FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

071114_food_strawberry-pie1 1⁄2 quarts fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 1⁄2 tablespoons milk
1 9-inch baked pie shell
1 pint whipping cream
Mash half the strawberries. Place in a 1 1⁄2 quart saucepan with cornstarch and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened and clear. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and milk until it spreads easily. Spread cream cheese mixture carefully on bottom of pie shell. Cover with whole strawberries, then pour in cooled strawberry mixture. Refrigerate to chill. In a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, whip the cream, top pie and refrigerate until serving.
8 delicious servings.

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