A sweet twist on an old classic- this will add a little decadence to your dessert and ensure satisfied smiles all-round.


  • For the pastry

  • 3 cups plain flour

  • 1/3 cup caster sugar

  • Good pinch salt

  • 220g cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

  • 1/3 cup iced water

  • For the filling

  • 6-7 cups strawberries, washed, dried and hulled ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp cornflour

  • ¾ tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • 1.

    To make the pastry, place the flour, sugar and salt into the bowl of a food processor, pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mix resembles breadcrumbs. Add the vanilla, vinegar and water and continue to pulse until a dough forms. Shape into a disc and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for an hour to rest.

  • 2.

    To make the filling, slice strawberries into quarters and place into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, have the corn flour and sugar ready to mix with the strawberries just as you are ready to construct the pie (mixing too early with make the filling too runny).

  • 3.

    Take the pastry from the fridge and divide in half. Keep one half covered in cling film. On a floured surface, roll the other half of the pastry until large enough to line a medium baking dish. Place into the bottom of the dish. Mix the sugar, cornflour and lemon into the strawberries and tumble on top of pastry. Roll remaining pastry and cut into 1cm strips to form a lattice on the top of the pie. Brush well with beaten egg.

  • 4.

    Heat oven to 200C, bake pie for 45 minutes or until pastry is crisp and golden. Serve with vanilla ice-cream.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 1047kj
  • Fat Total 23g
  • Saturated Fat 14g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 208g
  • Sugar 170g
  • Sodium 77mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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