Strawberry and Poppy Seed Pie

Strawberry and poppy seed pieI baked this pie on a particularly snowy day. I’m happy to report that the snow didn’t turn into a week-long storm, causing our (home’s) pipes to freeze (again). It was just a really cold day. And I think baking this pie helped me channel some spring vibes.

Strawberry pie. Sounds like a summer treat, right?Strawberry and poppy seed pie This yummy pie features a softly sweet strawberry filling and a flaky poppy seed crust. I love everything about this pie but especially the poppy seed crust. It’s super versitile, like it would make a fantastic savory quiche crust too. Use it for good, not evil. That’s all I ask.Poppy seed pie crust recipeStrawberry & Poppy Seed Pie, makes one.

For the crusts:
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 cup cold butter
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cold water

For the filling:
45 oz. fresh strawberries
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir together the flour, salt, and poppy seeds. Cut the cold butter into cubes and blend into the flour mixture until well combined and crumbly. You can use a pastry blender, your clean hands, or you can blend together in a food processor. Up to you. Once the mixture is crumbly, add the water and stir until a dough ball forms. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a couple hours or overnight.Poppy seed pie crustDivide the dough in half. Roll out one half of the dough to fit in a pie pan. Lightly spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray and place the crust in the pan. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom.

In a small bowl stir together the milk, corn starch, sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.Strawberry pie recipeWash the strawberries. Cut off all the tops. Then slice into thin pieces. Pour the sugar mixture over the strawberries and stir so that every piece gets coated in sugar. Pour the strawberries into the prepared pie crust.Strawberry pie recipe Preheat the oven to 375°F. Use the remaining pie dough to create a decorative top. You can add lattice or shapes. I chose to cover my pie in tiny triangles, because I just have tons of time on my hands. 🙂Strawberry and poppy seed pie Bake for about one hour, until the top crusts look brown and flaky, and the filling mixture looks bubbly.

If you like the ooey gooey texture, serve this pie warm. If you want your pie filling to be set a little more (like mine), allow it to cool all the way before slicing into it.Strawberry and poppy seed pie Either way you serve this, ice cream is a must. Non-negotiable. A la mode is where it’s at. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma

Strawberry & Poppy Seed Pie

Ingredients

For the crusts:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cold water

For the filling:

  • 45 oz. fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Stir together the flour, salt, and poppy seeds. Cut the cold butter into cubes and blend into the flour mixture until well combined and crumbly. You can use a pastry blender, your clean hands, or you can blend together in a food processor. Up to you. Once the mixture is crumbly, add the water and stir until a dough ball forms. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a couple hours or overnight.
  • Divide the dough in half. Roll out one half of the dough to fit in a pie pan. Lightly spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray and place the crust in the pan. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom.
  • In a small bowl stir together the milk, corn starch, sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • Wash the strawberries. Cut off all the tops. Then slice into thin pieces. Pour the sugar mixture over the strawberries and stir so that every piece gets coated in sugar. Pour the strawberries into the prepared pie crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Use the remaining pie dough to create a decorative top. You can add lattice or shapes. I chose to cover my pie in tiny triangles, because I just have tons of time on my hands.
  • Bake for about one hour, until the top crusts look brown and flaky, and the filling mixture looks bubbly. If you like the ooey gooey texture, serve this pie warm. If you want your pie filling to be set a little more (like mine), allow it to cool all the way before slicing into it.

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • Just made this today, the crust is great for making any design, I’ve never used cookie cutters before but it worked perfectly!!

  • I made this and the strawberry filing has literally turned to jam, I could have saved my self all the time and effort and just bought a jar from the store, tastes exactly the same. It’s very runny too, better after sitting for two days but still so messy, makes it so hard to share with people 🙁 must be my strawberries. I would suggest less sugar, no idea how you can eat it with ice cream too :S

  • Look so good! Definitely going to bookmark this recipe for future reference!

    SusanLoves…

  • This was the best strawberry pie I’ve ever had and my family loved it! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great! I’ll definitely be making it again soon.

