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Fresh Strawberry Pie is the perfect summer dessert when strawberries are in season. The tart berries, sweet filling, and flakey, buttery crust are a match made in heaven!
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Fresh Strawberries in a Pie
All summer long I am craving fresh fruit! There’s just something perfect about a sweet and tart and juicy piece of fruit when it is hot outside. So, naturally I am obsessed with this Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe. Fruit pies make a great addition to any BBQ, potluck, dinner party. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe!
Ingredients in Strawberry Pie
- our perfect homemade pie crust – baked and cooled
- fresh strawberries – hulled and sliced
- corn starch
- whipped cream or ice cream for topping
- First you want to start with your pie crust. You can make this step as involved or as easy as you want. I usually use our Perfect Pie Crust recipe, but I have definitely used store-bought pie crust before. No judgement here! Bake up your pie crust and let it cool while you make the filling.
- Hull and slice your strawberries. Take about one cup of the berries and lightly crush them. Add them to a saucepan with ¾ cups water.
- Bring to a boil, occasionally stir, and let boil for 3 minutes. Remove the berries from the juice, and leave the juice in the pot. Whisk in the cornstarch and sugar. Simmer until it becomes thick. Remove from the heat.
- Add the rest of the sliced berries to a large bowl. Pour the glaze over the berries and mix until the berries are coated.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust. Refrigerate until the filling sets, about 4 hours at least.
- Lastly, top with whipped cream or ice cream and serve.
Fun Facts About Strawberries
- Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring, the perfect temperature for a strawberry plant is between 55 and 78 degrees so they can grow in earlier and cooler temperatures. The flavor of the strawberry is influenced by weather, variety, and ripeness when harvested.
- The average strawberry has 200 seeds, but the strawberry is different than most fruit because it has seeds on the inside as well as the outside.
- 94% of American households consume the berries. According to the USDA, Americans eat 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries a year and 1.8 pounds of frozen strawberries.
- One acre of land can grow about 50,000 pounds of strawberries. Strawberries are grown in every single U.S. state and Canadian province.
- California by far grows the most strawberries, it produces 75% of crops in the United States. About 1 billion pounds of strawberries are produced each year in California alone, each acre of land produces an average of 21 tons a year. Each year, 23,000 acres are planted in California. Peak harvesting season in California is from April through June where 10 million baskets of strawberries are shipped daily.
- Strawberries have a a lot of history. Native Americans were eating strawberries way before Europeans landed in North America. Ancient Romans used the berries to treat everything from depression to fever and sore throats.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, this pie is meant to be a fresh strawberry pie so a lattice top wouldn’t work as you aren’t meant to bake the strawberry pie filling. Bake pie shell or use a store bought pie crust.
Use our perfect homemade pie crust recipe for your strawberry pie. It uses simple ingredients like flour, salt, eggs and other stuff you would already have in your pantry for the dough. And since you’re baking the crust by itself make sure to pinch the edges of the crust and use pie weights when you throw it in the oven.
Strawberries contains carbohydrates, vitamin c, sugar, small amounts of potassium and protein. It has low cholesterol and sodium and are just overall great tasting!
No, it is so much better and not the same consistency as jello. More like a thick sauce.
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How to Make Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
- 1 pie crust baked and cooled
- 6 cups strawberries hulled and sliced
- 3/4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- whipped cream or ice cream for topping
- Take 1 cup of the strawberries and lightly crush them. Add them to a pot with the water and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 3 minutes and then remove the berries. Leave the juice in the pot. Whisk in sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Simmer over medium high heat until the mixture thickens.
- Remove from heat cool in the fridge until glaze is thickened, about two hours.
- Add the rest of the sliced berries to a large bowl. Pour the cooled glaze over the top and mix until all the berries are coated. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
- Refrigerate until the filling is set, about two hours.
- Top with whipped cream or ice cream and serve.
- Find fresh ripe strawberries with a rich red color.
- For the best tasting pie start with our homemade pie crust.
- For a little added sweetness, sprinkle a little sugar on the outer edge of the pie crust before cooking.
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This pie is one of my favorites and I love making it during summer season. Still make it in fall though!
This strawberry pie was amazing! It was so easy to make and beyond delicious. We all really enjoyed it!
So simple to make then eat.
Love strawberry pie when they are in season!
This looks like such a wonderful dessert! You can’t beat a fresh strawberry pie!
What a delicious and gorgeous strawberry pie! Everyone loved it and I love how my house smelled after making it!
This is perfect..I just got a bag of strawberries. Now I know what to do with it
How glorious is this strawberry pie? I love the fresh strawberries and topping it with plenty of whipped cream and ice cream! Yum!
I love love love strawberry pie and can’t get enough of it when the berries are in season. I’m keeping this recipe and just know it’s going to be my new fav! Looks delish!