It's National Pi Day. It's a math thing, don't ask me for any more.
I just know it's a great excuse to eat pie.
And since the temp hit EIGHTY today I made a strawberry pie.
Sorry the picture is kinda shadowy but I ate this piece while waiting for the photo to load...YUM!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
|1||prebaked 9" pastry shell|
|1 8 oz pkg||cream cheese, softened|
|1/2 c||powdered sugar|
|1 qt||fresh strawberries|
|2/3 c||granulated sugar|
Bake your pie shell. Cool.
Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar. Spread in bottom of pastry shell.
Rinse berries, hull and sort, reserving the most uniform berries.
Crush enough remaining berries to make 1 cup.
In small saucepan, mix water, granulated sugar and cornstarch. Add crushed berries.
Bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until thick and clear. Cool.
Press whole berries, tips up, into cream cheese.
Spoon cooled strawberry mixture evenly over berries.
Chill for 3 to 4 hours.
When ready to serve, top pie with whipped cream.
Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 1750kcal; Protein 9g (18%); Total Fat 76g (117%)(Sat. 47g (233%)); Chol. 266mg (89%); Carb. 271g (90%); Fiber 12g (46%); Sugars 235g; Calcium 262mg (26%); Iron 3mg (14%)