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Strawberry Pie

A week ago I made my mom’s strawberry pie and posted a photo of the finished product on my personal Facebook account with the caption “Who wants homemade strawberry pie? If so, bring dinner because I’ve yet to plan that…” Minutes later I got a text from one of my good friends that read “Hey! Don’t eat the pie!” She was thinking about having some friends over for dinner, and I guess my pie sealed the deal for her. Needless to say, I didn’t have to make dinner that night. Strawberry pie for the win.
The easiest and most delicious strawberry pie recipe!
My mom has been making this pie for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my mom, aunt, grandma, cousins, and I would pick pounds upon pounds of strawberries, bring them home, and make strawberry jelly. My mom would always make a strawberry pie or two with our freshly picked berries. I’ll have to ask my mom if she ever used the pie as dinner invitation bait.
The moral of the story? Make this pie, post a photo of it on Facebook, tell your friends you’ll bring the pie if they make dinner, your friends will invite you to dinner, and you won’t have to make dinner. You’re welcome.
Want another tip? Of course you do. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to make pie crust from scratch. I have episodes of Real Housewives of New Jersey to watch important things to do. So I set the aluminum pie tin in a pretty pie dish to make it appear to be homemade. I love pastry trickery. People will most definitely find you out once you cut into the pie and uncover the shiny aluminum pie tin. But they’ll be so enamored with the delicious pie that they won’t notice that you didn’t make your crust from scratch.


3.94 from 32 votes
Delicious Strawberry Pie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Prepare Pie Crust
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr

The easiest and most delicious strawberry pie recipe - one that you'll come back to again and again!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice krispie treats, strawberry
Servings: 6
  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries
  • 1 deep dish pie crust
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp strawberry Jello powder
  1. Prepare pie crust according to directions on pack. Set aside.

  2. Clean and trim strawberries. Add to pie crust and set aside.

  3. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, and cornstarch.

  4. Boil until clear.

  5. Remove from heat and add the strawberry Jello powder.

  6. Pour over strawberries.

  7. Store pie in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Delicious Strawberry Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. yum, this looks amazing, Chelsea!! so perfect for summer!

  2. My husband is going to love you for sharing this recipe. He loves strawberries. No, I take that back. He’s obsessed with strawberries. Ever since he was little, he has requested a strawberry pie (from Shoney’s no less…ugh, not my fave) for his birthday instead of a traditional birthday cake. Now this year, I will definitely be making him this homemade strawberry pie and I can score some serious wifey points. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  3. This is the exact same recipe my mom uses but she usually uses a graham cracker crust. Mmm, pie.

  4. That looks delicious!
    Pretty sure I’ve never made a pie before (unless pouring jello chocolate pudding into a graham cracker pie crust counts? haha)
    This looks like a good first pie to try 🙂

  5. It is gorgeous! My husband is a complete pie fiend. I’ll pin it and maybe be a good wife some day and make it for him. Thanks for sharing it!!

  6. Since you posted the picture on Instagram, I haven’t been able to get this pie out of my mind! I’m glad the recipe seems so easy. You can’t beat strawberries in the summertime.


  7. Oh my goodness, I make this same exact recipe every summer as well and I feel the same way about it…this pie officially marks the beginning of summer for me! I made it two weekends ago and plan on making it again this weekend!

    I use a graham cracker crust when I make it…makes it a little sweeter (not that it needs to be sweeter) but I love graham cracker!

  8. Yum! Im thinking about making a peach pie for fathers day and I will definetly be using a pre-made crust. Your pie is the prettiest thing!

  9. I’ve never used one of my cakes as a bait, but I need to try it, for sure! Love your little story, love your photos and I need to try your recipe immediately! (You’ve got me drooling in front of my computer!) I’ve only now discovered your blog, but I’m already obsessed! You’ve just earned yourself a new follower with your fabulous pie 😉

    Have a wonderful day!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  10. That looks too pretty to eat! It also looks amazing. I’m sure your friend was excited for you to bring that over. Megan

  11. This looks delicious! Perfect timing to see it too, because I’m going strawberry picking next week!

  12. Your pie looks heavenly! I LOVE Strawberry Pie. I might try that trick with FB =o)

  13. Your photography is beautiful!!! Really nice work! I’ve taken Shoot Fly Shoot’s online class and am slowly getting better.

    {at home in the northwest}

  14. I’ll have to try this. Looks so delicious, can’t wait:) Your photos are wonderful by the way. Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration.

    Have a great weekend


  15. Thank you so much for posting your moms recipe! My son is allergic to many foods and your recipe is safe for him! Thank you! Thank you!

  16. Yep, this is the one my Mom always made, which means I have always made and now my two daughters are making it!!
    I did teach my daughters to make pie crust and believe me, it’s worth it. I don’t know why so many people are afraid of pie dough. It doesn’t take much time to make and it is the difference in a good pie and an awesome pie.

  17. Can hardly wait to make this pie! Looks so good; no wonder you got a dinner invitation!
    Can you share what font you used in typing “the easiest and most delicious?”

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  20. Angie Dickenson says:

    I just made this pie and it looks amazing. I can’t wait for dinner tonight. Myhusband and son are going to love it. Thank u!:-)

  21. I made an invitation using your strawberry pie image. I would like to post the invite with freebies (A printable and Silhouette Studio cut files). Would you give permission (I would credit and link the image back to your strawberry pie post) for me to use the image for this purpose?

      1. Thank you for your response. I am offering them as free files but I totally understand you position and will find a pie to take a picture of 🙂 Honestly you have the prettiest pie on the web 🙂

  22. This looks delicious. I’ll definitely be making this when I go strawberry picking in a couple of weeks 🙂

  23. This recipe looks so perfect for summer! I’m loving how you don’t even have to cook the strawberries – they’re great fresh this time of year. 🙂

  24. Would you use this technique in making fresh peach pie? peaches are one of my favorite fruits as well as strawberries.
    I have read other recipes and they mash up some strawberries to make the glaze and mine turned out terrible. There was also one that called for using cream cheese on the bottom so the strawberries did not bleed through the bottom crust.
    I am going to try your recipe. Looks like it might be just the ticket that I have been looking for.

  25. I wish I had seen this a week ago. I used another recipe and it didn’t turn out so well. Should’ve known to check your site first. Lesson learned.

  26. Made this for the 4th and it was a huge hit! Everyone couldn’t stop raving about my strawberry pie! Thank you for the recipe!!

  27. Ginny Thomas says:

    I made this tonight. It’s just like my dad’s strawberry pie, but a teensy bit easier. So yummy! Thanks, Chelsea!

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