Earlier this week, one of our neighbors received a kilo of strawberries from a female admirer. Fearing that the strawberries might be "hechizadas" or cursed with black magic, our neighbor gave us the kilo of strawberries. All week long, I was busy making chocolate cupcakes for my children's class parties and had no idea what to make with the strawberries. I was leaning towards strawberry shortcake, but hubby and the kiddies decided on strawberry pie. (If the strawberries were hexed, we didn't notice!)
Pay de Fresa
(Fresh Strawberry Pie)
- 2 pounds strawberries, hulled
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Baked Pie Crust, Graham Cracker Crust or Galletas Marias Cookie Crust
Puree 1 cup of the strawberries with the 1/4 cup of water, until smooth; set aside. Slice remaining strawberries and place in baked pie crust.
In small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; mix well. Stir strawberry puree into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 15 to 20 minutes. Boil 1 minute: remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over sliced strawberries. Refrigerate pie for atleast 3 hours. To serve, top with whipped cream. Enjoy!!!