This pie was originated along with the White Chocolate and Strawberry Cream Pie during a time of strawberry abundance when we were visiting family members in Florida. Everyone liked both of the pies and they both have become staple items in our personal recipe books.
Pre-made and pastry mix crusts are easy and convenient to use and make. You will need to prepare a single crust recipe. Personally, we like the crust that we get when we use the recipe from Betty Crocker's Best of Baking (below). We have found that if the temperature is much over 70°F., it is best to refrigerate the shortening for an hour or so before using it and to cool the dough, wrapped in waxed paper, for awhile in the refrigerator before rolling.