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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Each year we wait for "strawberry time" here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We believe our strawberries are the best in the country! After picking them at a nearby farm, I can't wait to get home to make this pie.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. +chilling Cook: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries, mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional

Directions

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack until edge is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Arrange sliced strawberries over crust. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine mashed strawberries, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool for 15 minutes; pour over sliced strawberries. Arrange strawberry halves on top of pie. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Just before serving, whip cream with sugar and, if desired, almond extract until stiff peaks form. Serve with pie.
Editor's Note
Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 378 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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