Strawberry Custard Pies Recipe
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Strawberry Custard Pies Recipe

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These pies were a spring special at a restaurant where I used to work. Whoever was the cook that day had to bake them first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon, as soon as strawberries were ready. —Caroline Park, Pritchard, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4-1/2 cups cold water
  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 packages (3 ounces each) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 6 pastry shells (9 inches), baked
  • 3 pounds fresh strawberries, halved
  • Whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 304 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in gelatin and lemon juice until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Prepare pudding mixes according to package directions. Pour into pastry shells. Top with strawberries. Carefully spoon gelatin mixture over berries. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6 pies (8 servings each).
Originally published as Strawberry Custard Pies in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p49

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Jek0099--the category is dishes for a potluck, not dishes for "a crowd"."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

""Interesting to note that people are asking for this recipe to be cut down to 1 pie when it's posted under recipes to feed a crowd.

It seems quiet appropriate to me to list the recipe for 6 pies."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"I made this pie with scratch custard the rest of the recipe made it perfect thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"seriously good pie"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"I've made it twice, a hit both times. Had to do my arithmetic to scale down the recipe, but it was great."

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