Nothing kicks off strawberry season like this strawberry crumble with and orange twist. I get…
Enjoy the natural sweetness of summer with this fresh strawberry pie. You can ditch the “dessert guilt” because this baby is made with fresh, whole-food ingredients and no refined flour or sugar!
You’ll fall in love with crisp, honey-cinnamon graham cracker crust piled high with market-fresh, sweet strawberries! Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or home-made whipped cream and you’ve got yourself a good time!
My family is fortunate to have a Lancaster farmer’s market right up the road and it’s my favorite place to go! When you walk in there are tables overflowing with fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies. I never leave there without getting a couple of quarts of strawberries and they don’t last a day around this house!
If you have a farmer’s market close to your house, I encourage you to visit it often! I always leave with much more than I intended to buy but that’s ok because our fridge is loaded up with fresh fruits and veggies.
I find if I cut the fruit as soon as possible (normally it’s ripe when I buy it) and leave it easily accessible in the fridge or out on the counter, the fam eats it in no time!
how to make fresh strawberry pie
how to make the graham cracker crust
The crust is extremely easy. Add flour, xanthan gum, sweetener, salt, cinnamon, a small amount of honey and butter to a bowl. The butter must be cold. Use your hands or a fork to combine everything, leaving bits of butter (see image below). Once it’s combined, place it in a parchment-lined 8-inch pan lightly (cover the surface area and pat down slightly but don’t worry if it’s not “tight” like typical dough. Place back in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. When you take the pan out of the fridge, place it in the oven for 11-12 minutes until the sides are slightly browned.
Cold butter is ideal for baked goods that should be crisp. Butter that’s straight from the fridge doesn’t get fully incorporated into a batter; instead, it gets broken down into small pieces throughout your dough. Since butter is about 18 percent water, steam is released in those pockets during baking, which helps create flaky layers.
how to make the strawberry filling
After you hull all of the strawberries, measure out 2 cups of them and add them to a food processor. Pulse a couple of times until it becomes a chunky puree. Add that puree to a sauce pan with lemon juice, sweetener, tapioca starch (aka tapioca flour) and water. Bring to a boil and then boil for 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the gelatin. Put the pan aside to cool. Once it’s cooled, add the remaining strawberries and combine them. Add the strawberry mixture to the cooled pie crust and then place everything in the fridge to set for 3-4 hours.
how to sweeten fresh strawberry pie
In this recipe, I use both Swerve Brown (for the crust) and Swerve Granular (for the strawberries). If you want to serve with whipped cream, use Swerve Confectioners (I’ll put the recipe below). A great substitute for Swerve is Lakanto Classic, Golden (similar to Swerve Brown), and Powdered (similar to Swerve Confectioners).
Both are erythritol based which means they’re sugar alcohol with zero calories and no impact on blood sugar levels. Plain erythritol is 60-70% as sweet as sugar but Swerve is combined with oligosaccharides and Lakanto is combined with monk fruit, making them both as sweet as sugar.
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how to make whipped cream for strawberry pie
Whip 1 cup of heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment on medium speed until soft peaks form, 2 to 4 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 3 tablespoons of Confectioners Swerve; continue whipping on medium speed until the soft peaks return, 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve immediately, or if desired, keep whipping until stiff peaks form, another 2 to 3 minutes.
how to store strawberry pie be frozen?
Fresh strawberry pie will keep well for about 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator; cover loosely with foil or plastic wrap. To freeze fresh strawberry pie, wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
ingredients for fresh strawberry pie
other low-carb desserts you’ll love:
- dairy-free cheesecake with chocolate ganache
- keto lemon bars
- carrot cake cupcakes, cream cheese frosting & orange-glazed walnuts
- “they’ll never know” low carb brownies
other strawberry desserts:
- strawberry shortcake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
- healthier fruit pizza
- strawberry crumble with an orange twist
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories167
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
- Sugars 6g
- Protein 2g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.