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Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

For my mother's 70th birthday and Mother's Day, I made two of these strawberry pies instead of a cake. Since it was mid-May in Texas, the berries were absolutely perfect. It was a memorable occasion for the whole family. —Sue Jurack, Mequon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mint, optional


  • 1. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until slightly cooled.
  • 3. Meanwhile, arrange strawberries in the crust. Pour gelatin mixture over berries. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

TEST KITCHEN TIP Sue often uses whole fresh strawberries and arranges them pointed side up in the pastry shell for a different presentation. It also is a time-saver because she doesn't have to slice the berries.

Nutritional 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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Gena User ID: 9226257 271541
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2017

"Strawberries and jello, not enough interest. It is easy"

Donna User ID: 9232523 271436
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2017

"easy and delicious! And beautiful!"

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 268028
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2017

"easy & delicious."

Amy User ID: 9168953 266001
Reviewed May. 16, 2017

"Delicious recipe. I did the same thing as reviewer nanrev EXCEPT I left the strawberries whole. The slight tartness of the whole berries paired with the sweetness of the gelatin mixture was really good."

nanrev User ID: 8062222 265854
Reviewed May. 11, 2017

"Great, easy recipe. I added the sliced strawberries to the jello mixture, then filled the pie crust. All strawberries were covered with glaze as opposed to glaze sitting on top."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 263970
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

"Delicious, I made it this past week for my son's birthday. I made a whole wheat crust and he loved it!"

Buffycar User ID: 8891383 250247
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"This was delicious. I didn't have enough strawberries so I threw in raspberries and blackberries that I had too. I have only had this pie with that packet of glaze you buy but this was so easy and tasted great."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 248760
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"There was a restaurant in my home town that made the best strawberry pie I have ever eaten. This one was very close. I made it exactly as written."

mommayor User ID: 6425768 248666
Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"My friend gave me this recipe years ago. Every time I made it people love it. Always my go to recipe to take to pot lucks."

angel10467 User ID: 8850536 247811
Reviewed May. 3, 2016

"Use only 1/4 cup sugar! Trust me, the jello packet provides plenty of sweetness so the 3/4 cup is not necessary. It came out perfect this way."

MAJcooking User ID: 7810281 246813
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"I made this as directed. Next time, here's what I would do differently because the topping is only on the top! Make more topping, when cooled, stir in the strawberries to the topping. THEN pour the strawberry mixture into the baked crust. That way the strawberries have more moisture & adds to the taste."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 228469
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2015

"Very simple and tasty recipe. My daughter loved it. I made it with sugar free jello and topped with cool whip."

GStaelens User ID: 1765741 224483
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015


jgeiger1 User ID: 2233264 208250
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"Didn't love it... Will continue the search for the "perfect strawberry pie""

Mystifiedme User ID: 7906187 145225
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"To amybooth. Possibly the cornstarch wasn't completely cooked. That would give you the cloudiness.

Better luck next time. I off to make this pie again but with raspberries this ,time."

amybooth User ID: 113820 160139
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"I followed the recipe exactly & the gelatin mixture on top of the berries looks hazy. I am guessing red food coloring would have made this glaze look more appealing on top of the berries."

susang23 User ID: 7819287 144341
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"This is an excellent recipe. My family loves it and I make it all the time."

Sweethart721 User ID: 3236169 93403
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"Amazing!! Made two in a week!"

pwfran28 User ID: 3683948 93402
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

"Great! It was easy and everyone liked it"

GodsCook User ID: 7818702 161034
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"This was the perfect gift for a co-worker. He really enjoyed it."

pk2334 User ID: 7173893 92874
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"i made this and it was really easy , i have never made a strawberrie pie before.My hubby really enjoyed it and so did my motherin law."

tammyashman User ID: 5992857 166253
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Great recipe. easy and delicious"

Terri Ann User ID: 2722976 143942
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"I made this pie for my family on Valentine's Day. easy recipe and most yummy Strawberry pie we ever had. Thank you so much for this recipe!!! Terri Ann"

DB79 User ID: 7270708 92856
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"Great, easy recipe. I have always struggled with strawberry pies being too soupy, but it was not the case with this recipe. Each slice of pie held its shape great.

If you like a very sweet pie you may need to add more sugar than the recipe calls for, unless you are using fresh-picked strawberries. I thought it tasted great as the recipe was, though.
We garnished this with fresh homemade whipped cream and it was delicious."

tamarachronister User ID: 1908061 161032
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"The best, and oh, so easy! It's so nice to make a fruit pie from fresh fruit, and make the glaze, rather than purchase it. This is a keeper. My husband gives it 5 stars also! And it makes me look good! :)"

kshea User ID: 2698812 90713
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"This was so quick and easy. I put in 5 cups of strawberries because 4 cups was too few

for a pie. We loved it. It cut perfectly and did not fall apart! Excellent!"

janiceaba User ID: 5803891 144302
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"Delicious pie! it reminds my husband of the strawberry pie he used to have at Jerrys in Terre Haute Indiana. I followed the recipe exactly. Will definitely make it again!"

mmonika User ID: 3120771 161030
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"This pie was terrific! Very quick and easy to make. The finished product was the BEST strawberry pie I ever had! A KEEPER!!!!!!"

dwoodroof User ID: 1578501 98226
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"I love this pie ... I've made it several times ... I like the fact that you make your own glaze. It taste great ... my kids love it too"

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 113614
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"This was great. I am not a big dessert maker, and this was so easy and delicious."

mmalekf User ID: 3005148 145193
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"easy recipe. I used less sugar (1/2 cup) and still good. Could probably use even less."

sunshine8081 User ID: 471915 113612
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"Great recipe. I make whenever I have fresh strawberries. Very easy. Tastes great!"

wemay User ID: 826045 161028
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"This is my favorite pie. easy to make and excellent flavor. wemay"

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