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My First Strawberry

My first strawberry from my deck planters.

Here is one of my favorite strawberry recipes:

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
Pastry for a single-crust pie (9 inches)
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
2 eggs
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup reduced-sugar strawberry preserves
Fat-free whipped topping, optional
Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate; transfer pastry to plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg substitute, honey and vanilla until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15-18 minutes longer or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature.
Arrange strawberries over filling. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in preserves. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon or brush over the strawberries. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting. Top with whipped topping.

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