When I think of strawberries, I think of joy. True spring brings strawberries for many, and how can a fruit that connotes sunshine be hated? Fresh from my CSA, I was insistent on involving these berries into every I eat this week. So, it was time to revamp a basic from my kitchen.
My baked oatmeal recipe is a workhorse in my kitchen, so making it fresher, more delicious just seemed right. While it is not a traditional pie, it is creamy, rich and gluten-free. Tender sliced strawberries bake up, letting out their juices into the oats. The goat cheese calms its flavor with the heavy cream, yogurt and eggs. And then the whole thing becomes dessert-appropriate with freshly whipped goat cheese and more fresh strawberries.
Served warm, room temperature or cold, breakfast or dessert, there's no wrong way to eat this pie. —nomnivorous