Fresh strawberries are piled into a pre-baked crust and doused with a yummy hot syrup flavored with almond extract and thickened with whipped egg whites. Then the pie is chilled, and decorated with whipped cream, mint leaves and sliced strawberries.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 4 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3 egg whites
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
Wash and hull strawberries, slice into quarters.
Place sugar, water, and cream of tartar in saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, uncovered, until a small amount of mixture forms a soft ball when placed in cold water.
Beat egg whites and salt until very stiff. Stir in almond extract. Pour hot syrup slowly into beaten egg whites, beating constantly until thick and glossy. Spoon over strawberries in shell. Chill and serve.