Sky-High Strawberry Pie

Who can resist the temptation offered by a pastry crust piled high with lush strawberries?
  • 3 quarts fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cups water
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 1 (10-inch) deep-dish pastry shell, baked

In a large mixing bowl, mash enough berries to equal 3 cups. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the mashed berries and water; mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir the mixture for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the food coloring if desired. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Chill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is just slightly warm. Fold in the remaining berries.

Pile into the prepared pie shell. Chill for 2-3 hours. Serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream.

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes, plus final chilling time
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