Strawberry Apple Pie. Summer meets fall with this wonderfully fragrant Strawberry Apple Pie.
As strawberries are abundant everywhere and apples are the perfect fall fruit, why not use them with one of your favorite pies, apple pie?
This dessert is super easy to make, and the combination of strawberries with sweet and tender apples is perfect anytime, on any occasion.
The perfect dessert to bring to your dessert table during the holiday season. Something a bit different with lots of flavors.
Make this strawberry pie a bit more sinful by adding some chantilly and top it off with a sliced strawberry. Yummy!!
Which apples make the best apple pie?
Of all the apples on the market, my favorite for baking is Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Granny Smith apples.
Rich in flavor and consistency. You want an apple that will not turn into mush or give you too much juice out that your pie will be soggy.
Even though I clean all my apples well to remove all wax and dust from the skin, I always peel them.
Making the custard
My favorite part and so easy to make is the custard. Eggs and heavy cream are important as it makes the custard rich.
Brown sugar and vanilla extract give it that wonderful sweet flavor.
Use a good quality vanilla extract. My favorite is from Madagascar. Perfectly balanced.
Tips and how to make this recipe to perfection
- Of course, you are more than welcome to make your dough; however, using an already made pastry crust can save you some time. I use Pillsbury, but any that are your favorite will do as well.
- Always poke lightly at the pastry dough and bake it for at least 8 minutes. Place a pie ring around it to prevent the outer crust from burning. If you do not have one, use aluminum foil.
- Use Strawberries that are not too white at the end tip and not too soft either.
- Do not use red delicious as they are too watery, and the result will not be the same.
- Mix the apple slices with the strawberries before placing them into the pre-baked pastry dough.
- Add the cream mixture.
- All ovens bake differently. To know if your pie is ready, check that the middle of the custard is done by shaking the pan lightly. If no movement, then it is done.
- My timing is based upon a regular, very old electric oven.
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Equipment and ingredients used to make this pie.
Strawberry Apple Pie
- 1 pastry crust 1 Pastry crust - I use Pillsbury
- 4 large eggs 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla exract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large apples 3 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 12 ounces strawberries 1 12 ounces basket of fresh strawberries, stem and white removed, sliced
- .75 cup heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Roll out the pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish. Make sure the crust is all the way up to the rim. Poke lightly the dough and place it in the hot oven for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and let it cool off.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.
- Add the sliced apples and strawberries to the pie dish. Cover with the egg mixture.
- Place a pie shell shield to cover the border of the dough or make one with aluminum foil. Lower the heat to 375°. Bake the cake for 40 to 50 minutes. The top should be nice a golden brown, and the middle should not be runny.
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