1 baked pie shell (cooled)
5-6 cups fresh strawberries divided
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup water
3-4 drops red food coloring (optional)
Mash 1 cup strawberries
In a small saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and mashed berries. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, stir in food coloring if desired. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Slice the remaining strawberries in half and place in baked pie shell. Pour cooled strawberry glaze over strawberries. Chill for at least 3 hrs. Serve with fresh whipped cream.