It’s Strawberry Pie time!
To demonstrate how Tippin’s famous Strawberry Pies are prepared, we turned to Mary Beth, the bakery leader at Hen House Market in Olathe, and her team.
It takes time and skill to make these beautiful Strawberry Pies, and you can only get them during the summer months when strawberries are at their peak. Fortunately, May is National Strawberry Month and they are the featured pie of the month at Hen House stores in Kansas City during May (and a few other locations listed below). Just in time for Mother’s Day, graduations, and any other kind of summer celebration.
In order to bring this kind of pie perfection to your table, Tippin’s Strawberry Pies are made fresh each day. The bakers use ripe and juicy Driscoll’s strawberries, and they use a lot of them. These Strawberry Pies are made by hand with 30 ounces of strawberries – that’s nearly 2 pounds of strawberries… in each pie!
Scroll through the photos below to see how the Hen House bakers create these strawberry masterpieces.
How It’s Made
Hen House stores receive pie crusts in tins from Tippin’s. They are baked in each store on rotating rack ovens. The crusts are flipped over halfway through baking for even browning.
Fresh, ripe Driscoll’s strawberries are washed, the stems are removed, and the berries are placed on trays to dry.
Tippin’s special made-from-scratch strawberry glaze is spread in the bottom of the crust.
A full 30 ounces of strawberries are carefully weighed.
Strawberries are placed inside the crust with the tip of the strawberry pointing up. It’s a balancing act to keep the strawberries from toppling out of the pie!
More strawberry glaze is poured on top to coat the strawberries.
Made-from-scratch whipped cream is piped around the edges of the pie in swirls.
Strawberry goodness through and through!
Find this gem of a pie at Hen House Markets, Price Chopper and Cosentino’s Market stores in the Kansas City area starting in May and into the summer months. If you live in Oklahoma, you can find Strawberry Pies at Reasor’s Foods. There’s a reason this tasty strawberry delight is the “most requested pie” of summer. Don’t delay, get your Tippin’s Strawberry Pie today!