Simple Strawberry Glace Pie
Fresh strawberry pie, one of the delights of spring. A simple glaze made with fresh strawberries is generously drizzled over fresh strawberries piled high on a layer of cream cheese in a pastry crust.
6 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/8 teaspoon red food coloring
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (9-inch) baked pie crust*
- Mash enough strawberries to make 1 cup, set remaining strawberries aside.
- In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, red food coloring, and the reserved mashed strawberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Cook for 1 minute. Cool slightly.
- Beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Spread into baked pie shell. Fill the shell with the remaining strawberries. Pour the cooked strawberry mixture on top. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or until set.
Makes 8 servings.
*Use store bought ready-to-use, or homemade pastry using your favorite recipe, or ours: Basic Pie Crust 101.