This is a family favorite! This week we've been enjoying the blueberry version with the cheesecake layer (below)...
Combine the following ingredients in a saucepan and cook the mixture until clear and thick. (Boil, stirring constantly, to thicken.) Remove from burner and cool to room temperature.
1 cup fresh fruit (berries)
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
When the mixture is about room temperature, add another two cups of fresh fruit (or berries). Pour into a baked pie shell. Cool completely in the refrigerator before serving.
For another variation, add the following cheesecake layer:
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice
Beat together until creamy and then spread in the bottom of a baked pie crust before adding the fruit (or berry) mixture.