Strawberry Pie

Serves 8. Nutrition per serving: Calories - 376, Protein - 5g, Carbohydrates - 64g, Fat - 12g, Cholesterol - 65mg
2/3 C sugar
5 T cornstarch
¼ t salt
2 C milk
2 egg yolks
2 T butter
1 t vanilla
Berry Filling
6-8 C strawberries (halved)
2/3 C sugar
3 T cornstarch
1 C water
1 T lemon juice
¼ t red food color
Pastry Shell
1 pastry shell (purchased)
For custard, combine sugar, starch, salt and milk in saucepan. Bring to boil over moderate heat. Cook, stirring 1 minute. Whisk ¼ C hot milk into yolks, blending well. Return to pan and stir until thick. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Pour into pastry shell. For filling, combine sugar, starch and 2 T water in a bowl. Boil remaining water in a saucepan and add sugar mix. Stir until thick. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and coloring. Add berries, pour into pie shell and chill overnight.

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