Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Pie

I love strawberries! The kids can polish off a quart each night at dinner if I let them. I have never like the store bought strawberry filling - it tastes so artificially tart - but I wanted to try to make my a pie. This recipe is tart, but the refreshing kind of tart... a "summer lemonade with strawberries" kind of refreshing. Enjoy!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

by Rebecca Kraynek
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (8 slices)
  • Packaged pie shell
  • 2 quarts strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • whipped topping
Bake pie shell according to package directions.
Wash berries, remove stems and quarter.
Place the berries in a medium bowl and smash them (potato masher or fork) to get the juice released.
In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and corn starch together. Stir this into the berries and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Place berry mixture, water, lemon juice in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring, until it comes to a boil and thickens/turns clear. Reduce heat and cook for an additional minute.
Remove from heat and cool to room temp.
Pour into pie shell and refrigerate until fully set.
Serve with whipped topping.
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