It has been hot here in Sonoma County for the past couple weeks and I needed to make a cool summer dessert for a luncheon event. I headed down to the farmer’s market to see what inspired me. I picked up a few baskets of strawberries and also a bunch of basil. The amazing smell drew me in. There is nothing like fresh local strawberries on a hot day and a strawberry basil custard pie would fit the bill. I paired the filling with a vanilla wafer crust and a mascarpone whipped topping.