for making the perfect dessert for a perfect day…. captured summer in its essence.


  12. Kimmy @ Lighter and Local’s avatar

    Mmm, I absolutely love it. Simple and I bet it was just amazing!


  13. Jen@Cybercellar’s avatar

    This looks seriously good! Based all the way in sunny South Africa, part of the Cybercellar wine team in Franschhoek I came across this pudding recipe and thought I’d respond. Do you write wine Blogs too or just food?
    I’ll give this recipe a try soon, hopefully with a crisp glass of Sauv Blanc or buttery Viognier in hand. In the meantime, I’ll keep on reading :-)


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Thanks for stopping by! I do write about wine once in awhile and am loving Viognier most of all lately!


    2. Jen@Cybercellar’s avatar

      Ha ha, great. Well enjoy.


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