Strawberries and Cream Pie

StrawberriesandCream

What you'll need.

For the Crust:
1 Blind Baked Pie Shell

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For the Filling:
2 cups Strawberries, quartered (for “Jell-O”)
2 cups Strawberries, quartered (for finished product)
1 Small Lemon, zest and juice (strain the juice of pulp)
¾ cup Sugar
1 pinch Salt
4 oz Water
5 tbs Cornstarch

2 cups Homemade Whipped Cream

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What you'll do.
1. Mash or food-process 2 cups of quartered strawberries into a juicy pulp. This will be for the “Jell-O” portion of the pie.
2. Combine mashed strawberries, lemon zest and juice, sugar, salt, and water in a medium sized sauce pot over medium heat. Stir until combined.
3. Using a whisk, stir strawberry filling until warmed through. Once warm, add cornstarch and continuously stir to combine.
4. Bring strawberry filling to a boil (continuously stirring). Once the filling boils, set a timer for 3 minutes and continue to stir. Remove the pot from the heat once the 3 minutes has been completed and the filling is a “red and clear,” not “pink and cloudy”.
5. Pour strawberry “Jell-O” into a heat-proof container and top directly with plastic wrap (to prevent a skin from forming).
6. Allow to cool on counter for no more than 2 hours, and then place in the refrigerator to cool and thicken up overnight (or for several more hours).
7. The following day, combine “Jell-O” and fresh, quartered strawberries. Use your hands to massage the two together and break down the “Jell-O” slightly.
8. Pour filling into a blind-baked crust, top with whipped cream, and serve.
9. This pie is best served 1- 2 days after it has been made. Keep refrigerated. 

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