Strawberry Shortbread Pie
For the Crust :
1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 c. butter (room temperature..very important)
For the cream cheese whipped layer:
1 c. heavy whipping cream
8 oz of cream cheese.. (room temp.)
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
For the strawberry topping:
3 cups of sliced strawberries
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. cornstarch
3 drops red food coloring
To make your crust.. Preheat oven to 325.... mix your flour, sugar in a med. bowl...
cut in the butter until crumbly.. then quickly combine mix it with your hands until it forms a dough... its ok if its a bit dry.... press evenly onto bottom and sides of 9" pie pan... don't press to hard.. bake for 20 to 25 min. Cool Completely
To make the cream cheese layer: 1st whip your heavy cream until stiff. ... then set it in the refrigerator...In another bowl.. cream your cream cheese and 1 1/4 cup of powdered sugar until smooth.. 1 to 2 min...blend in vanilla.
Fold the whipped topping in put the mixture in the cooled pie crust and smooth.. refrigerate.
To make the strawberry topping... mix the sliced strawberries and 1/2 cup powdered sugar...
Let Stand 30 min.... drain the juice.. SAVE it.... you need 1/3 cup if not enough add some water.. In a small sauce pan put juice, cornstarch and red food coloring... stir constantly till thickens...remove from heat... cool completely.. then combine with strawberries..
You can spread on pie now or wait till serving.. leave a bit of an edge so you don't make the crust soggy....