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Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

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This homemade strawberry pie recipe is sure to be a hit at your next get-together or family gathering. It’s made with fresh juicy strawberries and a delicious, graham cracker crust that everyone will love. The finished product is similar to the strawberry pie you might find at Shoney’s, so it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Slice of strawberry pie topped with whipped cream.

Nothing says strawberry season like a classic strawberry pie. Fresh strawberries, a crumbly crust, and a sweet glaze all come together in this recipe to create the perfect balance of flavor. The combination of tart and sweet is always a hit among family and friends.

Bowl of fresh strawberries.

💖 Why You’ll Like This Recipe

  • You don’t need any fancy ingredients or equipment. Plus, it’s made with simple ingredients that are affordable, so it won’t break the bank.
  • It doesn’t require any special cooking skills.
  • You can use a store-bought crust or a homemade crust – the choice is yours.

 Let’s look at how to make this delicious dessert.

📝 Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 ounces strawberry gelatin
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
Graham cracker pie crust, corn starch, strawberries, Jell-O, sugar, and water.

👩🏻‍🍳 Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and corn starch then whisk in water until smooth.

Sugar in a pot of water.

Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Whisking sugar and cornstarch in a pot of water.

Remove from heat and stir in strawberry gelatin until dissolved. Let cool slightly.

Place sliced strawberries in the bottom of the pie shell. Pour the strawberry mixture over berries. Be sure to make sure all of the strawberries are covered.

Spooning strawberry pie filling in a graham cracker pie crust.

Place the pie in the refrigerator and chill until set – about 4 hours. Serve with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Slice of strawberry pie with whipped cream.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.

📌 Recipe Notes

Be sure to use fresh berries. Frozen strawberries won’t taste as good and may make the pie too watery.

This recipe makes one 9-inch pie. You can double the recipe to make more pies.

To make this more like Shoney’s strawberry pie, use whole strawberries that have been cored and a frozen pie crust or a refrigerated pie crust. Just be sure to blind bake the crust before using it.

Blind baking is baking a pie crust without any filling in it. To blind bake, preheat your oven to 425 F. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and line it with parchment paper. Fill the crust with beans or pie weights (or anything that will weigh down the crust). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Take the pie crust out of the oven and let it cool. Remove the pie weights or beans and parchment paper before using the crust.

If you want to make a homemade pie crust, I recommend the Easy Flaky Pie Crust recipe at Just a little bit of Bacon.

Another pie crust that would work well in this recipe is a 9-inch shortbread pie crust. You can also use miniature pie crusts to make individual pies.

When it comes to gelatin, I recommend that you use regular strawberry gelatin, like Strawberry Jell-o.

🤷🏻‍♀️ Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze a strawberry pie?

While it is possible to freeze this pie, it’s my personal recommendation that you don’t. This is a case where fresh is best.

Why is my strawberry pie so runny?

Strawberry pie can become runny if the fruit is over-ripe, or if it isn’t cooked long enough. To ensure a thick and creamy consistency, be sure that your strawberry filling comes to a boil first and then cook for 2 minutes.


Got strawberries? We’ve got recipes! A couple of our favorites using sweet strawberries are Strawberry Bread and Strawberry Muffins.

Slice of strawberry pie with whipped cream.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

This delicious, homemade strawberry pie recipe is made with fresh juicy strawberries and a delicious, graham cracker crust that everyone will love. Not only is it incredibly tasty – it’s incredibly easy to make, too!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 338kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 ounces strawberry gelatin
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch then whisk in water until smooth.
  • Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in strawberry gelatin until dissolved. Let cool slightly.
  • Place sliced strawberries in the bottom of the pie crust. Pour the strawberry mixture over berries. Be sure to make sure all of the strawberries are covered.
  • Place the pie in the refrigerator and chill until set – about 4 hours.

Notes

  • Be sure to use fresh berries. Frozen strawberries won’t taste as good and may make the pie too watery.
  • This recipe makes one 9-inch pie. You can double the recipe to make more pies.
  • To make this more like Shoney’s strawberry pie, use whole strawberries that have been cored and a frozen pie crust or a refrigerated pie crust. Just be sure to blind-bake the crust before using it.
  • Blind baking is baking a pie crust without any filling in it. To blind bake, preheat your oven to 425 F. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and line it with parchment paper. Fill the crust with beans or pie weights (or anything that will weigh down the crust). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Take the pie crust out of the oven and let it cool. Remove the pie weights or beans and parchment paper before using the crust.
  • Another pie crust that would work well in this recipe is a 9-inch shortbread pie crust. You can also use miniature pie crusts to make individual pies.
  • When it comes to gelatin, I recommend that you use regular strawberry gelatin, like Strawberry Jell-o.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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    1. My husband was born and bred on a small working farm in rural Alabama and he disagrees with you. He points out that sliced strawberries make the pie much easier to eat.

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