Buy the nicest strawberries you can find since the fruit is the star of this pie. Don’t be tempted to use the glaze that comes in a jar…not only does it taste starchy, it is filled with food coloring, and it’s simple to make—well worth the extra ten minutes. I always make the pie in the morning giving it plenty of time to set before serving.
Joy of Cooking Strawberry Pie
1 9 inch pie crust
1 quart strawberries (small to medium sized berries work best)
¾ cup sugar
2 ½ tablespoons corn starch
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Line 9-inch pie pan with crust, fluting edges. Prick all over with a fork and cook according to directions for pre-bake, single crust pie. Cool completely.
Serve garnished with whipped cream.