for your birthday celebration...chocolate one, orange scented with cointreau and freshly whipped cream...well it didn't exactly turn out this way....you got "I love Spring" screaming pie instead. An odd, one might think combination of thyme pate brisee, filled with layer of lemon curd and freshly picked strawberries.....sweet and savory pie this beautiful weather called for. I hope you will enjoy it.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour(I usually mix it with 1/2c or more whole wheat pastry flower)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
3 Tbsp ice water
3 Tbs lemon curd
Strawberries, sliced 1/4 inch thick (I used almost a pint, may vary depending on the size of the strawberries)
1 tablespoon honey
1-2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
Sprinkle a lightly floured work surface with 1/2Tbsp turbinado sugar, it add nice color, texture and a little sweetness to this otherwise savory crust. Roll out the crust to about 1/4 inch thick and about 8 inches in diameter. Top with lemon curd. Placed the strawberries on top of the curd in an even layer, leaving a one inch ring around. Fold the edges of dough over the strawberries. Brush the dough with the egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust is browned and the center is bubbling.
adapted from beautiful Dishing Up Delights blog.
We are saving chocolate cake recipe for some rainy days....happy, sunny, beautiful birth day and bon appetit!!!