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I am still unpacking from two years ago since moving to North Dakota and found my little recipe box that I treasured for years. I have all my recipes on a WORD document on my computer but "my little recipe box" that is SPECIAL because these are recipes that I have had for years and I was so excited when I opened it and forgot about so many recipes neighbors, relatives, and friends have given me throughout the years. When I pulled out this 3 x 5 card and my old Strawberry Pizza Pie recipe I forgot all about I knew I had to share this. It is so simple and absolutely delicious. One reason why is the glaze is made by crushed fresh strawberries; not that processed glaze one buys in the produce department.

Here are all the ingredients you will need:

2 qts strawberries

1 1/2 cups flour

2/3 cups butter

1/4 sugar

8 oz cream cheese

8 oz cool whip

1 cup powder sugar

1/2 cup sugar

4 1/2 teas. corn starch & water

1 Tablespoon butter

2 Teaspoons lemon juice

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Step 1: Crust

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1 1/2 cups flour

2/3 cup soft butter (not margarine)

1/4 cup sugar

Mix the above ingredients and press in an ungreased 10 inch or 12 inch pizza pan. Bake in a pre-heated 370 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until just slightly brown. Watch it as it can get brown very quickly.

Step 2: Glaze

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Crush enough strawberries to make 1 cup. (I put in a food processor or blender) Put the 1 cup of crushed strawberries in a quart size kettle and add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir over medium heat.

Dissolve 4 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water together. When the strawberry/sugar mixture comes to a boil slowly add the cornstarch mixture and when it thickens take off of heat and add 1 Tablespoon of butter and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Cool.

P.S. One helpful hint: If the glaze is not colorful enough add a drop or two of red food coloring

jmdushi12 months ago
ohhh this is tantalizing. I do hope they have strawberries this week.
lgiuliani (author)  jmdushi12 months ago

It is fantastic and addictive!

ChickBang12 months ago

this looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!

lgiuliani (author)  ChickBang11 months ago

It is and a great treat for the summer but really any time of the year.

lgiuliani (author)  ChickBang12 months ago

It is and its hard to eat just one slice!

gsaxon12 months ago
All good ingredients, with the exception of Cool Whip. Cool Whip is primarily made of water, hydrogenated oil and corn syrup. Use real whipped cream.
lgiuliani (author)  gsaxon11 months ago

I agree if you one wants to watch out with what goes in to ones body. I have used real cream too as it is the best (high fat content) and most flavorful and I add a little sugar on top of that too and beat until stiff-delicious. A good substitute.

HollyMann12 months ago

That looks SO delicious!!!

lgiuliani (author)  HollyMann11 months ago

Thanks Holly!

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lgiuliani (author)  deleted_account11 months ago

Thanks and your Bird Cage Paper Wall Art is beautiful and got my vote!

T-BONE312 months ago
I voted it is good
lgiuliani (author)  T-BONE312 months ago


This looks irresistible :).

lgiuliani (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya12 months ago

Thanks and it is and very simple to make.