Contest-Winning Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe
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Contest-Winning Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Whether I've served this pie at family meals or club luncheons, I have never met a person who didn't enjoy it. It is easy to prepare, tasty and very pretty. I'm a widow with six married children and 20 grandchildren. -Florence Robinson, Lenox, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry gelatin powder
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 355 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, pecans, sugar and salt; stir in the butter until blended. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Gradually stir in water and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Arrange berries in the crust. Carefully pour gelatin mixture over berries. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Strawberry Pie in Country Woman May/June 1998, p29

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"I like to make strawberry pie in the spring using fresh berries from our patch. This is one of my husband's favorites. Sometimes I use a baked prepared pie crust. Don't use berries that are very juicy or the pie may not set as well."

Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"Delicious. My husband ate the pie within 2 days. He said it was the best Pie I had ever cooked. My Strawberry Pie normally has too much Jello and taste like you're eating Jello with Strawberries. Maybe. the Karo Syrup made the pie more creamy . I don't know but I will be keeping the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Delicious.....added about 1 cup pureed, strained strawberries with one more tablespoon of flavored gelatin to the filling. It was a big hit!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"Love the filling - use it with my homemade graham cracker crust. Perfect!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"This pie is delicious! The crust is my favorite!! I even use this crust recipe for blueberry pie... everyone loves it!!"

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