Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Fresh Strawberry Pie + VIDEO

Fresh Strawberry Pie without Jello is bursting with natural flavor and so easy and quick to make from scratch. This simple but so delicious dessert recipe is always a hit especially when served with a big dollop of whipped cream on top!

Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie without Jello is so easy to make from scratch and tastes amazingly flavorful. This pie recipe is perfect for summer because it can be made without turning the oven on.

You can use a store-bought pie crust or a no-bake graham cracker crust as a base (or go the fancy route and make your own pie crust).

This Strawberry Pie is loaded with juicy, fresh strawberries and made with a homemade strawberry glaze without added gelatin that lets the natural flavor of the strawberries be the star.

Is you are looking for other fresh strawberry recipes, check out our Strawberry Jam!

I have the biggest sweet tooth and love everything with berries but strawberry pie is definitely one of my favorite desserts!

This Fresh Strawberry Pie is the perfect spring and summer dessert made with simple ingredients! Top it with a big dollop of whipped cream and you have an easy dessert that everyone will love!

Helpful Tips to make Fresh Strawberry Pie:

  • I used a homemade pie crust for this recipe but you can also use a Graham Cracker Crust or a store-bought pie crust to save time.
  • For the best flavor, use fresh, high-quality strawberries. The strawberries are the star of this recipe so look for the freshest strawberries you can find that don’t have any bruises or discoloration.
  • This pie tastes best on the same day! The longer it sits the higher the risk of the juicy strawberries making the pie crust soggy. To avoid a soggy pie crust you can seal the crust by painting melted chocolate in the bottom and inside of cooled pie crust. Place the crust in the freezer to set the chocolate before adding the berries.
  • Make sure to stir the cornstarch mixture continuously for 2-3 minutes until it is thick and translucent. You don’t want it to be clumpy.
  • This pie won’t be as sturdy because it is made without gelatin but it will not ooze all over after cutting if you keep it refrigerated and serve it straight from the fridge.
  • Don’t forget the whipped cream! Strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven!!

Fresh Strawberry Pie in a pie plate What you will need to make Fresh Strawberry Pie:

  • Pie Dish - This is my everyday pie dish but if I want to use a fancier one this is my go-to pie dish for guests.
  • Strawberry Huller -  This little tool makes hulling strawberries super easy and it’s safe for kids. It works best on medium and larger strawberries.
  • Hand Mixer -  If you have problems with whipping cream try using a hand mixer. I prefer to use this one instead of my stand mixer to whip cream because I have more control and don’t over-whip the cream.


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Fresh Strawberry Pie slice on a white plate

Check out more of our favorite strawberry recipes:

Strawberry Shortcake No-Bake Ice Box Cake

See how easy this Fresh Strawberry Pie is to make. Watch the video!!!

Yield: SERVES 6

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie without Jello is bursting with natural flavor and so easy and quick to make from scratch. This simple but so delicious dessert recipe is always a hit especially when served with a big dollop of whipped cream on top!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 30 mins


  • 6 cups whole strawberries, hulled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust, baked
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Mash 1 cup strawberries with a fork or in a food processor and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water and mashed strawberries.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium temperature, stirring constantly. Let the mixture boil and stir for 3 more minutes until thick and translucent. Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, arrange remaining strawberries in the pie crust. Cut some of the berries in half to make them fit better.
  5. Pour cooled glaze over the strawberries. Make sure that all the berries are coated with the glaze and no dry spots remain. Chill pie for 2-3 hours until set.
  6. Combine heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Whip at medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Serve pie with whipped cream.

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  1. Where's the Jello in this recipe?

    1. There is None - it says "Fresh Strawberry Pie without Jello"

      That is WITHOUT Jello

      Try it - very similar to my grams recipe from 85+ years ago - it'very good, I always quarter my berries, make eating the pie easier and the sauce seeps through and covers the berries easier that way

  2. could you share your pie crust recipe please?

  3. Fabulous!!! Not too sweet, just right.

  4. thank you for giving a recipe without that nasty jello in it!

  5. I have made this pie for years. Wonderful. The only difference is that I carefully stir all the remaining berries into the cooled pie filling glaze to evenly coat...then pour into the pie shell. I save a few to make a pretty strawberry flower on top. This is a guarantee all the berries are evenly coated....and less work!!!

  6. I’ve made something similar for years..... to keep the crust from getting soggy, it has a thin layer of cream cheese spread on the crust before you pile in the strawberries. I never would have thought to use chocolate, it sounds good


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