Sunday, July 11, 2010

Strawberry Pie

You'll Need
  • 1, 9 inch pie shell, baked
  • 1 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Grated lemon zest (optional)
  • Whipped cream (if desired)
  • Wash strawberries and remove stems. Do not wash the strawberries early prepare right before you are about to make the pie.
  • Reserve half the strawberries (the best looking ones) and mash the rest in a heavy saucepan.
  • Add the sugar and cornstarch.
  • Place over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes or more until thickened and clear.
  • Stir in lemon juice and grated zest if tangy taste is desired (recommended).
  • Let cool.
  • Add remaining berries, except for 5 or 6 to use as garnish.
  • Pour in baked pie shell.
  • Arrange reserved berries on top and chill well.
  • Before serving, top with whipped cream.

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