Fresh Strawberry Pie

We had this for dessert tonight and I thought I would post it.  When we lived in Texas, we always shopped at HEB.  They carried a strawberry pie that I had to buy every time we shopped. I had to learn how to make it.   In our 2011 issue of Seasons at Home Magazine, we shared how to make a shortbread crust for this.  Just use a pre-made graham or shortbread crust here, it’s still yummy and a bit quicker!

Crush 1 cup of strawberries with a fork in a small saucepan.  Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and strain.  Return juice to the pan.  In a separate small bowl whisk together 3/4 cup sugar with 4 Tbsp. of corn starch.  Sprinkle over strawberry juice while whisking.  Bring back to a boil and cook until clear and thick.  Chill.

Use a 9″ pre-made shortbread crust.   Combine 4 cups sliced strawberries with the chilled strawberry sauce.  Pour into shortbread crust.  Top with 3 cups of fresh whipped cream and chill! Such a yummy dessert for a warm day!

Enjoy, Theresa

Theresa has been married to John for 24 years, we have 10 children and three grandchildren. Five of our children are still being homeschooled, the youngest is in third grade. I'm a blessed child of God. I love everything about homemaking! Joyous Home was started in 2007 to encourage homemaking!