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This easy and fresh strawberry pie features sweet, juicy strawberries, and a flaky, homemade crust all covered in juicy berry glaze. Top it off with a dollop of whipping cream for some extra indulgence, and you have the best summer dessert ever!

Bring on summertime and sunshine with this juicy strawberry pie! No-Bake Lemon Pie, Mini Cherry Pies and Blueberries and Cream Hand Pies are a few more great summertime desserts that you’ll have to try next.

Top-down view of a whole strawberry pie.

Easy and Fresh Strawberry Pie

It’s strawberry season, and today’s recipe is all about showcasing this amazing fruit. I wanted something sweet but also comforting, and pie is just that! Every bite is filled with juicy flavor and a light, flaky crust that melts in your mouth when combined all together.

This strawberry pie is irresistible, and it never lasts long! It’s great for holidays, the Fourth of July, or just any summer barbecue that needs a special dessert. This is one pie recipe you don’t want to miss!

Ingredients Needed

There’s a reason this is called the easiest strawberry pie. Not only is it simple to prepare, but it uses a lot of ingredients that you’ll already have in your pantry! Exact measurements can be found below in the recipe card.

  • 9-Inch Pie Crust: You can use either a premade or homemade pie crust here.
  • Cornstarch and Water: This mixture helps to thicken up the strawberry filling.
  • Sugar: Makes the filling nice and sweet!
  • Strawberry Jello Mix: Adds extra berry flavor and also helps the filling set up properly. This way, it can be cut into uniform slices without making a mess.
  • Fresh Strawberries: Since strawberries are in season right now, fresh is the way to go!
  • Fresh Whipping Cream: (Optional) The perfect creamy topping.

Can You Use a Homemade Crust?

Yes! I love using my Grandma’s Perfect Pie Crust for homemade pies. It doesn’t take long at all to make and adds a little more flavor and thickness to the pie.

How to Make a Homemade Strawberry Pie

It only takes 3 simple steps to whip up the perfect summer pie! It’s so flaky and buttery with juicy strawberry in every bite. You’re going to love it!

  1. Blind Bake the Crust: Bake the crust according to package directions. To help the crust stay in place while baking, Line the crust with aluminum foil and bake for 8 minutes, remove foil, and bake for an additional 5.
  2. Strawberry Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar and water and whisk until smooth. Bring it to a boil and whisk for 2 minutes until it starts to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in the strawberry jello until dissolved. Let the mixture cool for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add Strawberries and Sauce to Pan: Place the strawberries into the crust then pour the cooled mixture over the strawberries. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight until set. Serve with fresh whipping cream.
6-photo collage of each step to make a homemade strawberry pie.

Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Pie

Homemade pies can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never made one before. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will set you up for success!

  • Thicken the Filling: Cornstarch thickens more effectively than flour but needs higher temperatures to thicken. Toss it with sugar first to help it disperse better when it hits liquid. Keep in mind that cornstarch can lose thickening power if heated too long or overwhisked once thickened.
  • Blind Bake the Crust: You’ll need to pre-bake the crust to make sure it’s golden brown and flaky. This is a crucial step since the strawberry filling isn’t baked, it sets up in the fridge. You can find my full guide on how to blind bake a pie crust here.
A slice of pie being served with a cake spatula.

Storing Leftovers

Properly stored in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap, your strawberry pie will last for about 2 days at normal room temperature or 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Top-down view of a slice of pie, topped with whipped cream.

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The Easiest Fresh Strawberry Pie

5 from 10 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
This easy and fresh strawberry pie features sweet, juicy strawberries, and a flaky, homemade crust all covered in juicy berry glaze. Top it off with a dollop of whipping cream for some extra indulgence, and you have the best summer dessert ever!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Bake the crust according to package directions. To help the crust stay in place while baking, Line the crust with aluminum foil and bake for 8 minutes, remove foil, and bake for an additional 5.
  • In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar and water and whisk until smooth. Bring it to a boil and whisk for 2 minutes until it starts to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in the strawberry jello until dissolved. Let the mixture cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Place the strawberries into the crust and pour the cooled mixture over the strawberries. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight until set. Serve with fresh whipping cream.

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Notes

Originally posted June 9, 2019
Updated on July 1, 2023

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 830kcalCarbohydrates: 98gProtein: 11gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 683mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 5gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is easy to follow and is a favorite in my family. I always get requests to make it 🙂

    1. Yes you can! The texture of the strawberries might change a little after it’s thawed, but it will still taste great. 😊

  2. Made this AMAZING pie for my friends birthday and it was so easy. Made my own fresh whipped cream and just served it on the table so everyone could help themselves. It was perfect. Thank you for the win!!!