Strawberry Cream Pie
1 (9-inch) pie shell
1/2 cup almond slivers
2 1/2 cups fresh fruit
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten lightly
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions for Cream Filling: Mix first 4 ingredients. Gradually stir in milk.
Stir constantly and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook and stir until thick.
Stir some of hot mixture in with the egg, then add back to hot mixture. Bring
just to boiling, stirring constantly. Cool, then chill.
Beat well and fold in whipped cream and vanilla extract.
Directions for Pie: Use any fruit that is in season. Toast the almonds and
sprinkle over the pie crust. Fill crust with Cream Filling. Add 2 cups of the
fruit on top of the Cream Filling.
Directions for Glaze: Crush remaining 1/2 cup of fruit. Add water. Cook 2
Mix sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in fruit juice. Cook and stir till
thick and clear.
Optional: Add a few drops of food coloring at this point.
Cool slightly and pour over fruit on pie.
Keep cool until serving time.