STRAWBERRY CHEESE PIE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Another old-fashioned recipe from my country cookbook. This pie makes me think of springtime and early summer and picking fresh ripe strawberries.
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Serves:

6

Prep:

2 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1 qt
fresh strawberries
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
water
1/4 c
cornstarch
1 Tbsp
butter
1 dash(es)
salt
1 tsp
lemon juice
red food coloring drops
2 Tbsp
light cream
1 pkg
(3 oz.) cream cheese
1
9" baked pastry shell

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sprinkle the berries with sugar; toss lightly. Let stand about 2 hours.
2
After 2 hours, drain all juice from the berries. Add water to juice to make 1-1/4 cups liquid. In a saucepan, heat the liquid to boiling.
3
In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup water with cornstarch. Add gradually to boiling liquid, stirring constantly. Cook until clear.
4
To the juice mixture, add butter, salt, lemon juice and a few drops of red food coloring. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
5
Add light cream to the cream cheese; mix until smooth. Spread over bottom of baked pie shell.
6
Add the whole berries to the cooked mixture. Pour into pie shell and chill well, at least 2 hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #decadent, #LUSCIOUS, #juicy