Strawberry Glacé Pie

“I once belonged to a book club, and every month I was sent a new cookbook. One of them was the Farm Journal Complete Pie Book, and I found this recipe there. Since then, it has been one of our favorites because the strawberries are fresh and not cooked, so you get a true strawberry flavor.” – Calla Ferre

“When I was building up my basic cookbook library, the Farm Journal Complete Pie Book was a must have. Luckily, I was able to find a copy on eBay. I loved this pie, so I made it often. I served some to my best friend Alvin in college and it instantly became his favorite pie (until much later when he had the Loon Lake Blueberry Pie.) I would make it often for him as a bribe … or a thank you. When I make it though, I usually quarter the strawberries into more manageable slices. That way you get a better sauce to strawberry mixture.” – April Ferre

Strawberry Glacé Pie

Course: Pies

Ingredients

  • 1 Baked 9-Inch Pie Shell
  • 1 1/2 Quarts Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter Or Margarine
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream Whipped
  • 2 Tablespoons Confectioner’s Sugar Sifted

Instructions

  • Hull, wash in cold water, and thoroughly drain berries. Crush enough (with potato masher) to make 1 cup.
  • Combine sugar and cornstarch. Add crushed berries and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking and stirring over low heat for 2 minutes. The mixture will be thickened and translucent. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool.
  • Place whole berries in pie shell, reserving a few choice ones for garnishing. Pour cooked mixture over berries and chill at least 2 hours. Serve topped with whipped cream sweetened with confectioner's sugar. Garnish with remaining strawberries.
  • Variation: Strawberry Cheese Glace Pie: Combine 1 3-ounce package cream cheese (room temperature) with 1 tablespoon milk and spread over bottom of pie shell before adding berries.

Recipe – Calla Ferre – From Farm Journal’s Complete Pie Book, 1965

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