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Simply the BEST Strawberry Pie Recipe

This is simply the best Strawberry Pie recipe and it’s oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!

This Strawberry Pie recipe is oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!

Strawberry Pie Recipe

My Mother-in-Law sent me this recipe and I have been holding on to it since I went strawberry picking in May. I picked 10 pounds of strawberries in two days and froze most of them. I have slowly used up the berries in smoothies, but I saved three pounds just for this pie! Do you go strawberry picking in the early summer?? It’s one of my favorite things to do and we are very fortunate to have some PYO farms close to us. If you are picking and freezing them, please read this article about how to do so. It’s the only method I do to clean and freeze them.

This Strawberry Pie recipe is oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!

What is Pectin?

This recipe doesn’t rely on jell-o mix. Instead, it relies on the natural strawberry pectin by boiling the strawberries into an almost jam-like consistency. When the strawberries are cooked down with the acid (lemon juice) and sugar, the fruit pectin is released and the filling will firm up and solidify.

You don’t exactly want to eat a jelly pie, so another pound of fresh strawberries are added to the mix. 

I followed the directions from Cook’s Country and was not disappointed!

Start off with cooking down two pounds of  frozen strawberries to measure 2 cups of strawberry “soup”.

 

 

This Strawberry Pie recipe is oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!

You may have to pour it into a measuring cup a few times to get to the right amount.

Fold in one pound of fresh strawberries along with some gelatin and then add them to a prepared pie crust.

I learned something about pie crusts – If you don’t have pie weights you can add dried beans, rice in place of the weights or pre-freeze the crust to prevent it from slipping down the side. This works like a charm!

This Strawberry Pie recipe is oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!

Using Stabilized Whipped Cream

In the summertime, there is nothing worse than melting whipped cream on a pie. Whipped cream, when left in the heat, turns into a liquid mess! The fat and the water separate and your heavy cream is now soup in your pie pan.

The best option is use is stabilized whipped cream.  To make the whipped cream a bit more heat tolerant, adding a bit of gelatin to it will help out!

It was the perfect topping to the fresh strawberries and it held it’s shape during the drive over. The fresh cut strawberries on top are optional, but I love how they looked! Or course, you can add as much or as little of the whipped cream as you like.

This Strawberry Pie recipe is oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!

I savored all 30 seconds it took to inhale my slice of pie! It was just amazing! Super sweet and bursting with strawberry flavor.

Don’t keep it in in the fridge too long – the fresh strawberries will get soft and you’ll end up with mush after 24 hours. You can always freeze the pie and let it thaw a bit to enjoy any leftovers a few days later.

A container of fresh picked strawberries.
 
Got lots of frozen strawberries in the freezer? You can use them in these Easy Strawberry Margaritas, make the kids some Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups, or enjoy a 5-Ingredient Frozen Strawberry Royal Dessert!

I lave a lot more Pie Recipes!

Check out this Cherry Berry Pie!

This Cherry Berry Pie is perfect any time of year. Just a few simple ingredients and a fancy crust topping makes this pie extra special.

This is my favorite Dutch Apple Pie!

Dutch Apple Pie just like grandma used to make. Loaded with a crumble topping and then served with caramel.

Summer is the best time for this Perfect Peach Pie!

Perfect Peach Pie Recipe. Grab some seasonal fresh peaches and bake a pie. This recipe is the best!

The BEST Strawberry Pie is loaded up with three pounds of fresh picked strawberries. This recipe relies on all natural pectin and not on Jell-o.

Yield: 12

Strawberry Pie Recipe

An image of the best strawberry pie.

This is simply the best Strawberry Pie recipe and it’s oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-made pie crust, baked
  • 2 Lbs. Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 Tbls Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbls Water
  • 1 Tbls Gelatin, unflavored
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 Lbs. Fresh Strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. You pie crust should be baked and cooled according to directions.
  2. Place frozen strawberries in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat. When the juices start to run turn the heat up and cook until they are thick like jam. This should take about 25 minutes and measure 2 cups EXACTLY!
  3. In a separate bowl, add the lemon juice and water and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes to soften the gelatin.
  4. Stir in the sugar and salt and add to the cooked strawberries. Allow to cool completely for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Fold in fresh strawberries and add to pie pan. Refrigerate for 4 – 6 hours but serve within 24.
  6. Add whipped cream or Cool Whip and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Miz Helen

Thursday 19th of July 2012

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

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Saturday 21st of July 2012

Thanks so much Miz Helen! I've added you button to my featured page. Been looking forward to earning my Red Plate :)

Trish

Wednesday 18th of July 2012

Can't beat a strawberry pie! Looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Amber M

Tuesday 17th of July 2012

Oh, dear that looks just too good. I love strawberries. I think I'll have to make this, soon.

Miz Helen

Friday 13th of July 2012

Hi Karyn,I just love Strawberry Pie and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

Michelles Tasty Creations

Thursday 12th of July 2012

Karyn,This looks super delicious! I've never made a strawberry pie but they always look good. I love the mini sized ones so everyone can have their own :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

Michelle