1 Pastry shell, cook and cool & set aside
1 1/2 quarts (6 cups) strawberries, hulled
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Bake Pastry shell as directed.
In a small bowl, mash enough strawberries to measure 1 cup.
In a 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch.
Gradually stir in 1/2 cup water and mashed strawberries.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Boil and stir 1 minute; cool.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and lemon peel until smooth.
Spread evenly in pie crust.
Top with remaining strawberries.
Poor cooked strawberry mixture over top.
Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
Store in refrigerator.
I found that this Betty Crocker recipe was light and refreshing. It would be perfect on a hot summer day with a glass of lemonade. The lemon peel gives it a nice taste but it is not overpowering. This should be made and served the same day as it tends to get a bit runny the next day. Did I like this? You betcha. I made 3 this week for my neighbors and they all gave it thumbs up!