Two Tier Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie shell
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup grenadine syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled

Instructions

1_ In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth and creamy. Stir in vanilla and almond extract. In a separate bowl, whip cream until peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread over bottom of baked pie shell. Chill.

2_ In a saucepan, mix together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Add grenadine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, or until thickened. Allow to cool, then chill.

3_ Just before serving, stir together strawberries and cooled cornstarch mixture until evenly coated. Spread over cream cheese layer.

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