Strawberry Glaze Pie
1 9" baked pie shell
6 cups fresh whole strawberries
1 cup sugar
3 TBSP cornstarch
3/4 cup water
optional - few drops red food coloring
Slice enough berries to make 1 cup. Finely chop or mash berries, set aside.
Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Stir in water til cornstarch is dissolved, add mashed berries, and bring to a boil over med hi heat, stirring constantly. Turn down heat to med lo (making sure that it keeps bubbling) Add food coloring if desired, and continue to cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Halve or quarter remaining berries (Halves are pretty on the top layer)
Spread about 1/3 cup glaze in bottom of pie shell. Arrange half of berries in shell and spoon on half of remaining glaze. Arrange other half of berries on top and spoon on remaining glaze.
Chill til set 1- 2 hours. Best if eaten same day. Serve with whipped cream if desired