French Strawberry Pie 

Ingredients: – 1 pre-baked pie crust (store-bought or homemade) – 1 1/2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed and hulled – 1 cup water

– 1 cup granulated sugar – 3 tablespoons cornstarch – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional, for serving)

Instructions: 1. Start by arranging about half of the strawberries, whole or sliced, in the pre-baked pie crust. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the remaining strawberries (halved or quartered), water, sugar, and cornstarch. Stir well to combine.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook until the strawberries have softened and the mixture has thickened, about 5-7 minutes.

Once thickened, remove the strawberry mixture from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.

1. Pour the cooked strawberry mixture over the strawberries in the pie crust, spreading it evenly. 2. Refrigerate the pie for at least 2-3 hours, or until the filling is set.

1. Serve slices of the French Strawberry Pie with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired. 2. Enjoy your delightful French Strawberry Pie!