- 1 9-inch deep-dish pie crust, baked*
- 6 cups fresh hulled and halved strawberries, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¾ cup cold water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Optional: few drops of red food coloring
- Optional, for serving: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
Mash 1 cup of the strawberries and set aside.
In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, cold water and salt. Stir in mashed berries. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. If using, stir in food coloring. Continue cooking and stirring until thick and clear (about 3 more minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Arrange the remaining 5 cups of berries in the baked pie shell. Spoon the glaze over the berries, coating each one.
Place pie in the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream just before serving.