All Natural Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
9 inch pie crust (recipe below)
2 quarts fresh strawberries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons corn starch
3/4 cup water
Shortbread pie crust:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Make pie crust by stirring butter and sugar in a bowl. Add the egg yolk and stir. Add the flour and salt, and mix until crumbly. Press the dough into the bottom and up sides of a 9 in pie dish. Place in freezer for 20 minutes. Cook in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes and let it cool.
To make filling:
Mash remaining berries and mix with sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil but keep stirring gently.
Mix the corn starch with the water in a small cup. Stir to dissolve and add to the strawberry sauce.
Cook the sauce on low heat for about 8-10 minutes until it thickens and becomes clear. Let the sauce cool before adding to the strawberries.
Chill the pie for at least two hours and serve with whipped cream.