Easy Strawberry Pie

Tis the season!!!  No, not that season.  It’s strawberry season in some parts of the country and will be full-blown strawberry season in the whole country in just a few weeks.  I took advantage of some good-lookin’ strawberries being sold at our local grocery and made a delish pie.  Well, actually it looks more like a tart because my crust shrank in the oven.  It’s super easy, and you can actually make one in just a few minutes.  The hard part is letting it chill for two hours before serving.

Strawberry Pie

STRAWBERRY PIE

 

(source – Pillsbury)

 

1 baked pie crust

3 pints (6 cups) fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup water

 1 teaspoon almond extract

4 to 6 drops red food color, if desired

 

Combine sugar and cornstarch in a sauce pan.  Add water.  Cook over a medium heat stirring constantly till it comes to a boil.  Continue cooking for one more minutes.  Remove from heat and add almond extract and food coloring.  Let cool for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine with the prepared strawberries and stir well.  Put into the cooled pie crust and chill in the refrigerator 2 hours before serving.

Add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream to the top and enjoy.

 

Have a great week-end.  Jordan and I are headed to DC for Josie’s bridal shower and bachelorette party.  Should be a good time!!

 

Be sure to stop by Rhoda’s blog Southern Hospitality, Jordan’s house is being featured, plus she has a great blog.

Take care.