Strawberry cream pie for Niece and a plain cheesecake for another niece's boyfriend (it's his birthday).
For the strawberry cream pie, use the glazed apple pie recipe for the cream and then substitute the following for the apple filling:
2 lbs strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/2 cup sugar
2 T flour
First cut the strawberries up and combine with the sugar and flour, mix well. Now make your cream filling as directed and put it in the bottom of your prepared pie crust. Mix the strawberries up again very well, by now the flour and sugar have mixed with the strawberry juice to make a syrup and you want all of the strawberries to be well coated with it. Pour this in your crust over the cream, put your top crust on and bake as directed. Let it cool for an hour and a half, mix up the glaze, pour it on the top and then refrigerate for a couple of hours before cutting into pieces.
Niece has to go to work tonight and has threatened death and destruction on anyone who touches her pie before she gets home. I believe her, too.