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Sky-High Strawberry Pie

This pie is my specialty. It's fairly simple to make but so dramatic to serve. The ultimate taste of spring, this luscious pie has such a big, fresh berry taste. I've had many requests to bring it to gatherings. —Janet Mooberry, Peoria, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 1 deep-dish pie crust (10 inches), baked
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mash enough berries to equal 3 cups. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in mashed berries and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; add food coloring if desired. Pour into a large bowl. Chill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is just slightly warm. Fold in the remaining berries. Pile into pie crust. Chill for 2-3 hours.
  • In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle dry pudding mix over cream and whip until stiff. Pipe around edge of pie or dollop on individual slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 350 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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