Strawberry Pie is one of those desserts that has the unique ability to communicate that delightful word, “Summertime!” A beautiful mountain of ripe, red berries in a pie shell, what could be better? …except, perhaps, topping it with a generous helping of fresh, sweetened whipped cream. Or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, we won’t be too picky!
Here’s an easy recipe to delight the eyes and palate for any strawberry pie lover…but that’s not all. Substitute fresh blackberries, raspberries or peaches for the strawberries, and you’ll be enjoying deee-licious fresh fruit pies all summer long.
Strawberry Pie Recipe:
- 3-4 pints of fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
- 1 cup (or less) sugar
- ½ cup water
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Baked Pie Crust
Crush enough strawberries to make 1 cup of crushed berries. In a saucepan stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the water, then stir in the crushed berries. On medium heat, stir until mixture thickens. Let cool. Place berries, whole or sliced in half, in a large bowl. Pour mixture over berries and lightly stir to coat. Dish berries into the pre-baked pie shell. For a beautiful appearance, turn cut berries over so their rounded, red sides face up. Chill for several hours. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.