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Strawberry Glaze Pie

"WE STILL GO OUT to the strawberry farms to pick our own berries for this pie, and a delicious one it is! "This pie was a family favorite while I was growing up, and it has become the same with my own family, which is nearly all grown. "Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, and when they're in season, you can bet this is a treat we have often!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh whole strawberries, hulled, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Few drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped cream

Directions

  • Mash 1 cup strawberries; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and mashed berries. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in food coloring if desired. Cook and stir 3 minutes more. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Spread about 1/3 cup glaze over bottom and sides of pie shell. Halve remaining strawberries; arrange in shell. Spoon remaining glaze over berries. Chill for 1-2 hours. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream. Pie is best served the day it's made.

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