For the Pie Crust:
- 1 pre-made pie crust (or use your favorite homemade crust recipe)
For the Strawberry Filling:
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Red food coloring (optional, for a more vibrant color)
For the Whipped Cream Topping:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Prepare the Pie Crust:
- If using a pre-made pie crust, follow the package instructions for blind baking or baking the crust until golden brown. If using a homemade crust, prepare and bake it according to your recipe.
- Prepare the Strawberry Filling:
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add the water while whisking to create a smooth mixture.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes clear.
- Add Lemon Juice and Food Coloring:
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and a few drops of red food coloring, if using. The color should be a vibrant red.
- Combine with Strawberries:
- Gently fold the halved strawberries into the cooked filling mixture until they are well coated.
- Assemble the Pie:
- Pour the strawberry filling into the pre-baked pie crust, spreading it evenly.
- Place the pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until the filling is set and the pie is cooled.
- Prepare the Whipped Cream Topping:
- In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
- Just before serving, spread the whipped cream over the top of the strawberry filling. You can pipe the whipped cream for a decorative touch.
- Slice and serve the Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie.
This fresh strawberry pie is a delightful treat that showcases the natural sweetness of strawberries. With its flaky crust, luscious strawberry filling, and a dollop of whipped cream, it’s a perfect dessert for any occasion. Enjoy the burst of summer flavors in every bite!
Credit: Healthy Juice