This is a baked strawberry pie with a lattice crust for that gourmet touch!
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, halved
- 2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.) Lay one crust into a 9 inch pie pan, making sure the edges extend slightly beyond the pan.
In a large bowl, mix together white and brown sugars, flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and almond extract. Add the strawberries to the mixture and gently stir to coat thoroughly. Pour into the crust, mounding it slightly in the middle.
Cut the second crust into 1/2 inch strips and weave into a lattice over the filling. Roll up the extra dough on the bottom crust to seal down the lattice strips, then press with fingers to form a fluted edge. Dot with butter in the open squares. For a golden crust, brush lattice lightly with milk, then sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.