A spin on a favorite from Strawn's Eat Shop in Shreveport, Louisiana - best fresh fruit pies ever! Plan to share this strawberry pie - it's best within about 24 hours of making it - or put on your stretchy pants and eat the whole thing yourself. You may or may not be sorry.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
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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  • Stir sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a medium saucepan. Add 3 tablespoons water and mix into a paste.

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  • Bring remaining water to a boil in a pot. Add to sugar mixture slowly. Let mixture simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and clear, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, almond extract, and red food coloring.

  • Let mixture cool for at least 15 minutes; fold in strawberries. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Chill until set, at least 1 hour.

  • Whip heavy cream in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer; add confectioners' sugar slowly until combined. Spread topping over chilled pie.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 38.9mg; sodium 148.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2019
I made this with Marionberries instead of Strawberries and I did a Graham Cracker Crust. It was a HIT!!!! Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2020
Good recipe. Although with only 3-4 drops of food coloring it still has a pink color to the gel. Those sensitive to the taste of food coloring may want to opt for a natural alternative because i could taste it with only 4 drops. The almond extract was a nice touch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2019
I made this with Marionberries instead of Strawberries and I did a Graham Cracker Crust. It was a HIT!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2021
Came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2019
Perfect summer dessert! Read More