Today I've got a quick and fab.u.lous pie for you. Strawberry Pizza! It's perfect for Easter and just the ticket to usher in Spring with plump, juicy strawberries. I'm almost certain we've had it every Easter since the beginning of time. It's always the most anticipated ...and the first to get devoured...
Pre-baked pie shell
8oz. pkg. cream cheese (not low fat), softened a bit
1 cup sugar, divided
4 cups strawberries, divided
2 T. cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Beat the cream cheese and add 1/3 cup sugar and then the egg until mixed well
Pour into baked and cooled pie shell. Bake at 250 for 10-12 minutes. Middle should be set. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile, place 2 cups of the strawberries with 2/3 cup sugar. Mash while heating over medium heat. Heat until bubbly.
Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup water
Add to the crushed strawberry mixture, stir and lightly boil a few minutes until liquid has cleared. Allow to cool.
Wash the other 2 cups of strawberries and halve
Place on top of the cooled cream cheese layer
Pour the cooled crushed strawberry mixture on top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
So refreshing! Enjoy!