Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Nothing says summertime quite like strawberries. :-)

This recipe came from the
~summer seasonal favorites~
section of the
Homemade pie crusts are never quite as pretty
as rolling out the store bought,
but they sure do taste better. ;-)

A little sweetened cream cheese,

lots of fresh, ripe strawberries,

fresh strawberry filling,

and a heart shaped berry on top!

Fresh Strawberry Pie
8 servings

1 recipe pie crust
6 cups strawberries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened*

Prepare and bake a one crust pie shell. Cool. Mash enough berries to measure 1 cup. Stir together sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in water and crushed berries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in a few drops red food coloring; cool. Beat cream cheese* until smooth; spread on bottom of cooled baked pie shell. Fill shell with remaining berries; pour berry mixture over top. Chill at least 3 hours. Enjoy!

*The recipe didn't call for it, but I added 1/4 cup powdered sugar to the cream cheese.

Linked to Melt in Your Mouth MondayDown Home Cookin' LinkupGooseberry Patch Recipe Roundup Berry SeasonGooseberry Patch Recipe Roundup Handed Down.


Giggles said...

Mmmmm. . . .sounds and looks good.

Shelly said...

Yum! I'll be making this on the weekend!

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

This looks delicious! I have one daughter who LOVES strawberries, I will definitely have to try this one. :) Thanks for linking up!

Many blessings...

Jane said...

What a great summer pie, Mrs. H.! Thanks for linking up on Melt in Your Mouth Monday! Glad you joined us! :)

Kim McCallie said...

Love the fresh strawberry filling. I've never been happy with the taste of store-bought glaze but never really knew where to begin making my own. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your recipe at A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Mmm looks so good! I found this from the Sweet Indulgences Sunday linky party- I saw the picture and knew I had to click!

Paula said...

This looks gorgeous! AND delicious! I'd love for you to link up at our party!