This was the first time I had made this recipe and it was delicious! That said, I am a relatively novice baker, but the recipe is easy to follow. I did make a few adjustments (like a few other reviewers had mentioned): 1. I used a 1 qt pack of strawberries, but I only used about a 1/4 to 1/3 for the strawberry mixture. 2. I pureed the strawberries instead of mashing for the strawberry mixture (it gave the mixture a nice even consistency) 3. My strawberries were mildly sweet so I cut the sugar down to 3/4 C and the water to 1/2 C. 4. I did a "cold start" like one review had mentioned and placed the puree, sugar, cornstarch, and water all together in one pot and heated it on medium until it thickened. 5. Added about 4 drops of red food coloring to the mixture (color turned out a nice deep red). 6. I find that placing the strawberries whole in the pie shell make it difficult to cut/eat later so I halved a majority of the strawberries used for the filling and quartered other pieces to fill in the gaps. 7. I set aside a little less than 1/4 of the pretty/evenly sized strawberries to slice lengthwise and arrange on top. 8. Did an egg wash on the pie shell prior to baking to help stave off sogginess. 9. Also used a cream cheese/heavy whipping cream mixture to line pie shell before placing strawberries and strawberry mixture in the pie shell- about 1/2 an 8oz bar and ~1/2 C whipped heavy whipping cream w/ confectioners sugar. Complemented the tartness of the pie nicely. Recommend!
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This was the first time I had made this recipe and it was delicious! That said, I am a...