Sunday, March 15, 2009
Best Yet Strawberry Pie
I received a lovely email from a representative of Pom Wonderful, the nice folks who provide us with their delicious and healthful pomegranate products. I've purchased and enjoyed their products in the past, so when I was asked if I would like a sample, I didn't hesitate. I already knew how much I liked them!
I was completely taken aback by their generous gift and knew then and there I would have to make something special. So I decided to adventurous! After some thought and some research, I decided to redo my favorite strawberry pie. I like the pie but strawberries are out of season, and it just doesn't have a clearly defined fruit flavor. I studied the recipe for a while and I knew what it needed. Haven't I stated before that water doesn't add flavor to anything? The answer was so clear (and ruby red and delicious!).
I swapped out the water for an equal amount of pomegranate, added maybe a teaspoon of grated lemon peel, omitted the food coloring and followed the rest of the recipe as written.
Have mercy, this turned out to be the best yet strawberry pie. The pomegranate complimented and enhanced the strawberries, giving the pie a more complex fruity flavor, but not overpowering the strawberries. The filling is rich, ruby red,luscious.It makes a gorgeous, glistening pie, and more importantly, oh so good!
And don't you just know I'm thinking about upscaling my blueberry pie.