Strawberries and Cream Pie
Course : Pies
Serves: 6


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   1      quart         fresh strawberries -- washed and hulled
     3/4  cup           sugar
   2      tablespoons   cornstarch
     1/2  cup           water
   1      teaspoon      fresh lemon juice
                        few drops red food coloring
   1      cup           heavy cream
   2      tablespoons   confectioners' sugar
     1/2  teaspoon      pure vanilla extract
   1                    prepared 9-inch graham cracker pie crust


1. Crush enough strawberries to measure 1 cup; reserve remaining berries. 2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan; add crushed berries and water. 3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil; boil 1 minute. 4. Stir in lemon juice; add red food coloring as needed. 5. Cover and cool to lukewarm. 6. Beat cream and confectioners' sugar together until cream is stiff; stir in vanilla. 7. Layer 1/2 whipped cream into bottom of crust; sprinkle with nutmeg. 8. Add reserved hulled berries and top with cooled glaze. 9. Top with remaining whipped cream, placing several tablespoonfuls in a circle; chill 2 hours or longe