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Contest-Winning Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Contest-Winning Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268769
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2017

"This pie turned out perfect!! What a fresh strawberry flavor!! I will fix it again!!"

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 267386
Reviewed May. 27, 2017

"The crust by itself: BLEH. But together with the rest of the pie was good! I only had "Strawberry Dacquiri" flavored Jell-O, and I think that gave it a slightly off flavor. I look forward to trying it with regular strawberry next time. Also note, this doesn't save well. After a day or two in the fridge, there was some sort of liquid that formed at the bottom of the pie, making the crust a bit soggy. This was a decent, easy recipe, but I'd probably try the various other ones out there before trying this one again."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 227923
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."

carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 226286
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."

JoanShannon User ID: 7284348 46886
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!"

krgambles User ID: 1694289 23881
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

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

recipegirl25 User ID: 5555405 23880
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!!"

glorybill User ID: 6537510 82021
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I found the crust to be tough. But I did like the filling. it was easy enough"

kengrants User ID: 4608201 52707
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"Soooo good! The crust is fantastic and the filling is perfect!"

AmyByrnes User ID: 6059875 28852
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"One of the best pies ever!"

5xamom User ID: 787516 46885
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"Everything about this recipe was perfect!! Yum- thanks so much!! I will use this recipe many times over!!"

camnyl User ID: 5635234 51620
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Love this recipe! quick,easy & delicious!"

plummerbuilt User ID: 3465842 202720
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"This is my most favorite tasting fresh strawberry pie. i have made it 3 times for my family. its easy and fun to make."

mpatterson User ID: 1506301 202719
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"I've also used this crust and merely changed the jello powder to make fresh peach or raspberry pie and it is delicious. Melissa Patterson"

dianesherman User ID: 1935015 28849
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"This pie was hit with my family.

I used the crust recipe for a fresh blueberry pie that was a hit also. It will be one I use repeatedly."

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