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Big Boys Fresh Strawberry Pie

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Ingredients:

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 pre-made pie crust (or use your favorite homemade crust recipe)

For the Strawberry Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Red food coloring (optional, for a more vibrant color)

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pie Crust:
    • If using a pre-made pie crust, follow the package instructions for blind baking or baking the crust until golden brown. If using a homemade crust, prepare and bake it according to your recipe.
  2. Prepare the Strawberry Filling:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add the water while whisking to create a smooth mixture.
    • Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes clear.
  3. Add Lemon Juice and Food Coloring:
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and a few drops of red food coloring, if using. The color should be a vibrant red.
  4. Combine with Strawberries:
    • Gently fold the halved strawberries into the cooked filling mixture until they are well coated.
  5. Assemble the Pie:
    • Pour the strawberry filling into the pre-baked pie crust, spreading it evenly.
  6. Chill:
    • Place the pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until the filling is set and the pie is cooled.
  7. Prepare the Whipped Cream Topping:
    • In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  8. Serve:
    • Just before serving, spread the whipped cream over the top of the strawberry filling. You can pipe the whipped cream for a decorative touch.
    • Slice and serve the Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie.

This fresh strawberry pie is a delightful treat that showcases the natural sweetness of strawberries. With its flaky crust, luscious strawberry filling, and a dollop of whipped cream, it’s a perfect dessert for any occasion. Enjoy the burst of summer flavors in every bite!

Credit: Healthy Juice