Fresh strawberries coated with a light glaze makes for a low calorie pie that's truly delicious.
[Shimmering Strawberry Pie]
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
1 recipe Oil Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe below)
6 cups strawberries, halved
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Few drops red food coloring (optional)
Light frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional)
Prepare Oil Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Prick bottom and sides of pastry generously with the tines of a fork. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until pastry is golden. Cool on a wire rack.
In a blender container or food processor bowl combine 1 cup of the strawberries and the water. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
In a medium saucepan stir together sugar and cornstarch; stir in berry mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. If desired, stir in enough red food coloring to tint a rich red color. Cool to room temperature.
Fold remaining strawberries into cooled mixture; transfer mixture to pastry shell. Cover; chill for 3 to 4 hours. If desired, serve with whipped topping. Makes 8 servings.
oil pastry for single-crust pie
In a medium bowl stir together 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine 1/4 cup fat-free milk and 3 tablespoons cooking oil. Add milk mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir lightly with a fork until dough forms. Form into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten dough. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Ease pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of plate. Fold under extra pastry; crimp edge as desired.
Per serving: Calories 182, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 79 mg, Carbohydrate 31 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 3 g. Daily Values: Vitamin C 103%, Calcium 3%, Iron 8%. Exchanges: Fruit 1, Starch 1, Fat 1. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet