Deconstructed Strawberry Pie

I love to have things at hand for quick or unexpected or just laziness!! Sunday diner took a bit of work as there was a lot of prep in the diner so I was ready for an over the top but easy desert.

This deconstructed pie was just the trick although I want to credit my Mother, Joan for planting the seeds for it. Mother is in the hospital in Noblesville Indiana this weekend for tests and we are all hoping her issues are resolved and we are Blessed to have her around for many years to come.

Anyway she used to sugar fresh berries and then dock and bake a pie shell. Then at dinner she cut the pie shell in regular pie wedges and carefully placed them on a desert plate as she spooned the sweetened berries onto the crust and topped each with a swirl of fresh sweetened cream.

My inspiration has been to prepare the pastry rolling and docking it, but then cutting it into shapes with a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter. Bake in a hot oven on a cookie sheet until golden brown. Cool and store in the freezer until just such a occasion as they can be pulled out and laden with a wonderful filling like these beautiful berries.

Note: 10/29/10 Pastry for three crusts or 9/15/10 Lemon pie for 1 or 2 or more.
So here is my lovely strawberry pie in a snap!!

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