1 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon red food colouring
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup margarine
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled
1. In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, salt, cornstarch and food colouring. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, margarine, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Mix well and press into a 9 inch pie pan. Prick all over and bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
3. When crust is cool, place berries in the shell, and pour the thickened mixture over the top. Chill in refrigerator.