For Day 3 of our Birthday Week of Giveaways, I have a very tasty treat for you… actually, Mandy from Waiting on Martha does!

Waiting on Martha is a fantastic lifestyle website that curates amazing content in their four cornerstone topic areas: Eat, Shop, Live, Do.  Mandy has incredible style, and really I love her Pinterest posts on the latest fashion trends (and I secretly wish I could raid her closet, lol).  She’s also a whiz in the kitchen, creating mouth-watering recipe tutorials.

So for today’s Giveaway Day, I turn the reigns over to Mandy to tempt your taste buds with an awesome recipe & an incredibly generous giveaway!

Waiting On Martha’s Mini Strawberry Cream Pies + Our Baking Essentials Basket Giveaway

With strawberry season at it’s peak, what could be better than a fresh, homemade Strawberry Cream Pie? Nothing, especially if it’s this strawberry cream pie recipe which has been passed down in our family from generation to generation… if you place this pie in my father’s presence it will be gone before the sun sets.

Don’t be intimidated by the recipe, I promise you it’s easier than it sounds, and though it’s for a whole pie it easily makes 4 of the mini pies as shown below – – I just love the miniature version, so adorable!

Wait, wait there’s more… as if sharing this deeply coveted family recipe isn’t enough in celebration of KC Bakes one year anniversary, we’re giving away a basket of our baking essentials which retails for over $150!

So let’s eat some pie, Loves!  xoxo, Mandy

Waiting On Martha’s Strawberry Cream Pie

FOR THE CUSTARD
3 cups milk
3 eggs
½ cup sugar
2 1/2-3 1/2 tablespoons corn starch

FOR THE GLAZE/FILLING
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ cups sugar
Pinch salt
¼ cup corn starch
Red food coloring
1-2 Quarts of small strawberries or large strawberries cut into halves or quarters

  1. Cook pie crust or pie crusts according to directions (I bought pre made ready to bake mini pie shells from Whole Foods)
  2. Combine all custard ingredients together, whisk and cook on high until it begins to thicken and pull away from the pan. (Begin with 2 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch and add up to an additional 1 tablespoon if the custard doesn’t thicken)
  3. Once thick, pour into baked pie shells or set aside to cool
  4. Combine all glaze/filling ingredients together and cook until thick
  5. Once thick add strawberries and remove from heat.
  6. Pour mixture on top of custard.
  7. Cool overnight.  Once cooled add whipped cream, serve and devour!

Now on to the Giveaway…

Waiting on Martha’s “Baking Essentials” Gift Basket includes all of my favs… 

  1. Vintage wire basket
  2. Baked Goods ribbons, gift tags, and twine for labeling and gifting your homemade treats
  3. Striped and polka dot paper straws… not only are they the perfect drink accessory but they make fun cake pop sticks
  4. Make My Day silicon adopt-a-bowls for all of your ingredients
  5. Nielsen Massey Vanilla from Williams-Sonoma
  6. Williams-Sonoma Banana Caramel Quick Bread…beyond yummy
  7. Martha Stewart Silpat Mats… my FAVORITE kitchen must have!
  8. Measuring spoons… no explanation needed
  9. Ice Cream Scoop… obviously for ice cream but also the easiest and most consistent way to scoop cupcake and muffin batter in to the pans
  10. Wilton Chocolate… my go-to chocolate for cake pops
  11. Waiting On Martha beaded gemstone bracelet… just because you’re baking doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable

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