I love this wonderful, Springtime fresh Strawberry pie!! It is easy and looks beautiful. I got it years ago out of a cookbook, I can't remember, but have enjoyed it many times. this makes a lovely Easter or Mother's Day dessert. Remember to look for JUICY strawberries... Whipped cream, ooo lala!!!!
1 9-inch baked pie shell, brushed with butter(find recipe for single pie crust on my website)
1 1/2 quarts strawberries, washed and hulled
1 cup sugar
3 TBLS. cornstarch ( I add an extra TBLS.)
1/2 cup water
1 TBLS. lemon juice
Lots of whipped cream(small carton)
Crush enough strawberries to make one cup. Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Add crushed strawberries and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Blend in lemon juice. Cover. Cool to lukewarm
Brush inside of cooled, baked pie shell with melted butter and chill. This coating keeps the filling from soaking into the crust!!. Place 3 cups sliced strawberries(can leave some whole, if you like), in the pie shell. Pour glaze over berries. Chill. Serve topped with whipped cream and garnish with whole strawberry.