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Flaky Strawberry Pie

 Flaky Strawberry Pie
The attractive pie, with its fresh fruit flavor and flaky crust, is my mom's signature dessert. She has perfected the recipe over the years. Served with a dollop of whipped cream, this is a dessert you'll serve again and again. -Daria Burcar Rochester, Michigan
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon milk, divided
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 to 1-1/2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin


  • In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs. Combine 4 teaspoons milk and water;
  • gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough
  • forms a ball. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 450°. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate.
  • Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of
  • plate; flute edge of pastry. Line unpricked pastry shell with a
  • double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil;
  • bake 7 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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Flaky Strawberry Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and remaining milk until
  • smooth. Spread over bottom of crust; arrange strawberries over the
  • top.
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and water until
  • smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Chill until
  • partially set. Pour over berries. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 412 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.