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Why didn't my strawberry pie set?

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Why didn't my strawberry pie set?

T in DC | May 3, 2004 03:42 PM

Yesterday, I attempted to make a strawberry pie using the attached recipe. Since I decided to buy a pre-made graham cracker crust, all I needed to do was make the filling.

I followed the linked recipe, which seemed very similar to others I saw on epicurious.com and in a couple cookbooks. I substituted Amaretto for brandy, but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter.

After letting the filling cool for 30 minutes and chilling the pie for 7 hours, I ended up with strawberry soup. And the soup had a slightly chalky taste.

Why?

I wonder if 1) I actually had too many strawberries? (2 quarts) or if 2) 5 minutes on medium heat was not enough time to allow the mixture to thicken and, thus, it never set?

Thanks for any help.

Link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

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