4cupsstrawberries1 pounds 450g cleaned and hulled, if large halved
1/4cupwater or cranberry/orange/raspberry juice
1mediumegg whitelightly beaten
Pre-heat oven at 425F
In a large bowl mix 3 cups of the strawberries with lemon and sugar. Reserve one cup of strawberries. Macerate for at least half hour up to overnight in the fridge.
Roll the bottom crust to a 1/8 of an inch thick 13 inches circle then transfer to a 9 inches pie pan. Fold under the excess and crimp the border. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
Remove from fridge, line with parchment and fill with dried beans, rice or weights.
Bake for 20 mines. Lift the parchment and the beans. Prick the bottom with a fork and bake 5 to 10 minutes more. Cool the crust on a rack. you can then if you like brush the crust with egg white for added protection.
Drain the macerated strawberries over a bowl. Set the strawberries aside and put the drained juices in a small sauce pan.
Add the corn starch, the water or juice if using, mix until smooth.
Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Cool.
Gently fold in the macerated strawberries and add the reserved 1 cup of fresh strawberries.
Spoon the mixture in the baked shell and allow to set in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving.
Can be served with mascarpone cream, whipped cream or creme patisserie.
Store up to 3 days room temperature.