Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie
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    20 mins

Turn those freshly picked strawberries into a luscious strawberry cream pie! This recipe includes a custard filling, and a store-bought pastry shell to save time. 

See Also
Southern Living's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, scalded
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 9-inch pastry shell, baked
  • 2 cups strawberries (1 pint), washed and hulled
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped and sweetened, or 2 cups (8 ounces) whipped topping

How to Make It

  1. In the top of a double boiler, mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt; gradually add milk and cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  2. Add a small amount of the hot mixture to the beaten eggs; whisk in quickly. Return egg mixture to hot sauce mixture in double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick.
  3. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla extract. Cover and chill.
  4. Pour chilled mixture into the baked pastry shell. Arrange halved strawberries over the filling. Chill.
  1. Spread with sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping just before serving. Garnish with more halved berries. Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator.

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Strawberry Coffee Cake With Crumb Topping