Strawberry Pie

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Strawberry Pie

Postby Moderator » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:30 am

Recipe Name: Strawberry Pie

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 tablespoons cold water (2 to 3 tablespoons)
6 cups whole strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese – softened

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Heat oven to 475º.
Mix in medium bowl with fork:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cut into flour mixture with pastry blender until pieces are the size of
small peas:
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
Sprinkle in, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all the flour
is wet and pastry almost leaves side of bowl:
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
Cover a breadboard with a pastry cloth. Sprinkle flour lightly over cloth.
Shape pastry into a ball on floured cloth. Shape ball into a flattened
round. Roll pastry with floured cloth-covered rolling pin until pastry is
2 inches larger than pie plate turned upside down.
Fold pastry into fourths. Put pastry into pie plate, 9 × 1 1/2 inches.
Unfold and fit pastry into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.
Trim edge of pastry that hangs over pie plate to 1 inch from rim of plate.
Fold and roll pastry under, even with pie plate, then press around edge
with fork dipped in flour. Poke bottom and side of pastry many times with
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is light brown. Cool completely on
wire rack.
Wash in colander, then remove stems from:
6 cups whole strawberries
Mash 2 cups of the strawberries in medium bowl with potato masher or fork
to measure 1 cup mashed strawberries. Save the rest of the strawberries
for step #14.
Mix in saucepan with wooden spoon:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Stir in:
The mashed strawberries
1/2 cup water
Adult help: Cook sugar-strawberry mixture over medium-high heat, stirring
all the time, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute,
then cool.
Beat until smooth with wooden spoon, then spread over bottom of pie crust:
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
Pile whole strawberries on cream cheese in pie crust. Pour cooked
strawberry mixture over top. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until set. Cover
and refrigerate any leftover pie.
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