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Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie, by , is from Steve & Cindy Garner Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Taste of Home-- Feb./Mar.2005
Added: Tuesday, December 23, 2008


1 1/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
4 tsp. plus 1 Tbls. milk-- divided
4 tsp. water
1 pkg. (8oz) cream cheese-- softened
2 Tbls. sugar
1 to 1 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries- sliced

1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbls. cornstarch
dash of salt
1 3/4 c. water
1 pkg. (3oz.) strawberry gelatin

In a bowl, combine the flour and salt; cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine 4 tsp. milk and water; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll out pastry to fit a 9 inch pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of plate; flute edge of pastry.
Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy duty foil.
Bake at 450 for 8 min.
Remove foil; bake 7 min. longer. Cool completely on a wire rack.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and remaining milk until smooth. Spread over the bottom of crust; arrange strawberries over the top.

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water until smooth.
Bring to a boil;cook and stir for 2 min. until thickened.
Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved.
Chill until partially set.
Pour over berries. Refrigerate until set.

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