RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - March 14th is National Pi Day, in the mathematical sense, 3.14 is the distance around a perfect circle, or the circumference, divided by the distance across it, or the diameter. We celebrated with a delicious strawberry pie recipe by local baker Tracey Winslow, owner of Simply Southern Pies. Visit Tracey http://www.simplysouthernpies.com/
Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
By Tracey Winslow (Simply Southern Pies)
1 - 9 graham cracker pie shell
5 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
2/3 cups of sugar
1 cup water
4 tablespoons of Strawberry gelatin
4 tablespoons of cornstarch
1 - 8 ounce package of cream cheese a room temperature
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Add the cream cheese and powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, spread in bottom of pie shell. Refrigerate until ready to add strawberry mixture.
Mix together sugar, water, gelatin, and cornstarch in a medium sauce pan. Cook on medium high heat, boil for 1 minute or until thickened stirring often.
Fold in fresh strawberries toss until well coated. Pour into pie shell.
Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.