Strawberry Pie Filling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed strawberries
  • ¾ cup water, or more if needed
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine mashed strawberries and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil and simmer for about 3 minutes. Strain juice from cooked strawberries and add enough water to make 1 cup juice. Discard pulp.

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  • Step 2

    Combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and salt in a saucepan; stir strawberry juice into sugar mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until clear and thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir sliced strawberries into strawberry sauce.

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