1 baked 9-inch pie shell
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
3 ounces cream cheese
1 1/2 quarts whole strawberries, sliced
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons white Karo syrup
1 cup water
3 tablespoons dry strawberry gelatin
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Beat cream cheese with sugar. Spread carefully over bottom of baked pie shell. Arrange berries in shell.
Cook all remaining ingredients except the gelatin powder over medium heat until thick. Add gelatin powder. Cool before pouring over berries.