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Fresh Strawberry Pie with Whipped Cream Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Pie with Whipped Cream Recipe

This attractive fruit pie from Judy Watson in Newmarket, Ontario is almost too pretty to eat, but no one will be able to resist the juicy whole strawberries and delightfully sweet glaze that fill the tender pie crust.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 3 pints fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • 1. With a fork, mash 1 cup strawberries; set aside. Arrange remaining berries in pastry shell.
  • 2. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add mashed strawberries and bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Gradually stir into strawberry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in food coloring if desired.
  • 3. Cool for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon over berries in pastry. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 234 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.