True fruit, not preserves, makes the difference in our luscious Strawberry Filling.
1 pkg (16 ounces) frozen sliced strawberries , packed in sugar and thawed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups of filling.
Drain strawberries; reserving liquid. Add enough water to liquid to equal 1 1/4 cups. In large saucepan, combine strawberry liquid, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice; mix well. Heat and stir until mixture boils and thickens. Cool completely. Stir strawberries into the cooled mixture. Refrigerate until ready to use. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For Raspberry Filling, substitute 1 package (16 oz.) frozen raspberries packed in syrup, thawed, for frozen strawberries.
For Pineapple Filling, substitute 1 can (16 oz.) crushed pineapple in syrup for frozen strawberries.