the Pence family cookbook

Strawberry Pie

dessert pie strawberry untested



Select 6 oz. of less pretty berries. Blend to smooth puree. Whisk sugar, cornstarch, Sure-Jell, and salt in medium saucepan. Stir in berry puree. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil, scraping bottom and sides of pan to prevent scorching, for 2 minutes to ensure that cornstarch is fully cooked. Transfer to large bowl and stir in lemon juice. Let cool to room temperature.

Measure 2 lb. of pretty beries; halve only extra-large berries. Add berries to bowl with glaze and fold gently until berries are evenly coated. Scoop berries into pie shell, piling into mound. Refrigerate pie until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve within 5 hours of chilling.