Over the weekend, we were supposed to visit my mom in Olney, but since she was sick, we ended up with a free, three-day weekend at home. This rarely happens! Mom had purchased strawberries planning for our visit and once I started thinking about the strawberry pie I used to eat growing up, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I had mom send me her recipe, which I modified a bit by using less sugar and no red food coloring. I had this for breakfast this morning and I think I may have to make this our traditional Memorial Day/Patriotic Holiday breakfast – just because I like it! The kids, however, weren’t fans, but hopefully they will be some day. I think it is a texture issue for them – not to mention I seem to have the pickiest girls ever right now! Mike won’t eat strawberries either, so I guess I’ll have to eat this whole pie myself. Darn the luck.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 cup mashed strawberries
- 1 cup water
- 2-3 cups whole strawberries, sliced
- Graham cracker or baked pie shell
- Whipped cream (optional)
Mix sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Add water and cook until clear and thick. Add mashed strawberries and remove from heat. Spread sliced berries in prepared pie shell. Top with sugar mixture and refrigerate for several hours. Top with whipped cream if desired.
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