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May 26, 2010

Fresh Strawberry Almond Pie

Fresh Strawberry Almond Pie Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies
  • 1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 6 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In small bowl, stir together all crust ingredients. Press on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Mash enough strawberries to equal 1 cup. In 2-quart saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in mashed berries and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil (8 to 15 minutes). Boil 1 minute; remove from heat.
  4. Stir in salt and almond extract; cool 10 minutes. Fill baked crust with remaining fresh strawberries; pour cooked mixture over fresh berries. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and walnuts if desired.