Strawberry Glaze Pie
Fresh strawberry pie is a sure sign that spring has sprung! This pie has a creamy cheesy filling in-between crust and glazed strawberries.
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 cup crushed hulled strawberries
1 (9-inch) baked pie crust*
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
5 cups small strawberries, hulled
- For Glaze: Stir together sugar and cornstarch in a heavy medium saucepan. Gradually add water, stirring to dissolve, and crushed strawberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens; let it come to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, then spread on the bottom of baked pie crust.
- Top cream cheese layer with whole strawberries, pointed upwards; pour cooked strawberry mixture on top, spreading out filling, if necessary.
- Refrigerate for 3 hours, or until set.
Makes 8 servings.
*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.