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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Berry Glace Pie

If you love fresh strawberries, this pie is for you. The berries are not cooked. It is super yummy!

A food processor or blender is helpful.


Ingredients:

1 9" prebaked pie crust
8 cups fresh strawberries- small to medium size
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Make and bake your pie crust and set aside.
Stem the strawberries and cut any large ones in half.
Take 1 cup of the strawberries and the water and puree them in a blender or food processor.
Measure and if needed add water so that you have 1-1/2 cup strawberry/water mix.
In a medium saucepan, mix the cornstarch and sugar.
Stir in the pureed strawberries.
Cook and stir over medium heat til mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Cook and stir for another 2 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes without stirring.
Spread about 1/4 cup of the strawberry glaze over the bottom and sides of the baked pastry shell.
Arrange half of the fresh strawberries in the pastry. Put them stem down.
Spoon half of the glaze over the strawberries making sure each piece gets some glaze.
Add the rest of the strawberries to the pie.
Pour the rest of the glaze over the top. Once again make sure each piece gets covered.

Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.

Serves 6- 8

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