Make sure that you use fresh, ripe and sweet berries for this no sugar added dessert recipe. It will really enhance the flavor. You will never know that this fresh strawberry pie has no refined sugars.
First zest the orange, slice in half and juice. You'll only need 2 tbsp of the juice for the recipe.
Wash and hull all the berries and pat dry.
Slice berries into fourths (around 1/2' pieces).
Place 1/4 of the strawberries in a saucepan and set the rest aside.
Using a potato masher, thoroughly mash the strawberries in the saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture has cooked down and thickened. It will become gel-like, resembling the texture of jam. This process only takes about 3-5 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
Next, mix the mashed strawberries, orange juice, water, cornstarch, sweetener and salt.
Combine cooked berry mixture with remaining berries until thoroughly mixed.
Pour strawberries into cooked pie shell and serve warm or refrigerate for a couple of hours to set.
Make the whipped cream by combining the heavy cream, tbsp of Whole Earth sweetener and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer.
Beat just until stiff peaks form.
Garnish pie with fresh mint and homemade whipped cream, if desired.