Last night we had some old friends over for dinner, and I wanted to make something really nice, and summery for dessert. I decided on Strawberry pie, and we all really enjoyed it.
It is a recipe with several steps, but is really quite easy. The pie crust is a no-roll, which is baked and covered in a cream cheese filling, then fresh strawberries, with a glaze on top, and the finished pie is served with sweetened whip cream. Yum!
Mrs. Megarry’s Strawberry Pie
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 cup corn oil
- 3 tbsp cold milk
Mix flour together with sugar. Mix oil and milk in a separate bowl, then add to flour and sugar mixture. Combine and pat with your fingers into a pie plate. Bake at 400 for 10 min.
Cream Cheese Filling:
- 1 pkg. cream cheese
- 1 tsp almond flavouring
- 1/2 cup sugar
Combine all three ingredients in a mixer and whip until smooth. Spread the mixture over cooled pie crust.
Strawberries and Glaze:
- 4 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Add 3 cups of strawberries to the pie on top of the cream cheese layer. Reserve 1 cup of strawberries for the glaze. Combine 1 cup strawberries, and water in a sauce pan and simmer for 3-4 min. Combine the cornstarch and sugar and add to the fruit and water. Simmer until the mixture is thick and clear, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice. Cool slightly before pouring over the fruit in the pie shell. Chill, and serve with sweetened whip cream.
It’s always a good sign when the guests ask for the recipe 😉