In a large bowl, add the strawberries and 1/4 cup of the sugar and mix together. Let macerate for at least 30 minutes.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the sugar on the bottom of the pie crust and pour the macerated strawberries on top. Pat down, so the berries come just to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup sugar on top of the strawberries. Cover with whipped cream and use a spatula to smooth.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of C.M. "Bunny" Gray, Jim's Steak and Spaghetti, Huntington, WV