  • Gorgeous photos! It looks so delicious. I shared this on my link love roundup today. 🙂
    xoxo Aimee
    Bows&Beau-ties

  • This looks so yummy, can even exchange the poppy seeds for chia seeds like you guys did with your chia-seed bread! I love the triangles, so adorable and clever!

    xoxo
    Alex
    http://freshhealthynatural.blogspot.com

  • I have a jar of poppy seeds crying to be used in my pantry and 4 opened bags of frozen strawberries in my freezer (I don’t know how I got that many but I love strawberries!). Could I use frozen strawberries for this? What if any adjustments would I need to make do you think? Thanks for an exciting recipe!

  • A really beautiful made pie:-)

    I like the top, the ingredience, all.
    Poppy seeds sounds nice.
    Looks perfekt!

    Maria and Tina
    http://www.mariahoffbeck.blogspot.com

  • This looks so good, definitely inspired me to do a spot of baking.

    Lisa xo | lisaandfox.blogspot.co.uk

  • I love this pie! I’d love it if you linked up at our Pie Party happening over at:
    http://www.ourminifamily.com/2014/03/its-pie-party.html

    Have a great weekend,
    ~Cathy~

  • This pie looks so delicious! I could use a touch of spring as well and this will do just the trick! Plus, it’s super pretty!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • Oh yum. Looks so delicious. Wish I had time to get mini triangles to top my pies, it’s so adorable!

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  • I made it last night and it turned out really great. I used mixed berries and can’t wait to try a piece tonight 🙂 Thanks for the advice, very sweet of you :)Andrea x

  • This looks really yummy! Do you think I could use frozen strawberries for this pie?

  • this may be the most adorable and delicious sounding pie i’ve ever known of.

    charity

  • That looks like one of the most amazing things I’ve ever eaten!
    I’ve never had strawberry pie before but you can be sure that I am making it this summer… and poppy seed crust, that looked Really good!

    Bookmarking this recipe! Could even get my little boy chopping up strawberries with a plastic knife!

    Laura – www.petitmoi-bigworld.co.uk

  • Omg this looks so fabulously delicious! I don’t really bake, but I’ve gotta try this. And we’ve had the worst winter here in Wisconsin. Will it never end? ugh. These pictures make me feel a little warmer though, so strawberry pie is a perfect idea.
    xoxo Aimee
    Bows&Beau-ties

  • I am ready for summer! This is a fantastic idea! Can not wait until strawberries are in season!

  • This looks so yummy and certainly not like anything I’ve tried before! I love the triangle details on top too!

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  • Such a great combination! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Oh stop it ! It’s too much goodness. How are you able to maintain a fashion-shoot-worthy figure and eat this kind of decadence? Thanks for posting.

  • Such a bummer when I went to the grocery store, and they didn’t have any strawberries! I ended up making your orange and chocolate popovers, though, so that kind of made up for the lost opportunity of pie eating 😉

  • yuuummy! and just in case you didn´t notice – photo nr6 just reminds me so much of “the kraken/ Pirates of the Caribbean” 😀

    http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120304182855/disney/images/4/45/Kraken_Mouth.jpg

    sorry, off topic..
    anyway, i´ll soon give it a go with rhubarb too. or rasperries with coconut. or or….

    thanks for sharing Emma!

  • I love anything with Poppy Seeds in, I will be sure to bake this soon it looks so yummy!

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

  • I love Strawberry Spinach salad with poppyseed dressing. Take out the greens and make it a dessert, and this is perfection! This will go on my ‘to make’ list for sure!

  • mmm yum! I really like the sound of that Poppy Seed Crust. It looks neat too.

  • Holy smokes. This look SO good! What a great design and idea!

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  • Wow, looks amazing! I’ve never had much luck with baking, but perhaps I’ll give it another shot! Beautiful photos…as usual;)

  • I really want to eat strawberries now! x

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  • This pie looks delicious, and so summery which is just what I need now! I love the crust on the top – so cute! And a la mode is def non-negotiable!

