Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sky-High Strawberry Pie Recipes

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Ingredients

  • 3 quarts fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup water
  • red food coloring
  • 1 (10 inch) deep-dish pastry shell, baked
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mash enough berries to equal 3 cups. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the mashed berries and water; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; add food coloring if desired. Pour into a large bowl. Chill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is just slightly warm. Fold in the remaining berries. Pile into pie shell. chill for 2-3 hours. In a small mixing bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle pudding mix over cream and whip until stiff. Pipe around edge of pie or dollop on individual slices.