Sunday, May 29, 2016

fresh strawberry pie

Look what I made- my first fresh strawberry pie!  I have my kids to thank as they are the ones who picked all 9 pounds of berries this weekend.  For Oregonians, 9 pounds is a little weak but we ate those 9 pounds in two days.  We had a delicious couple of days!  I'm sure we'll go back for more.  There's nothing like a fresh berry picked from the vine or bush...or a slice of fresh strawberry pie.

fresh strawberry pie (
1 9-inch pie crust, baked
1 quart fresh strawberries
1 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup water

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (because you can't buy whipped cream for a homemade pie!)
2 tablespoons white sugar

Arrange half the strawberries in a baked pastry shell.  Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan.  Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water.  Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture.  Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.  Pour mixture over berries in pastry shell.  Chill for several hours before serving.  In a small bowl, whip heavy cream and 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form.  Serve each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream.

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