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Strawberry Glaze Pie

No recipe image available.Fresh strawberry pie is a sure sign that spring has sprung! This pie has a creamy cheesy filling in-between crust and glazed strawberries.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 cup crushed hulled strawberries

1 (9-inch) baked pie crust*
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
5 cups small strawberries, hulled

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Glaze: Stir together sugar and cornstarch in a heavy medium saucepan. Gradually add water, stirring to dissolve, and crushed strawberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens; let it come to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, then spread on the bottom of baked pie crust.
  3. Top cream cheese layer with whole strawberries, pointed upwards; pour cooked strawberry mixture on top, spreading out filling, if necessary.
  4. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or until set.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.