Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 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
- Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil or parchment paper. 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. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
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Nutrition Facts1 slice: 264 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Aug 10, 2019
Had friends over last night and made this. It was absolutely fabulous. I used a gram cracker pie crust. Will definitely make again. Yummy and easy !!!
Jul 18, 2019
I remembered eating a strawberry pie in the 70s and thinking it was the best pie I had ever tasted. I've tried many over the years that use gel and just cornstarch and sugar, but with the jello craze happening in the 70s, I should have known it would have jello in it. I made the pie exactly how the recipe listed, with the exception of mixing the strawberries with the mixture first. ( my error, wasnt paying attention) It was EXACTLY as I remembered it. I brought it to my friends and it was a big hit! I'm going to make this my go to pie because it's different and not the berry pie everyone expects.
Jul 9, 2019
Strawberry pie is my favorite! This pie is delicious. I used my own crust and topped with homemade whipped cream.
Jun 30, 2019
I’ve made this recipe twice now as my husband loves pie. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, the second time I added a tablespoon of lemon juice and used sugar-free jell-o. Delicious! Also, the second timeI used parchment paper to line the pastry while baking for 8 minutes as directed. The pastry puffed up so I cut a tiny slit to release the air bubble, and baked it for 5 more minutes, without the parchment paper as directed. The pastry puffed up again but this time was crisp enough that I couldn’t release the air without cracking the crust. Next time I will use pie weights to keep this from happening. Overall, this is a great recipe and I will be making it again. Maybe, next time with raspberries and raspberry Danish Junket.
Jun 20, 2019
I just tried this Strawberry Pie. Delicious!! Thank you!
Jun 17, 2019
Made this today for dessert after father's day dinner. Huge hit!! So much better than the pre made "gel" in a bag from the grocery store. Every one raved about how good it was. Will definitely put this in regular rotation for dessert!
Feb 25, 2019
very easy and tasty! The strawberry jello really brings out the sweetness of the strawberries! I used a graham cracker crust.
Jun 27, 2018
Loved this pie made for a graduation celebration and has become my go to strawberry pie. I made one change though - I used melted white chocolate to cover the baked crust before adding the strawberries and gelatin. The flavor was nice and I never worry about the crust getting mushy anymore. Fun to garnish with a whole strawberry dipped in white chocolate! Yummmm.
Jun 23, 2018
Yummy!!! With whipped cream on it, over the top Yummy!!!
Aug 6, 2017
Easy and delicious! And beautiful!