Our Favorite Fresh Strawberry Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 7 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 1 quart whole strawberries
  • Red food coloring, if desired
Directions

For the crust: Spoon flour into measuring cup and level. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender until all flour is blended to form pea-sized chunks. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Toss lightly with fork until dough forms a ball. Press dough between hands to form a 5 to 6-inch pancake. Lightly flour rolling surface and rolling pin. Roll dough into circle. Trim 1-inch larger than upside-down pie plate. Loosen dough carefully. Fold dough into quarters. Unfold and press into pie plate. Fold edge under. Flute.

For the filling: Blend sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan; add lemon-lime soda. Cook stirring until smooth and thick. Add strawberries and cook for a few minutes. If desired, add red food coloring. Pour into cooled pie shell. Chill. Top with whipped cream if desired.

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