1 quart fresh strawberries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
red food coloring
baked pie shell
whipped cream, garnish


Cut up 1 cup of berries.  Mix 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons cornstarch.  In a 2-quart saucepan, stir in 1 cup water gradually until smooth, add cut up berries, cook and stir over medium heat until thick and clear.  Stir in a few drops of red food coloring.   Stir in remaining berries, saving 1/4 cup for garnish.  

Pour in baked pie shell and chill until firm, about 3 hours.  

Top with whipped cream. 


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