Monday, August 30, 2010

Fresh Strawberry Pie


1c sugar pinch of salt
3T cornstarch
red food coloring (opt)
1c water
1T lemon juice
4c berries (crushed)
1T butter
1-2c berries (whole or sliced)
whipping cream
In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, cornstarch. Add 1c water & 4c crushed
berries. Cook, stir until mixture boils, thickens and clears. Add red
food coloring and remove from heat. Drop in 1T lemon juice, 1T butter.
Stir and chill. Just before serving cut fresh berries up and put into
pie shell. Cover with chilled filling and top with whipped cream.
Variation: Peach - use crushed 1/4 peach in cooked filling, yellow food
coloring, and 1/2t almond flavoring along with lemon juice and butter.
Prepare the same way.

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