Strawberry Pie Slice

Fresh homemade strawberry pie

My family has picked fresh strawberries locally for many years, even taking our children with us when they were young.

Strawberry Pie Slice

And I have been making this strawberry pie recipe since my sister-in-law first shared it with me in 1988. It has been an annual favorite ever since! This simple recipe doesn’t even require a traditional pastry crust - what's not to love about that!

You can make this pie in 3 easy steps!

Recipe: Homemade Strawberry Pie

Step 1: Make the pie crust

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. milk

Mix these ingredients together in a 9-inch pie plate, using a fork. Press the mixture out to the edges with your fingertips, forming a crust. Prick the crust with a fork. Bake 15-18 minutes at 425 degrees. Allow to cool.

Step 2: Make the strawberry filling

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Stir these together in a saucepan until boiling, then continue to stir until thick and clear. Add: 2 Tbsp. strawberry (or raspberry*) gelatin

Stir until well-blended. Allow to cool. Then stir 1 quart fresh halved or sliced strawberries into the cooled filling.

Step 3: Assemble the pie

Pour this mixture into the pie crust and refrigerate. Top with whipped topping and additional slices strawberries when serving, if desired.

*I use raspberry gelatin because I find the slightly tart flavor doesn't compete with the strawberry flavor. It seems to enhance the flavor of the berries.

Debbie Ashley

Hello! I’m Debbie — Lover of Jesus, Pastor’s Wife, Mom, Encourager, Hobby Gardener and passionate about the simple pleasures of life.

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