Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Easy Strawberry Pie

About three years ago, we had our friends Wes and Nancy over for dinner. Nancy was in charge of bringing dessert. She brought the yummiest strawberry pie. It was so good. Fast forward three years. I'm just now getting around to making said pie. I can't believe I'm only now making it! I have thought about it many times since then, because it was that good. I love strawberries, and I really love pie crust, add in sugar and cream cheese, and yummo, a super easy pie! I served this last week when we had another family over for dinner. It was a hit for sure. So go make this before strawberries get expensive again!

Easy Strawberry Pie
adapted from Casual Cuisine

1 single pie crust (I opted to use the Pillsbury store bought kind for this.)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
5 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
3 ounces of cream cheese, softened

Cook pie crust according to directions. set aside to cool.

Combine sugar, water, cornstarch, and strawberries. Cook on medium heat until mixture starts to bubble, then reduce to a medium-low simmer and stir frequently until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Spread cream cheese on the bottom of the cooked pie crust. pour strawberry filling over cream cheese. Cool for a few hours in the refrigerator.

Serve by itself, with a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of ice cream.

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