This is a fresh berry pie; the fruit is not cooked. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, salt, cornstarch and food coloring (optional). Bring to a boil, and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)

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  • In a large bowl, combine flour, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles small crumbs. Press into a 9-inch pie pan. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  • When crust is cool, place berries in the shell, and pour the thickened mixture over the top. Chill in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 156.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2004
This is a great recipe but I have a few suggestions before starting on this recipe... About the crust.....It's not a pie crust it's a modified cookie dough recipe so don't roll it out. After making the "crust", form it into a ball and place the ball in the middle of a SPRAYED pie pan, flatten and spread the cookie dough crust out and up the sides of the pan with your fingers, it will get sticky but instead of watering or oiling your fingers just lightly flour the surface of the dough. It also takes about 12-15 minutes for the crust to brown around the edges. Don't wait for the crust to get totally browned because when it cools it will crumble like an overbaked cookie. For the glaze.....the cornstarch needs to be dissolved in cold water before being placed in the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients, so reserve 1/2 cup of the water needed in the glaze to dissolve the cornstarch in, then pour the cornstarch mixture in with the rest of the ingredients. Also, once the glaze comes to a boil reduce the heat to low. The glaze will thicken upon cooling. When ready to assemble the pie, you may need to reheat the glaze slightly to get it to pouring consistency. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2005
I got to say i really didnt care alot for this recipe all though my husband loved it... there was just something missing! Read More
(14)
167 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2004
This is a great recipe but I have a few suggestions before starting on this recipe... About the crust.....It's not a pie crust it's a modified cookie dough recipe so don't roll it out. After making the "crust", form it into a ball and place the ball in the middle of a SPRAYED pie pan, flatten and spread the cookie dough crust out and up the sides of the pan with your fingers, it will get sticky but instead of watering or oiling your fingers just lightly flour the surface of the dough. It also takes about 12-15 minutes for the crust to brown around the edges. Don't wait for the crust to get totally browned because when it cools it will crumble like an overbaked cookie. For the glaze.....the cornstarch needs to be dissolved in cold water before being placed in the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients, so reserve 1/2 cup of the water needed in the glaze to dissolve the cornstarch in, then pour the cornstarch mixture in with the rest of the ingredients. Also, once the glaze comes to a boil reduce the heat to low. The glaze will thicken upon cooling. When ready to assemble the pie, you may need to reheat the glaze slightly to get it to pouring consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2007
This is a wonderful strawberry pie. I did make a couple of changes though. After baking the pie crust and cooling it I take 1/2 of an 8oz pkg. of cream cheese mixed with a tablespoon of powdered sugar and put that on the bottom of the crust before adding the strawberries. Also when making the "sweet syrup" I add about 2 or 3 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice (just enough to give it a little tart taste) and a 1/2 pkg. strawberry jello. Very very good. thank you Pat for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2003
This was very good but pretty sweet. I think next time I will cut back a little on the sugar or add a Tbsp. of lemon juice as a previous reviewer recommended. Also it could use a little more crust. I will probably increase the ingredients by 50%. Also it did not want to come out of the pan cleanly so the pieces were not very presentable. Next time I will give my pan a quick shot of spray oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2003
I tried this recipe with one of the suggestions to add a little jello to the sauce. Actually I used a whole box and it works wonderfully. I've also used this recipe as a template for making a peach variety using red and yellow food coloring and peach jello. Absolutely wonderful!!! Everyone who has had some of either version loved it and wants more!!!! I'm going to try a tropical version next. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2005
I got to say i really didnt care alot for this recipe all though my husband loved it... there was just something missing! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
Best strawberry pie EVER! Everyone in my family loves it and I can never wait for the glazing to cool before the whole thing is my belly! If you can't make a homemade crust or don't have the stuff to make it I used the instant ones (usually 2 per package) but sometimes not as buttery or flakey. Great either way! YUMMMMM Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2003
WOW! I have to admit that when I decided to try this I was making it for my kids and thought there was no way it would be better than my mother's strawberry pie. WOW! Was I wrong. We all really loved the taste and texture. I did double the amount of the glaze though so it would cover more of the strawberries. This is definitely what I'll be taking to family functions and work potlucks. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2003
I added 2 Tablespoons of strawberry Jell-O to the recipe. It made the strawberry flavor much richer! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2005
The crust was exceptionally good; the consistency of it is more like a cookie dough but don't worry it turns out great when baked! For a holiday pie try using green food coloring! Read More
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