Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Pie

Now here’s a perfect recipe for this time of year: Strawberry Pie. My dad got this recipe several years ago from a coworker, and it remains one of his favorite summer time recipes. The only difference is that he uses a baked pie crust out of the freezer section as opposed to the graham cracker crust. He also uses frozen strawberries when strawberries are not in season, and these taste just as good as the fresh ones. If you’re a strawberry lover, you should give this one a whirl!

2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/2 cups cold water
1 package strawberry gelatin
3 tablespoons sugar
1 graham cracker crust (8 inches)
2 cups whipped topping
Directions: Set aside four whole berries for garnish. Slice remaining strawberries and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Stir in sliced strawberries. Pour into the crust. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut reserved strawberries in half. Garnish each serving with whipped topping and a berry half. Yield: 8 servings.

Here’s a thought: For a little something different, instead of strawberry flavored, try blueberry or raspberry. I’m also curious as to how this would be if you use orange jellow and little mandarine orange slices. mmm…

I’m posting this for Recipe Exchange over at Life As Mom.


  1. I had an aunt who used to make this & I never got the recipe, thanks so much for posting this 🙂

  2. ValleyGirl says

    This is pretty much the way I always make mine, too ~ although I’m with you and generally use a standard pie crust as opposed to a graham crust. It’s so simple and SO-O-O-O tasty!!! I use the same recipe for peach/nectarine pie (using peach gelatin, obviously!)

    How do you do this one with frozen berries? Do you wait until they’re thawed and then use the liquid in place of the water that you’d add to the sugar and cornstarch? I’ve often wondered this, but been a little too afraid of ruining it if I experiment.

  3. yes, you would have to thaw out the strawberries….I guess I should have clarified. As for draining them of the juice, to be honest I’m not sure. I’ve only made the pie a couple of times, and I used fresh. I do remember watching my dad make the pie with frozen strawberries, and I can’t remember seeing him draining the liquid off the strawberries…but I can’t say for certain, so that’s something I’ll have to find out about.

  4. Hoosier Homemade says

    That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. that sounds amazing! I wonder if I could make it without the gelatine.

  6. This is a wonderful cake!
    It’s actually one of my childhood cakes
    It’s delicious and I just loooooooooooove the color

  7. So perfect for a spring or summer treat! It looks amazing!

  8. Hi Jerri,
    This is a beautiful Strawberry Pie, I can almost taste it! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. This looks delicious! I just love fresh strawberry pie!

  10. I love strawberries. I need to try this pie. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  11. It’s beautiful! What a great holiday treat.

  12. Valentina says
  13. Visiting from Inspire Me Mondays… this pie looks delicious! Such a clever idea to use gelatin to help keep it set!

  14. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!

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  15. Oh, my! I have never seen such an incredible-looking strawberry pie! It’s so tall and gorgeous.

  16. This looks yummy I’ll have to try it.

  17. Congratulations,
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a wonderful week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. That looks SOOOO good!!! I had to Pin the recipe! THANK YOU for sharing this!!!

  19. It’s that time of year, isn’t it? The Strawberry Pie looks incredible.

  20. What a beautiful pie!


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