Organic strawberry and basil pie is that essential treat you own yourself and your family every once in a while. This homemade pie has the best pie crust ever, flaky, buttery and just perfect. Fill it up with your favorite filling. Right now I am in love with the organic strawberry jam from 24 Mantra Organic. Layer that with some fresh strawberries and basil for a pie that’s just perfect.
Life is too short. Have dessert first.
A saying we have often heard and well if you are anything like me, often heeded. Frankly speaking I know I must be throwing you guys off here. For the past couple of months, the sweet nothings have taken over this little space here. The love affair that began mid Nov around Thanksgiving and my birthday is still going strong. I am a little surprised that I haven’t given it up yet but hey when the bakes are healthy and not loaded with butter and sugar, one doesn’t really feel the need to, right?
But this thing of beauty here, this Organic strawberry and basil pie, umm.. not so healthy. But boy is it delicious!! If you remember, a few weeks back I shared with you the secret to the perfect and the only pie crust you will ever need. Once you have mastered the art of making the crust , the filling is a world open to you. As you all by now,last quarter I started my collaboration with the super cool organic brand 24 Mantra Organics. This is the beginning of our 4th month together. 12 posts down and still so in love with their amazing range of products they have. Out of the many listed , this month the organic strawberry jam took my fancy. Their flour, millet and jam and spread section will certainly have you coming back for more.
Strawberries are back in season and the markets here are already flooded! Can’t wait for blueberries and raspberries to follow, but in the meanwhile I am going to be coming up with a strawberry series and lets just say, you are going to love it!! Its one of my personal favorites and hey it should quickly become yours too (in case it isn’t). Sweet yet tart, firm and juicy, these little berries are loaded with antioxidants and all kinds of vitamins. Stew them, turn them into syrup, make jam or jelly, bake them, add them to smoothies like this yogurt strawberry smoothie bowl or just eat them raw, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy this delightful fruit. Just one more absolutely best thing to do with strawberries is this – Turn it into a Organic strawberry and basil pie. Of the many organic dishes I have made in collaboration with the Organic Mantras initiative, this here is definitely one of my favorites. Check them out at Facebook and Instagram here.
The only pie crust you will ever need is an easy, barely 5 ingredients pie crust that will result in perfect crust every single time. No hassle. No tearing. No excessive panic. Pie baking is a breezy job and with this crust, it surely is one!! I also show you how to up the pie decoration game by showing you braiding the top crust. Go check out this post right here to make the pie crust. Use that simple pie crust recipe to make this Organic strawberry and basil pie or just about any pie of your wish.
The Organic strawberry and basil pie itself is sheer perfection. Crumbly, flaky, buttery crust filled with the delicious filling of organic strawberry jam, layered with fresh strawberry pieces and fresh basil for a hit of refreshing freshness. The basil adds wonderful herbaceous notes to the otherwise sweet pie as does the lime juice added to the strawberries. A sprinkle of sugar and some milk wash later, what you have is perfect Organic strawberry and basil pie flaky and ready to eat any time your fancy strikes.
Make this Organic strawberry and basil pie for the weekend and indulge in the sweetness of life. Promise you will be thanking me later!