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).
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Only need one pie? Just use 1/6 of each ingredient
  • 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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    tsuop User ID: 6274346 250485
    Reviewed Jul. 15, 2016

    "The title is.................."25 potluck Desserts to Feed A Crowd" I reduced it to 1 pie to see if it was good enough to take to Church "To Feed Crowd" It is !! Yummy!!"

    SheriAM User ID: 8437021 228945
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

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

    jek0099 User ID: 4691582 110038
    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."

    PIEGRL User ID: 7141412 86049
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

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

    KathyMcDonald User ID: 4774763 63763
    Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

    "seriously good pie"

    KathyMcDonald User ID: 4774763 155351
    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."

    jadamski User ID: 4741042 207907
    Reviewed May. 24, 2011

    "I made one pie using the measurements listed in one of the reviews. I didn't care for the pudding in this recipe. I was hoping for more of a custard taste...maybe I would like it better w/ a creamcheese-type base."

    keljo1976 User ID: 4500208 90441
    Reviewed May. 23, 2011

    "For Mothers Day, I made the full recipe for 6 pies. Wish I had made more. After giving to my 2 moms, I gave to 2 helpful neighbors and left 2 at home. Well each pie for home lasted a day each. Wish I had made more! :) Everyone loved these and my neighbor came over the other day and asked for the recipe. She ran to the store, came back to my house and we made 6 more!"

    vewebber58 User ID: 998755 139413
    Reviewed May. 16, 2011

    "Though not the best strawberry pie I've ever eaten, this was tasty."

    shadowmt User ID: 5935275 156180
    Reviewed May. 6, 2011

    "Also it is great for bake sales!!!"

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