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Homemade Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

There is nothing better than fresh berries, and this super simple 5 ingredient fresh strawberry pie recipe is the perfect recipe to showcase sweet strawberries fresh from the patch! With a few simple ingredients this simple recipe for the best strawberry pie is just what your family has been hoping for!

Strawberry pie white plate with a piece of strawberrry pie on it with a fork on the left side

Homemade strawberry pie takes me back to my childhood, anything strawberry related really, I have always loved fresh strawberries and in the form of a pie they are perfection! One great thing about this pie is you don’t necessarily need to turn on your oven, and if it’s a hot summer day this is a plus. This pie recipe is also very forgiving, it is basically impossible to mess up, and it always tastes amazing.

strawberry pie ingredients
  • water
  • sugar
  • strawberry jello
  • cornstarch
  • strawberries
  • one pie crust [see tips and variations for pie crust options]

Pie Crust: You will need a 9-pie plate. You can make a homemade crust, I show you how in this post; or you can use store-bought pie dough, using the blind bake method shown in the pie crust link above or you can see a quick version below. A graham cracker crust or a shortbread crust also both work beautifully with this filling. I personally will always choose a golden brown flaky pie crust for all my pies, but honestly the filling is the star here so use what’s easiest for you!

Blind Baking Pie Crust: Form your pie crust into the pie plate, crimp the edges, and using a fork poke holes around in the crust. Place a piece of aluminum foil into the crust careful as to not damage your beautiful crimped edges. Fill with pie beads or as I do use good old fashioned uncooked beans. I reuse these beans over and over, when the crust is done baking I lift the foil out allow the beans to cool and put them back in a ziploc bag for next time. Bake crust at 350, for 30 minutes.

cutting strawberries on a wood cutting board

Step 1: Clean, hull, and measure out your berries, you will need 6 cups of strawberries, measure before slicing. I like to slice half of the berries and place the sliced strawberries in the bottom of the crust, and then depending on the size I may leave them whole or cut in half or quarter the rest of the berries. I think it’s a personal preference as to how big you want the strawberries to be.

making cornstarch slurry

Step 2: Make a cornstarch slurry with 1/2 cup cold water and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, set aside.

sugar and water in stainless steel pan being stirred

Step 3: Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a medium saucepan /3 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves completely and just starts to bowl.

adding cornstarch slurry to the syrup in a sauce pan

Step 4: Add corn starch slurry to the sugar syrup. Whisk vigorously, to avoid any lumps from forming.

thickened sugar syrup in a saucepan

Step 5: This is what your thickened sugar water should look like just before you add the strawberry jello.

strawberry jello added to thickened sugar water, creating a beautiful red swirl

Step 6: Add Strawberry jello packet and allow to cook for another minute before removing from heat. Let cool completely. [Sometimes if I am impatient or under a time constraint I will put strawberry glaze in a medium bowl, and pop it in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally. Do Not forget this in the refrigerator otherwise you will have a jello mold that will not mix well with strawberries, you want the glaze to be room temperature.

mixing strawberries into glaze, pie crust with cut strawberries is above the bowl

Step 7: At this point you have your strawberry filling cooled and half of the strawberries sliced in the flaky crust; now fold the remaining juicy strawberries into the strawberry glaze, and pour strawberry filling into the pie shell. You might want to give the pie plate a few taps on the countertop to help the filling settle in around all the berries. Using your spoon smooth out any areas where there might be more filling than berries. Cover with plastic wrap and pop it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

fresh strawberry pie on a wood cutting board with empty glass bowl and a spatula to the top right of the pie
  • The Crust: I already talked about the crust above but in case you missed it, really any crust pairs well with this fresh strawberry filling. I prefer to make my homemade pie crust, however I have been known to throw down a graham cracker crust or a shortbread crust with the best of them! If you are making your own crust and want to go big, you can make a deep dish and make a mile high fresh strawberry pie! I think I failed to mention the Oreo Cookie crust option, chocolate and strawberries is never a bad idea!
  • Amount of Strawberries: I say 4-6 cups in the recipe card, this can vary depending on the size of your berries. You want your pie crust to be full with a nice mound of strawberries. So if you feel like you need to a few more fresh strawberries in your pie and you have enough glaze to coat them all then I say go for it. Like the say goes “more cowbell”!
  • Making ahead and Storage: The best way to store this pie is if you have an airtight container that will hold a pie, or wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap and storing in the refrigerator. I would recommend serving it the day you make it, however it can be made a day in advance. It will not go bad. The berries might start to release juices if you wait too long to serve it, making for a soggy crust.
  • Serving: This pie is so simple and fresh, I personally think the best way to serve it is with as is or with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. Simple perfection!
fresh strawberry pie with a piece cut out

There is nothing more scrumptious than a fresh strawberry pie! I cannot wait for summertime strawberries, I just can’t get enough! Thanks for stopping by. Remember to Pinsies, Insties, Facebooksies, and I’ll take all the sharing love you can give me! XOXO, Sheila

slice of fresh strawberry pie on a white plate with whole pie in the upper left corner plates, forks and napkins in upper right corner of the photo
fresh strawberry pie with a bowl of whipped topping on the side

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh strawberries in a sweet strawberry glaze fill a buttery pie crust make for the perfect dessert!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 144 kcal


  • 1 9" pie plate


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 oz. box of Strawberry Jell-O
  • 4-6 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 pre-baked pie crust


  • Pre bake pie crust, or if using a store bought graham cracker or shortbread crust get it out and ready.
  • Clean, hull, and slice half of the berries, cut the remaining berries in half or quarters if they are extra large or if strawberries are small you can keep them whole.
  • Combine 1/2 cup water and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in a small bowl to make a slurry, set aside.
  • Over medium heat on stove top add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to sauce pan, whisk vigorously until sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to a low boil.
  • Add cornstarch slurry, stir vigorously, making sure that no lumps form, cook about 2 minutes over medium low heat, at a low boil until mixture becomes a thick paste.
  • Add in strawberry jello and stir, combining well cook for an additional minute and remove from heat. Allow strawberry glaze to cool completely. Should be room temperature before you move on.
  • Place sliced strawberries into bottom of the pie crust. Fold the other half of the berries into the glaze. Pour strawberries and glaze into pie plate over sliced berries. Give pie plate a few taps on the counter to help the glaze to settle down into all the nooks and crannies of the berries. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour before serving.


Serve with fresh whipped cream!


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 0.01gFat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.002gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 33gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword dessert, fresh, pie, strawberry, summer
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  1. I saw the crust is store bought, but meant to ask if you had a good homemade recipe for crust that works well with the Strawberry pie.

  2. You are too good…I am sure this was fantastic! When are you going to open up that lil bakery so we can have a nibble of all these yummies? Soon I hope!