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Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

For my mother's birthday, I made this strawberry pie recipe instead of a cake. Since it was mid-May in Oklahoma, the berries were absolutely perfect. It was a memorable occasion for the whole family. —Josh Carter, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • Unroll crust into 9-in. pie plate. Trim edge. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil or parchment. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Refrigerate until slightly cooled, 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, arrange strawberries in the crust. Pour gelatin mixture over berries. Refrigerate until set. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Fresh Strawberry Pie Tips

What's the best way to slice strawberries?

To slice strawberries, carefully remove the leaves with a ¼ teaspoon measuring spoon or a strawberry huller. Place the berry hull side down on a cutting board and cut into slices. Have leftover strawberries to spare? Use them up in these other strawberry dessert recipes.

How do you keep strawberry pie crust from getting soggy?

An egg white glaze can stop a soggy crust from forming. Prebake the pie crust as directed and let cool. Brush the crust with a lightly beaten egg white; bake 4 more minutes to set the glaze. Continue with the recipe as directed. Check out more tips for preventing soggy pie crusts.

How do you thicken strawberry pie filling?

The cornstarch in this recipe acts as a thickening agent for the filling. It easily dissolves, doesn’t have an overly starchy flavor or texture and creates the perfect consistency, allowing the pie to hold its shape when slicing.

How do you wash fresh-picked strawberries?

Fresh strawberries should be stored in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Do not wash them until you are ready to use them. Then gently toss in a colander under cool, running water. Let the water drain and place on a paper towel-lined sheet pan. Let air dry or pat gently dry with a paper towel. Learn more about how to store strawberries.

What are some variations I could make to this recipe?

Try creating a braided crust by cutting a second refrigerated pie crust into 3/8-inch strips. Braid the strips, pressing pieces to seal around the perimeter of the pie crust. Adhere to crust with lightly beaten egg. Need a timesaving variation? Try using whole fresh strawberries and arrange them pointed side up in the pie crust. Love Baking? Join Bakeable, Taste of Home's community dedicated to the joy of baking. Subscribe to the Bakeable newsletter and join the Facebook group where you’ll find recipes, tips and monthly challenges.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 264 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Denise
    Jul 5, 2020

    So good and makes a beautiful presentation. I'm a cautious baker and after reading other reviews I was worried about the gel setting up. Especially when I added the jello and it became runny again. My worries were put to rest when I took the pie out to serve, oh so beautiful.

  • Irmie
    Jul 5, 2020

    Absolutely ?? awesome.. everyone loved... should of made 2 ... 4th of July and made exactly as directed added a spritz of reddi whip and a couple of fresh blueberries on top.. just for red white and blue... huge hit .. thank you big keeper

  • Linda
    Jun 20, 2020

    This is the OLD Stoney’s strawberry pie recipe. Many years ago they changed the pie and it’s nowhere near as good as this. It’s the best strawberry pie ever! I make it about 20-30 times a year!

  • vanderski
    Jun 19, 2020

    This is my family's favorite strawberry pie recipe. We absolutely love it.

  • anthony
    Jun 16, 2020

    This is a response to the May 3 misinformed one-star review below. The recipe is called "Fresh Strawberry Pie." If you use fresh strawberries you have, by definition, made a fresh strawberry pie. To opine otherwise is nonsensical.

  • amehart
    Jun 2, 2020

    So simple and easy! Used our homegrown strawberries and it was such a fresh tasting pie! We loved it!

  • amsm
    May 30, 2020

    My favorite pie! I love strawberry pie, especially with a dollop of homemade sweetened whipped cream. The only change I made was that I made my own butter pie crust. Perfection.

  • lindagailmoore
    May 22, 2020

    My favorite strawberry recipe! I use a graham cracker crust. I like that because I do not use the oven in the summertime.

  • Deborah
    May 9, 2020

    I had no strawberry flavored jello, so I used plain Knox gel. It turned out very well. I used home made butter crust. It tasted like strawberry shortcake with crunch! Next time I will more beautifully arrange the berries.

  • Sandi
    May 7, 2020

    I have been making pies for many years, I have finally found one that is spot on with the directions, and results. I had never heard of, or saw the using of foil on the crust, what a slick idea. great job , I did change the size of the pie pan to a 10 inch, just added more berries, I also wash my strawberries before using them, so I put them on a paper towel to get the extra water/juice off, so as not to thin out the gelatin mixture