Strawberry Pie

MamaSue posted 05-07-99

Strawberry Pie

2 lbs. strawberries divided
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp corn starch

1 1/4 cups whipping cream
1/4 lb. cream cheese softend
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Bake a regular pastry crust and allow to cool completely.

Start topping by mashing enough strawberries to make one cup. Cut tops off the rest of berries and set aside.

Place mashed berries in sauce pan and add water. Mix sugar and corn starch into crushed berry mixture and bring to a boil. Boil one minute until clear and thickend. Set aside to cool.

For filling, whip the cream until still. In another bowl beat cream cheese with vanilla and confectioners sugar. Carefully fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread in cooled crust and refrigerate.

When crushed berry mixture is cool pie can be assembeld. Halve the strawberries and plade cut side down on filling. Then cover with cooled crushed berry mixture. The cream mixture should be completely coverd.

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