For our third anniversary I made Tyler one of his (and my) favorite desserts: a fresh strawberry pie. It could of used a few more strawberries but we ate it so fast there was really no time to complain! This would be a great easy recipe for 4th of July, served with cool whip or vanilla ice cream!
Fresh Strawberry Pie
1 graham cracker crust or pre-baked pastry pie crust
2 lbs (approx 4 cups) ripe strawberries washed and sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
Crush 1 cup of fresh strawberries and cook on stovetop with 1 cup of
water until it boils for about 2 minutes. Sieve (put a strainer over
a bowl so you can save all the juice and toss the strawberry pieces).
Combine 3/4 cup of suger and 3 T cornstarch and stir it into the berry
juice. Cook and stir juice/sugar/starch combo over medium heat until
it thickens. Place 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries in the bottom of the
pie crust and pour half of the sauce over top, layer another 1 1/2
cups of strawberries over that and top with the remaining sauce. Let
chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, serve with cool whip and