Fresh Strawberry Pie

When strawberries are on sale you make pie! This fresh strawberry pie recipe is really simple.

This is the perfect summer dessert for family gatherings, barbecues, or just a sweet treat.

If you are planning on making the pie crust yourself, purchase a backup.  I wish I had. Instead, I had to make another trip to the store. I’m not an avid pie baker.

As a kid, we had a restaurant in town named Shoney’s some may know it as Big Boys. They had the best pie! They also had a Hot Fudge Cake to-die-for. I plan on trying to make that one day.

This pie is just like the Shoney’s pie I adored as a child!

I did attempt a homemade crust but I failed yet again.  I WILL conquer homemade crust!!  I just have to keep trying.  You could certainly use a premade graham cracker crust pie shell to make this a true no-bake pie.

Also, the next time I make this pie I am going to cut the strawberries smaller for easier eating.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Pie crust – You can make your own or make it super simple with a store-bought pie shell.
  • Fresh strawberries – Fresh is the only way to go with this pie. Frozen will be too soft and have too much moisture.
  • Sugar, cornstarch, water, and strawberry jello – These simple ingredients create the sweet strawberry glaze.

Tips

  • Strawberries – Cut larger strawberries in half or thirds. This will make slicing and eating the pie much easier.
  • Soggy crust – Be sure it’s fully cooked. You could also brush the shell with eggwash before blind baking. This helps create a seal.
Fresh Strawberry Pie on a table with burlap.

How to Make Strawberry Pie with Jello

Clean & trim strawberries. You might want to at least cut the strawberries in half. I think it will make slicing and eating the pie much easier.

Arrange the strawberries in the prepared pie crust.

Prepare the pie crust as directed. Set aside.

In a saucepan over medium heat combine water, sugar, and cornstarch. Boil until clear and completely dissolved.

Remove from heat and add the strawberry jello powder. The jello helps enhance the strawberry flavor!

Pour the strawberry mixture evenly over all the strawberries.

Refrigerate the pie until set.

Serve the fresh strawberry pie with fresh cold whipped cream or cool whip!

This is sure to be one of your favorite desserts.

FAQ

Storage

Wrap the pie tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can you freeze strawberry pie?

We don’t recommend freezing this pie. Freezing Jello will ruin its texture. Gelatin does not thaw well. Freezing and thawing gelatin will cause the filling to weep.

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More Summer Dessert Recipes

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie - Beautiful fresh strawberries, jello, and a refrigerated pie crust make an easy delicious pie!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Beautiful fresh strawberries, jello, and a refrigerated pie crust make an easy delicious pie!
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh, pie, strawberry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Leigh Harris

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs Fresh strawberries
  • 1 Deep dish pie crust store bought or homemade
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 box strawberry jello powder

Instructions

  • Prepare the pie crust as directed. Set aside.
  • Clean & trim strawberries.
  • Arrange the strawberries in the pie crust.
  • In a saucepan combine water, sugar, and cornstarch. Boil until clear.
  • Remove from heat and add the strawberry jello powder.
  • Pour the mixture evenly over all the strawberries.
  • Refrigerate the pie until set.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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57 Comments

  1. The pie looks absolutely wonderful but I really wanted to commiserate with you on making homemade pie crust! Mine are always tasty but structurally a complete disaster! The woes of baking. We’ll both get it down one day I’m sure!5 stars

  2. That looks incredible and yet no too difficult to make! I love fruit pies generally so will have a go at this ( without making my own pastry!) 🙂 #BrilliantBlogPosts5 stars

  3. We love fresh strawberry pie! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted 🙂 Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  4. Oh yum! I got really jealous for a minute, thinking you have super fresh strawberries *already*… then I saw this post was from last year, ok, good, you don’t have a secret strawberry supplier that we all don’t know about! This looks super good, pinning it! Can’t wait for Spring! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop & Link Party

  5. That looks so yummy! I really need to get some strawberries. It’s time for some fresh fruit dessert around here. It looks like an absolutely gorgeous pie. Nicely done! And homemade crust is hard for me too. 😉

  6. I love fresh strawberry pie, it is truly one of my favorites! Hope you have a very special Valentine Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  7. Yum! What a nice way to make one of my favourite fruits even better. I can’t wait until strawberry season here – not too much longer.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

  8. I love fresh strawberry pie. I’ve never used jello and cornstarch for the glaze, but I’m going to give it a try. It’s strawberry season here! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  9. Wow! This is one beautiful Strawberry tart!! I can’t get pie crust right either 😀 but like you I will never stop trying! Thank you for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays! Hope you join us again this week 🙂 Pinning this and sending some social love your way 🙂

  10. I love fresh strawberry pie! I use Danish Dessert and actually prefer the rasp. over the strawberry. Seems to be not quite as sweet. Your recipe sounds yummy. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  11. This is making me crave summer and local strawberries!! YUM. I think your crust looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week at FTAF. I hope you’ll be back next week. 🙂

  12. Pinned to my Pastry, Pies and Tarts board on Pinterest. What a beautiful Strawberry Pie! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.5 stars

  13. This pie looks amzing! can’t wait for my strawberries to come in…and spring! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

  14. Oh my gosh did this catch my eye, strawberries are my very favorite! Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie FriDIY – wanted to pop by and say thank you & let you know I’m featuring your yummy recipe on this weeks party! Come join in the fun – live tomorrow at 6pm pacific time!

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