STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

Ingredients:

For the cream cheese layer

1 cup cream cheese

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp. orange peel

2 tsp. orange juice

3 tbsp. whipped cream

2 cups strawberries

For the Glaze:

2 cups strawberries

3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp. cornflour

2 tbsp. water

1 crumb crust

Method:

1.  Press crumb crust into an 8" pie dish.  Alternatively, use an 8" baked pie shell.

To make the cream cheese layer:

Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, orange peel, and orange juice till light and fluffy.

Fold on the whipped cream.

Pour this layer onto the prepared crumb crust.

Wash and halve strawberries and arrange over the cream cheese layer.

To make the glaze:

1.  Cook the strawberries till soft.  Add sugar and cook till sugar dissolves.

Add the cornflour dissolved in water.

Cook till the strawberry mixture is thick and translucent, stirring constantly.  Strain through a coarse sieve and cool.

Pour the glaze over the strawberries.  Chill for two hours.

Recipe by Rehana khambaty

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