Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fresh Strawberry Pie

You can't go wrong with this classic recipe!!
Fresh Strawberry Pie

1 quart strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 ½ or 3 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 baked pie shell
½ pint whipping cream (optional)
red food coloring (optional)

Wash berries and hull.  Put one half of berries in sauce pan and crush.  Mix sugar and cornstarch; add to crushed berries along with lemon juice.  Cook on medium heat until mixture thickens.  Cool.  Cut remaining berries into halves and mix with the cooked mixture.  Add a few drops of red food coloring to the cooked mixture before adding the uncooked berries.  Pour mixture into baked pie shell.  Chill before serving.  Serve topped with whipped cream.

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