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Berry Cream Pie

I found this recipe in a very old cookbook and made it for a family gathering. The pie was gone in no time. It's a perfect summertime treat.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup crushed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  • Remove from the heat and stir a small amount of hot filling into egg; return all to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; gently stir in vanilla and almond extract if desired. Cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into filling. Pour into pastry shell. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  • About 2 hours before serving, prepare glaze. In a large saucepan, combine crushed strawberries and water; cook for 2 minutes. Combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually add to the pan. Cook and stir until thickened and clear; strain. Cool for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, arrange quartered strawberries and raspberries over filling; pour glaze evenly over berries. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

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  • homemadewithlove
    Jul 6, 2014

    Made this pie for a July 4th celebration and it was a hit. I didn't make the berry glaze due to lack of time but used purchased strawberry glaze. I also made a gluten free pie crust and used rice flour in the filling so hubby could enjoy it. The cream filling is excellent with the berries.