1 (9-inch) pie crust, baked
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
Dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin
Red food coloring (optional)
2 pints (4 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced in halves or quarters
Bake pie crust and let cool. Set aside.
Combine sugar, cornstarch, water and salt and bring to a boil. Boil on medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and mix in gelatin, vanilla and a few drops of red food coloring (optional). Let glaze cool to room temperature.
Brush bottom of cooled pie crust with a little of the strawberry glaze.
Gently fold sliced strawberries into cooled glaze and pour into baked pie shell. Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or until set. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Date: August 12, 2004