This is a simple strawberry pie recipe from my great-grandmother who we called “Nana.” She died when I was eight years old, so unfortunately I did not get to know her well. While strawberry rhubarb is my favorite, there are times of the year when rhubarb is difficult to find, so strawberry pie is a good substitute if you want to make a fruit pie during the winter months. Nana says that this recipe is originally from Mark Daily who was probably a friend of hers.
- 1 qt. strawberries
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- Baked pie shell
- Simmer about 1 cup of the strawberries and 2/3 cup of the water about 3 minutes.
- Blend sugar, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup water. Add to boiling mixture.
- Boil one minute, stirring completely. Cool.
- Put remaining strawberries in pie shell, cover with cooked mixture. Chill until firm- about 2 hours. Serve with sweetened whip cream.