Strawberry Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries,sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons brandy (or your favorite liquor), optional
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Macerate berries in sugar (amount depends on how sweet the berries are) and brandy for a couple hours to overnight.
  2. Drain the berries, reserving the liquid.
  3. Blend the remaining berries (I use a stick blender, but a regular one should work) and combine them with the sugar and the reserved juice in a medium saucepan.
  4. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  5. Allow the liquid to reduce slightly.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water.
  7. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. It will turn out like a glaze.
  9. Let the resulting glaze (it will be similar to the stuff you can buy in the produce department, though not clear) chill.
  10. Spread a small amount of your strawberry glaze in the baked pie shell.
  11. Combine the rest of the strawberries with the rest of the glaze and pour into the pie shell.
  12. Chill for several hours before serving.
  13. Serve with whipped cream.

Adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-pie-ii/

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