Strawberry spiral pie

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Strawberries, hulled, washed
\N \N And drained
⅔ cup Strawberry jam
1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Quick-cooking tapioca
½ teaspoon Ground ginger
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon Nutmeg
⅓ \N To 1/2 cup sugar, according
\N \N To the sweetness of the
\N \N Berries
\N \N Biscuit Dough, (previous
\N \N Recipe) patted into a
\N \N Rectangle

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line the oven floor with foil to catch any drips.

Spread the strawberries on paper towels to dry. In a small bowl, stir the jam to loosen it. In a saucepan, melt the butter and keep warm.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, tapioca, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Halve any very large berries. Gently toss the berries with the dry ingredients.

On a floured surface, roll out the Biscuit Dough lightly flouring the dough if necessary into a 10 by 18-inch rectangle. Square off the corners. Brush the dough lightly with about half of the melted butter. Using an icing spatula, spread the jam over the rectangle, leaving a ½-inch border on one long side. Starting at the opposite long side, roll up the dough jelly-roll fashion and pinch the seam closed. Roll the log so that it is an even diameter, exactly 18 inches long; turn the log seam side down. Using a large sharp knife, quarter the log, then cut each quarter into 3 equal pieces so that there will be 12 spiraled biscuits in all.

Using a rubber spatula, fold the strawberry filling once to remix.

Spoon the filling into a 9-inch glass pie plate and smooth the top.

Arrange 8 biscuits around the perimeter of the pie and the remaining 4 biscuits in the center. Don't push the biscuits down into the strawberries. Bake the pie for 20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees, loosely cover the pie with foil and bake for 15 minutes longer. Transfer to a rack to cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


All recipes courtesy of Peggy Cullen

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