Blue ribbon strawberry pie

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 each PET RITZ Deep Dish Pie Crust
1 quart Fresh strawberries,washed an
1 cup Sugar
¼ cup Cornstarch
1 cup Water
1 x Few drops red food coloring
1 each Whipped Topping,any size

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Bake pie shell according to directions for empty baked crust.Cool.Chop one cup of strawberries.Combine sugar and cornstarch in a 2 qt. saucepan.Stir in water gradually until smooth.add chopped strawberries.Cook,stirring constantly,until mixture thickens and boils.Remove from heat.Stir in food coloring.Cool in refrigerator ½ hour.Pour ¾ of the syrup into prepared pie crust. Stand up remaining strawberries in pie crust,reserving ¼ cup (about 3 large strawberries) for garnish.Pour remaining syrup over strawberries Chill until firm,about 3 hours.To serve,top each slice with Whipped Topping and a slice of reserved strawberry.

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