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Why, helloooo ladies.

Where are you going on this fine day?

OH.  I see.

I’ll be seeing you tomorrow with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. 

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Crust

  • 1 box Nilla Wafers
  • 1 stick melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a food processor, pulse Nilla Wafers to a coarse crumb texture.
  3. Mix wafer crumbs with melted butter in a medium-sized bowl. 
  4. Press crumbs into a deep-dish 9″ pie dish.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until set and toasty.  Cool completely before filling.

Glaze

  • 3 cups of fresh strawberry puree
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  1. In a blender or food processor, blend pureed strawberries, cornstarch, lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour puree into saucepan, and simmer on medium heat, stirring constantly.  Bring to a full simmer (it will bubble like lava), remembering to continue to stir.
  3. Once thickened, pour into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.

Filling and Assembly

  • 1 Nilla Wafer Crust
  • 1 batch Strawberry Glaze
  • 8 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  1. Add fresh strawberries to the cooked glaze and gently toss to coat completely.
  2. Fill pie crust with glazed strawberries.
  3. Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours.

(Yeah, this one was a quickie.  It’s a busy evening, but I just had to share!)

Edited to add:  after leaving it to set overnight, it didn’t set as well as I’d like.  I need to work on the glaze–I think reducing the puree by a 1/2 cup will do it.  I’ll be making it again for Easter, so I’ll report on my findings.

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