Growing up my grandma made the most amazing strawberry pie. It was always so different than any other strawberry pie I had ever had. It had a homemade gel that was both sugary sweet and brought out the flavor of the strawberries. My mom has her recipe and has made the pie a number of times and it comes out just as amazing as I remember it.
That’s why I was touched when my mom passed along Grandma’s recipe to me. She made me a beautiful scrapbook full of Grandma’s recipes and one of my favorites is the strawberry pie.
I decided to make Grandma’s pie again, but with a special twist. Instead of making a traditional pie crust, I decided it would be fun to serve the strawberry pie as a handheld dessert for a summer party. So I made individual strawberry pies in tempting tortilla shells.
It turned out wonderfully! The cinnamon-sugar tortilla shells make for an incredible edible dish that are perfect for Grandma’s recipe. The strawberry pie turned out just as I remember it and it warms my heart that I was able to recreate her recipe in a memorable way and that I get to share this cherished family recipe with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Simple Strawberry Pie In A Tempting Tortilla Shell
- 12 Misson Flour Tortillas
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- Butter flavor cooking spray
- 1 quart fresh strawberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- Small package of strawberry Jell-O
- 1/4 cup hot fudge or chocolate syrup
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup of whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
- Spray 2 large muffin tins with cooking spray. Only spraying every other space.
- Dampen 4 paper towels and place two in the microwave. Add 2 tortillas and top with 2nd set of damp paper towels. Heat on high for 25 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and spray each side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar, using back of spoon to spread evenly.
- Pinch two sides of one tortilla together. Place tortilla in muffin tin. Repeat with 2nd tortilla leaving one empty muffin cup between each tortilla. Follow steps 4 – 6 until all 12 tortillas are placed in muffin tins.
- Bake tortillas in oven. Check after 8 minutes. They should be soft but bordering on firm, they will continue to harden after they out of the oven. Continue to bake for an additional 2 minutes at a time until desired texture is achieved.
- Dice strawberries.
- Combine sugar and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.
- Combine cornstarch with 1/2 cup of cold water in a small bowl. Mix cornstarch mixture into boiling water. Stir until liquid is clear and thick – about 5 minutes.
- Stir in powdered Jell-O. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes. Fold in strawberries.
- Place a large dollop of hot fudge or chocolate sauce in the bottom of each tortilla shell.
- Spoon strawberry pie into each shell until 1/2 to 3/4 full. Refrigerate 2 hours and keep chilled.
To serve, top with confectioner’s sugar and a spoonful of whip cream.
While we love this recipe, if you’re short on time you can also buy canned pie mix and serve it in the tortillas. Super simple and delicious too!