I saw this recipe in the Sunday paper and just had to make it today. It was super easy and quick to make. Don't it look yummy! It's for desert tonight. Can't wait to eat it. The recipe is below, if you would like to try it.
Fresh Strawberry Pie
1-1/3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers(about 42)
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
8 cups hulled strawberries, divided
2 tablespoons water
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Whipped Cream (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine wafer crumbs, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and butter; press into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake 10 minutes, or until set and barely beginning to brown. Cool.
2. Slice 2 cups of strawberries and combine with 2 tablespoons water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat while mashing strawberries. Cook about 2 minutes or until very juicy. Push mashed berries through a sieve with a spoon. Discard solids that remain. Measure juice and add water to equal 1 cup.
3. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Gradually whisk in strawberry juice and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Boil 1 minute or until translucent. Remove from heat and stir in remaining vanilla.
4. Place 1/3 of remaining berries in pie shell; drizzle with 1/3 of glaze. Repeat twice. Chill 2 hours or until set. Serve cold with shipped cream, if desired. Serves 8