Thursday, June 23, 2011

summer of pies: strawberry lemonade icebox pie

((I will humbly state that I think mine looks better, Martha))

what??? I thought that's what bloggers were supposed to do...have mental battles with Martha Stewart. no? oye.

Focus, Kim.

Oh, hi! My best friend Kelley sent me a text a little over a month ago telling me I needed to get the new Martha Stewart Living because there were some yummy pie recipes in there. That's all it takes for me to speed calmly head to Target to pick up an issue of Martha Stewart Living. She mentioned this Strawberry Lemonade Pie and I immediately wanted to try it. So try it, I did.

 

The recipe can be found here ((it's way too long to type out)) and let me just tell you...homemade graham cracker crust is SO easy and SO worth it. I used cinnamon sugar graham crackers and holy moly.  The remainder of the recipe is straight forward, but a little complicated and time consuming, but is definitely worth the extra effort. This pie turned out so sweet, creamy, tangy, and tasty I can't even stand it. I left for work right after I finished this pie and received a text message from Chase after my shift saying

"That pie is amazing."

Boom

Here is a photo compilation ((fancy wording for no reason)) of the pie in three steps. Just the filling & crust, with the topping added, and then the meringue. I tried to add strawberry puree to the "filling" to make it pink rather than muted yellow, but as you can see....it didn't work. 


Chase was napping, so I had to rely on my iphone to get some self portraits with the pie. Also, all of the other photos were taken with my iphone. I know...I'm so lazy. 


happy pie making!

love. 

fabric: from anna maria horner's new collection
pie pan: pyrex ((3 bucks at king soopers, baby))
striped straws: sweet lulu

20 comments:

  1. oh YUM! These look amazing. Can't wait to try my hand at making it!

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  2. So, like I said on Twitter...your pictures make me want to drool.

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  3. looks amazing... and better than martha's :)

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  4. okay im obsessed, please come make that for me?!?

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  5. this post deserves a SUPER LOUD "YUMMY"!!!! thanks for that

    Jello

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  6. What the... this pie looks freaking amazing!!!

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  7. OH YUM! You had me at "strawberry lemonade" my favorite of favorites. And I do believe a little mental battle with Martha is healthy, I do it all the time! ;)

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  8. That pie sounds and looks amazing!!!!!!! PERFECT for summer! :)

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  9. Yes, it does look better than Martha's. :) I strive for that too when see things I want to try in the magazine. This new issue has a lot of yummy treats I hope to accomplish.

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  10. That pie looks absolutely amazing, and you're right, yours came out cuter than Martha's. That is absolutely a blogger goal!

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  11. you're adorable. Also, I have to make this pie ASAP. Screw trying to lose 10 lbs in time for my cruise to Bermuda. Pie is more important :D

    http://kindlykate.blogspot.com

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  12. YUM YUM YUM!! way to go, KIM!!!

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  13. omg that looks amazing! i LOVE strawberry and lemonade and pies!! can you share the recipe or shall i go pick up a magazine?? :)

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  14. it's beautiful kim!! amazing job! and it sounds soooo yummy, i love a refreshing pie!

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  15. oh my goodness. that looks AMAZING! i muuuuuust try this!

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  16. quit your job(s). make pies.

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