Pin~a colada meets berries in a recipe from reader Linda Pint of New Prague, Minnesota.
In a food processor or blender, place 1 cup of the strawberries. Cover and process or blend till finely chopped.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in chopped strawberries and the water. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly; remove from heat and cool.
Prepare pudding mix as directed on package using 1 1/2 cups milk. Stir pineapple into warm pudding and pour into pastry shell. Halve remaining strawberries and arrange over the filling in 2 to 3 rows around the outer edge of the pie. Top pie with strawberry mixture. Loosely cover and chill 3 hours or till firm. Top each serving with whipped cream and toasted coconut. Makes 8 servings.