  • Wow, how beautiful! I love the texture that poppy seeds bring to whatever dish you add them to. Alongside sweet-tart strawberries, I can’t imagine a better pie! This looks so yummy. Gorgeous pattern, too!

  • You totally inspired me! I have 2 balls of crust mix ready! Now I have to wait few hours… We’re gonna eat pie at 10 p.m. 😀

  • Wooow it seems delicious!
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  • oh what a pretty pie, would love to try it with peaches soon:)

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  • i have never heard of a poppy seed pie before, but it’s sheer brilliance! i also love the triangle lattice – really sweet upgrade to the traditional!
    xx

  • Hmm.. not the biggest fan of poppy seed, but the strawberry filling looks sooo delicious!! Does anyone have another idea for what I could replace the poppy seed crust with?
    Thanks!

    Veronica @ http://happylifeofacitygirl.blogspot.com/

  • i love this idea! poppyseeds are SO delicious, any idea to incorporate them in another recipe is fine by me. i can just imagine eating this on the porch in the summer watching the sun set 🙂

  • “Use it for good not for evil” – I needed that laugh! Seeing recipes for strawberry pie reminds me that spring and warmer weather are not far away (hopefully!).

  • This is why I love you ladies! Instead of a traditional crust topping, you decided to put triangles on it! I think that’s just too adorable!

    xx,-t

  • This pie is beautiful! I am so in love with the idea of poppy seed crust!

  • I’m sure this cake tastes amazing, but it LOOKS SO GOOD. The triangles are such a cute idea.

    Julia
    http://stilblume.blogspot.de

  • Love your zest thought. I may just have to try that next time I make this crust. Maybe for a blueberry pie? I love blueberry and lemons together. 🙂

    -Emma

  • It looks so yummy and it’s really creative how you decorated it with triangle dough 😀

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  • I have a thing about re-using kitchen tools. So, I’ve been trying to find ways to reuse the tiny cookie cutters I bought for my Candy Crush inspired donut holes. A fun pie crust design seemed a good enough excuse to me. 🙂 Glad you like them.

    -Emma

  • If you’d like to make this vegan I would suggest substituting the butter for earth balance (it’s a vegan friendly butter) and changing the milk to soy milk or almond milk. Good luck!

    -Emma

  • Yes, I think I see poppy seeds most often in muffin recipes. Really, I’m sure that’s where I got the idea. Plus I just think they are too pretty and add just a tiny little crunch. 🙂

    -Emma

  • looks really good, I will do this cake on the weekend

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  • Looks like a good crust recipe- might be nice with a little lemon zest in there too! The design looks awesome though!!

  • Oh, wow. This looks amazing (and I’m imagining it with vanilla ice cream…). But can we talk about the tiny triangles some more? The best.

  • That looks delicious! I love poppy seeds but only ever bake them in bread or muffins. Looking forward to trying this.

  • How different! Never would have thought of poppy seeds in a pie but that actually sounds really nice! The triangles look lovely, too

  • You saved me. I needed a vegan recipe for a cake to bring to my mother’s birthday tomorrow. Yay. Thanks and I hope the weather gets better soon.

  • Oh my good gracious. This sounds absolutely AMAZING. Summer or not, this is happening.

  • Strawberry pie is for anytime of year. I have never used poppy seeds in baking before but love lemon poppyseed muffins. I should branch out!

  • Such a great possibility to bear a snowy day, this cake looks so yummy!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

  • considering making this for pi day! my brother and i always celebrate. the flavor sounds so interesting! and i’m definitely longing for summer, i’m from southwest kansas :S and the triangles play to our nerdiness! we’ll finish the night of with the first episode of cosmos! (we’re celebrating early)

  • That pie looks like Spring and is making me crave some strawberry-rhubarb pie. Thanks for the mid-morning pie craving:)

  • Oh, yum!! I so want to make this! Like. Right now 😉 It looks like just the right thing for me to set me in that lovely spring mood 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing, Emma! I absolutely love your recipes 🙂

    xo
    Camilla

  • Beautiful, strawberries and poppy seeds sound good! I love the triangle shapes top!

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