1 baked pastry crust (home-made or store bought)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
A few drops red food coloring
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 (8 ounce) tub Cool Whip or other whipped topping of choice
Bake the crust according to directions and allow to cool. In a medium saucepan, whisk sugar, salt, and cornstarch together. Stir in water and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add a few drops red food coloring. Mix well and allow to cool. When filling is cool add sliced strawberries. Pour filling into cooled crust. Top with whipped topping of choice.
Crust can be home-made or store bought.
When done, add a few drops red food coloring.
The old recipe in my three-ring binder says to top with Cool Whip, and that's how my mother always made this pie.
I really should have made two pies, this one is not going to last long.