Fresh Strawberry Pie - Instructions Continued
Using a potato masher, mash 2 cups strawberries. In a medium sauce pan, combine mashed strawberries and
water. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press the
strawberry mixture through a sieve into a bowl, and reserve 1 cup strawberry liquid. If necessary, add
enough water to measure 1 cup.
In medium sauce pan, combine 2/3 cup sugar and cornstarch in a pan. Whisk in strawberry liquid. Bring to
a boil over medium heat, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and cook 2 minutes. Remove
from heat and stir in lemon juice.
Pour small amount of strawberry mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pie crust. Arrange hulled and
cleaned strawberries, stem sides down, in the crust. Pour remaining strawberry mixture over berries.
Chill for at least 3 hours. Serve with whipped topping, if desired.