Monday, May 31, 2010

Strawberry Pie

This is one of my mom’s recipes.  I love these pies - they are SO good and remind me of summer.  Enjoy!

1 c sugar
1 c water
4 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 stick butter
1 t vanilla
1 c strawberries

Cook sugar, water, and corn starch over medium-high heat until it turns into a clear gel. 

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Remove from heat, add 1/2 stick butter, stir until butter is melted, then let cool completely. 

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Add 1 heaping cup of sliced or diced strawberries and 1 teaspoon vanilla - mix well.  Pour into baked pie shell and chill for a few hours.  Top with whipped cream if desired!

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My notes -- make sure not to cook the sugar/water/cornstarch mixture over too high heat, and stir it while cooking.  It doesn’t take long to turn into the gel consistency. 

This is something you will want to make every summer!

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