Nothing says summer more than fresh fruit. While it is a little early for locally grown strawberries in our area, we have had some sweet berries bought at our local grocery chain. And, everyone’s favorite is strawberry pie! I know my grandkids really love this dessert.
In the past, I have made the strawberry pie that uses strawberry jello to flavor the glaze, but find it a bit artificial. This recipe uses fresh mashed strawberries to flavor that filling and I can hardly wait to put a big dollop of whipped cream on top of a fresh slice!
Let me know what you think!
Fresh Strawberry Pie
- One pre-baked pie shell, graham cracker crust or cookie crust
- 3 pints fresh strawberries, washed, dried, and stems removed, divided use
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 drops of red food coloring
- Sweetened whipped cream
Arrange some beautiful berries in your pie shell. Some people put them stem side down and pointed side up. Pour the cooled strawberry/sugar mixture over the berries. Refrigerate for at least four hours.