Arrange half of
strawberries in baked pastry shell. Mash remaining berries and combine
with sugar in a medium saucepan. Place saucepan over medium heat and
bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
In a small bowl, whisk
together cornstarch and water. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into
boiling strawberry mixture. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until
thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over
berries in pastry shell. Chill for several hours before serving. In a
small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Serve each slice of pie
with a dollop of whipped cream.