Sky High Strawberry Pie

Sky High Strawberry Pie

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  • 3

    quarts fresh strawberries, divided

  • 1-½

    cups sugar

  • 6

    tablespoons cornstarch

  • cup water

  • Red food coloring, optional

  • 1

    deep-dish pastry shell (10 inches), baked

  • 1

    cup heavy whipping cream

  • 4-½

    teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix


In a large 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 to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; add food coloring if desired. Pour into a large bowl. Chill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is just slightly warm. Fold in the remaining berries. Pile into pastry shell. Chill for 2-3 hours. In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle pudding mix over cream and whip until stiff. Pipe around edge of pie or dollop on individual slices. Yield: 8-10 servings.


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