Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe
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Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

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Each year we wait for "strawberry time" here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We believe our strawberries are the best in the country! After picking them at a nearby farm, I can't wait to get home to make this pie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries, mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 378 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. For bottom layer, place sliced strawberries in the pie shell. For middle layer, combine the mashed strawberries, sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool for 15 minutes; pour over bottom layer. Arrange strawberry halves on top of pie. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  2. Just before serving, whip cream with sugar and almond extract if desired until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream over pie or garnish individual servings. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Strawberry Pie in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p79

Sweet White Wine

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

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Lily380 User ID: 6234992 228282
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"absolutely delicious"

KristiJo User ID: 887218 226954
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"We have declared this the best strawberry pie ever. It tasted so fresh - none of the gelatin in it made it taste REAL rather than fake and gelled up. We loved this and will make it again for sure."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 223541
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"Easy to make and tastes delicious. But my middle layer never set, so it ended up being a runny mess. Followed the directions exactly, so don't know what went wrong."

Gloriajean66 User ID: 7500050 39760
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"This is the easiest and best tasting strawberry preview ever made! My husband loved it"

Emmalammadingdong User ID: 7786109 73888
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"I made this for my husband with fresh picked strawberries. He absolutely loved it! This recipe doesn't have that bitter strawberry Jello in it so the showcase flavor is REAL strawberry! I'm such a fan of this recipe and I will make it again!"

DeepSorrow User ID: 6301843 44292
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"Very tasty, liked that it didn't need gelatin."

tinaelsey User ID: 2368247 73885
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"This pie is so easy and absolutely delicious! Tastes like strawberry shortcake in a pie. Don't forget the homemade whipped cream and to make it extra special, drizzle it with a little melted dark chocolate!"

JaelWolf User ID: 3305262 43312
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2012

"I love this pie! Every time I make it, people love it."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 44496
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"This is a good pie recipe. I served this for company, and everyone thought it was great. We don't like sugary desserts, so for the middle layer, I cut the sugar down to just above 1/2 cup, and increased the strawberries. Also, we don't eat gelatin, so it was great to find a recipe that does not call for it. I'll definitely make this again."

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