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Bang Bang Pie Shop’s Strawberry Pie

Updated: December 18, 2012 11:35AM


3 pints strawberries washed, hulled and halved, divided

1 pie crust, pre-baked

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lightly sweetened whipped cream

Place half of the sliced strawberries in the prepared crust.

Combine remaining strawberries with sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a pot over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. When mixture comes to a simmer, lower heat and mash some of the berries with a spoon. Simmer for 3 minutes, until thick and glossy.

Add vanilla to strawberry mixture and stir to combine. Pour hot filling over the fresh strawberries in the crust; stir gently if needed.

Chill pie until filling is set. Top with freshly whipped cream.

Megan Miller, Bang Bang Pie Shop

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