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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Pie, Pastry & Tart RecipesMakes 8 servings

Prep Time: 45 min.
Baking Time: 8 min.
Chilling Time: 3 hrs.


  • Crust Ingredients
    • 2 - cups crushed shortbread cookies
    • 1/3 - cup butter, melted
  • Filling Ingredients
    • 2 - containers (16-ounce) (6 cups) strawberries, hulled
    • 1 - cup sugar
    • 3 - Tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/2 - teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/4 - teaspoon salt
  • Garnish Ingredients
    • Aerosol Whipped Heavy Cream, if desired


Preheat oven to 350F.

  1. To make the crust, you want to mix shortbread cookies and butter in small bowl.
  2. Press onto bottom and up sides of ungreased 9-inch glass pie pan.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes and cool completely.
  4. While the crust bakes, you want to mash 1 cup strawberries with fork.
  5. Place into 2-cup glass measuring cup and add water to equal 1 1/3 cups.
  6. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch.
  7. Stir in mashed strawberry mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil.
  8. Boil 1 minute and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt and cool 10 minutes.
  9. You want to fill cooled crust with remaining strawberries and pour cooked strawberry mixture over strawberries.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until mixture is thickened (at least 3 hours).
  11. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired. Keep in refrigerator.

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