Strawberry satin pie recipe (1964)
Turn out a truly terrific pie with those first strawberries of the season.
Start with a layer of toasted almonds in a tender pie shell. Add the creamiest vanilla filling you’ve ever tasted, and top with plump strawberries. Finish off with a shiny red glaze and a fluff of whipped cream.
One look, one delicious bite — you’ll forget all about mere strawberries and cream. This pie is a dazzler!
Strawberry satin pie: Prize-winning cheesecake-style vintage version from 1977
Amid blenders, mixers, bowls, spatulas, silver serving trays and many other utensils, five women worked feverishly for two hours yesterday to the delight of 150 onlookers and three judges to determine the winner in the 14th annual Strawberry Recipe Contest Cook-Off.
Though a strawberry cake, souffle, crepes and a mixture of gelatin and cake layers gave stiff competition, a strawberry pie recipe won again this year.
Amelia Shearouse of Orlando won the grand prize — a microwave oven — with her “strawberry satin pie,” a recipe she composed just for the contest.
“It’s not hard to make,” Mrs. Shearouse said. “What makes it good is all these good strawberries.”
She said she came up with the “strawberry satin pie” recipe by starting with some old recipes she had used and adding her own touch to them.
The contest, appropriately set in the “Neighborhood Village” section of the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, attracted quite a crowd, mostly over the age of 50. But friends, relatives and passers-by all enjoyed the view of the delicious strawberry treats being prepared.
Each contestant made a trip down the aisle with her entry as the crowd leaned from their chairs into the aisles to get the best view possible.
Each entry was judged on flavor, 30 points; quality and appearance, 25 points; recipe appeal (ease of preparation, ingredients readily available and cost), 25 points; and originality, 20 points.
The five finalists were chosen from hundreds of recipes submitted to the contest.