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.

Daily Bible Reading 2010

Today's reading -
Song of Solomon 1-4
Psalms 15
Proverbs 15
Matthew 19-20