My husband's favorite dessert is MawMaw's Strawberry Pie and MeMaw's Eclair Cake (but that's for another day!). When we were dating I was told all about these two desserts and promptly phoned MawMaw for her famous recipe. I'm sure mine isn't quite like hers, but it sure is a favorite around my house.
MawMaw's Strawberry Pie Recipe
3 Quarts of Strawberries
1 Cup of Sugar
3-4 tbsp. of cornstarch
1 tbsp. lemon juice
So first, you'll want to remove the tops of all the strawberries and slice half of them. Here are two of my favorite toys. The slicer was passed down to my by my sweet mom, and the strawberry coring toy was given to me by one of my students at the end of the year.
Prepare a pie crust. You can make your own or do store-bought. To make the edges of my pie cruse pretty I use the end of a spoon to make indentions.
If you want to, you can save 18 strawberries and place them in an egg carton to fill with a cream chesse mixture. You can either fill these with store bought fruit dip or make your own with 12 oz. of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of powedered sugar, and a bit of almond extract. I used a pastry bag to fill my berries. I did a homemade mixture, and it was EXTREMELY thick and hard to squeeze through my bag. I probably could have added a bit more extract to make it easier to fill.
In the picture at the beginning you'll see that I put blue berries at the top of the strawberries. I just thought it would be a cute 4th of July decoration.
I hope you enjoy!