The Old Boy's Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place a drip pan on lowest shelf to catch pie juices.

2_ To Make Topping: In a medium bowl, mix until fluffy the 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, butter, and nutmeg.

3_ Place cleaned strawberries in a deep bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and cornstarch. Gently coat berries with this mixture; be careful not to crush berries.

4_ Pour berries into prepared pie crust mounding them in the middle; mounding is necessary as the berries will sink as they bake. Cover berries with crumb topping and top crumbs with about 15 pea-sized blobs of butter. Wrap edges of pie crust with foil to prevent burning.


5_ Bake pie in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 40 minutes. When there are 10 minutes left of baking, sprinkle a little extra sugar over crumb topping and then finish baking.

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