Best Fresh Strawberry Pie

2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 9 inch pie shell, baked and cooled
4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Whipped cream

2 cups whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar


Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the cooked pie crust.
Fill pie crust with 2 cups of the largest berries.
In a saucepan, crush the remaining 2 cups berries (I use a potato masher).
Add in sugar and cornstarch; stir to combine.
Cook and stir constantly over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture is thickened and clear.
Add in lemon juice; stir.
Remove pan from heat and cool slightly.
Pour berry mixture over the berries in the pie crust.
Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Before you are ready to serve, prepare whipped cream as follows: Add whipping cream to a mixing bowl; whip, using an electric mixer.
Gradually add in sugar and whip until peaks form.
Spoon whipped cream over pie wedges if desired.