How to make it

  • Begin by making a glaze: Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil and add sugar, strawberry extract, and red food coloring. Add dissolved cornstarch and stir over medium-high heat until mixture thickens. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.
  • To make pastry cream: Scald milk in saucepan and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar until light in color and very thick, then beat in the flour. Pour the warm milk slowly into the egg mixture and blend well.
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring with a whisk until mixture comes to a boil. It will appear lumpy at first; keep whisking. Make sure mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and butter.
  • Cover surface with buttered wax paper so it does not form a skin. Allow to cool. Pastry cream can be kept in the refrigerator for several days or it may be frozen. Spread the prepared pastry cream in the bottom of the prebaked pie shell. Pour in 1/2 pint of strawberries, cover with 1/2 the water-sugar glaze, add remaining strawberries and cover with the remaining glaze. Decorate edges with a circle of whipped cream and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Chill and serve.
  • For those of you who remember Haussner's this will bring back wonderful memories. For those of you who have never been to Hausner's, this will make wonderful NEW memories!

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    " It was excellent "
    clbacon ate it and said...
    I loved this restaurant! Was so sorry to see it close. Thanks for the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I agree with krum, this one is incredible !
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    Oh man, this pie could get me in trouble with my dainty waistline (good thing that last part is a total lie, because if I HAD a dainty waistline, I would probably fear eating this)...thank you, thank you, for sharing Haussner's incredible pie recipe. This will be made before the last of this season's strawberries disappear from the market shelves!!
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