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Strawberry Pie

Posted by Denise on March 1, 2011

strawberry pie 1 

Bet you want to grab a fork and dive into this strawberry pie!

What if I told you that if you have a pre-baked pie shell, some fresh strawberries, and a few common ingredients, within an hour you could make one of the most delicious, fresh berry pies you have ever eaten?

We LOVE this pie and I can’t wait to make it as soon as we start to get our wonderful local ripe strawberries. It tastes so fresh, moderately sweet with plenty of strawberry flavor.  This recipe came from Mom. She has been making it for as long as I can remember and it was always one of our family favorites. Mom included it in a small cookbook she put together for me and my sisters in the 1980’s. I believe she got it from a magazine or a friend way too long ago to remember where it came from, but just the fact that we have kept the recipe in our family for so many years should make it clear how great this pie tastes.

I confess, sometimes I get lazy (Don’t we all sometimes?  ;-) ) and bake up a pre-made pie shell and it still tastes quite good. But it is especially good with a real homemade pie crust such as Carol’s Pie Crust. Or use your family’s favorite pie crust recipe. And I normally use Cool Whip topping, but you can make up a slightly sweetened whipped cream to top the pie if you are planning to eat it all within a day or so. Otherwise the real whipped cream will make the crust too soggy.

Any way you choose to make this one, it is sure to be a mega-hit with everyone who tries it!




Strawberry Pie

Serves 6-8


ingredients for strawberry pie 

Easy to make and it will soon become your family's favorite berry pie.





1       pre-baked 9” pie shell

1       cup white sugar

1       cup water

2       Tablespoons cornstarch

1       teaspoon vanilla

3       Tablespoons strawberry Jello powder

1       carton fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced

1       carton Cool Whip or make your own whipped topping






1.    Cook the sugar, water, cornstarch and vanilla over medium heat until it is thickened. You want it to be fairly thick to offset the juicy strawberries.


thickening filling




 2.    Meanwhile, arrange sliced strawberries in the pre-baked pie crust.



sliced strawberries in pie shell




3.    When the filling is thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the strawberry Jello. Pour over strawberries in pie shell. Cool slightly before topping.



adding jello to strawberry pie filling 


4.    Top with whipped topping, making sure to seal the edges of the pie. This will keep the filling from pulling away from the edges of the crust and keep it fresh for several days in the refrigerator. Refrigerate to cool completely before serving.

adding strawberry pie filling

Add filling to the sliced strawberries in the baked pie shell.

top strawberry pie filling with whipped topping

Top the pie with whipped topping, making sure to seal the edges to keep the pie fresh.

strawberry pie slice

 strawberry pie with slice missing


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