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Fresh Strawberry Pie piled high with juicy ripe berries and a scrumptious strawberry glaze topped off with whipped cream and a flaky crust.

I think I’ve shared this before, but I grew up in California in a small town surround by Avocado groves and strawberry fields. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was spoiled by both!

Close-up photo of Strawberry Pie with a dollop of whipped cream and mint

Especially the strawberries. We often pulled up to a roadside stand, and purchased the biggest, sweetest strawberries you have EVER tasted! So when a lady in our town advertised that she would be bringing flats of “farm fresh” California berries to our little Utah town… I was all over it!

flat of fresh strawberries

I honestly, stupidly, thought it would take us forever to eat that many strawberries. That I’d be able to make all kinds of amazing treats. What a joke! I discovered I live with strawberry piggies!

Wow…it was really impressive how fast they all ate a half flat of berries! Even Baby “B” got in on the action! She would take a bite out of the tip of one, then sneak and put it back…tip side down, so you couldn’t tell she had taken a bite. Every time someone went to pull a berry out, there was a little nibble out of the end. (She’s so stinkin’ cute! Grandma couldn’t get mad!) 

I knew one of the goodies I wanted to make was this Fresh Strawberry Pie. (I love fresh fruit pies. They’re a less guilty pleasure!) This recipe was all over the internet last week.  Posted by Lemon Tree Dwelling.

My friend reminded me that it’s been around forever. Her Mom, and my Mom, and everyone’s mom made this pie. I’m pretty sure June Clever made this pie… and Aunt Bee served it at her dinner table, to Opie, in Mayberry! I’m really thankful that Cathy over at Lemon Tree Dwelling reminded me of this delicious pie.

How To Make Fresh Strawberry Pie

I used my own pie crust recipe…it’s perfect with this pie! You can find the recipe in my archives under the Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe. You can use your own recipe, or even by a frozen crust. It is entirely up to you. You will just need one, preferably deep dish, baked 9 inch pie shell.

pie crust for bottom pie shell

Strawberry Glaze for Strawberry Pie Filling

While the crust is cooling, start on the filling. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, bring water, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil, stirring until thick and clear.

Strawberry glaze mix on the stove

Remove from heat; add in Strawberry Jell-O. It smells so good and looks so pretty! I’ve always tried to duplicate this glaze and never got it right. I didn’t know about the strawberry jello! This makes ALL the difference in the world. I feel kinda silly to have not thought to add it. I know now. That’s how we learn in the kitchen!

TIP: If you are using a shallow pie plate, cut filling recipe in half.

Mix well and allow to cool. Be sure you really let this glaze cool. You do NOT want to cook the berries! Strawberries are a little tempermental…like an 18-month-old over their fruit snacks when you try to take one. (I’m not admitting to stealing my granddaughters fruit snacks…but let’s say I did… she may have thrown a tantrum and given me the stink eye.)

strawberry glaze on the stove boiling

Preparing the Strawberries

Clean and “de-stem” 3 lbs of fresh strawberries. Fold the cleaned strawberries into the glaze mixture.

washed and prepared strawberries for pie filling

Pour into pie shell.

Let’s pause for a moment of silence….I said “silence”! I can hear your thoughts clear over here! You’re thinking of opening the silverware drawer and grabbing a fork and popping one of those beauties in your mouth…then maybe another, and another…STOP IT! (Sheesh…now you’re just screaming those thoughts at me! Lol) Yep…now you’re thinking you’ll just dip your pinky finger into the glaze and take a small taste to make sure it’s okay. Alright…go ahead… I’ll wait!

Place the pie in the refrigerator.

Next is the hardest part of this recipe….waiting for it to set! I found holding a can of whipped cream and pacing does NOT speed up the process. (sigh)That rude pie just ignores you! (Like you children when you’ve asked them to clean their room!)

fresh strawberry pie with strawberry glaze

In three to four hours it’s time to cut into this beautiful pie! Make sure you have a very sharp knife to slice through those whole berries. Don’t worry about the filling. It’s going to be nice and firm, and hold everything together. One of the berries at the tip may try to run off, but you’ll catch it and perch it back on top.

Fresh Strawberry Pie set up

Look at that perfect slice of fresh strawberry pie. The whipped cream is a must! The glaze is scrumptious and holds it all together! Every single bite of this pie is pure strawberry heaven. Lick your Lips HEAVEN!  It’s truly luscious.

slice of fresh strawberry pie

Wouldn’t this be a stunning dessert for Mother’s Day or a 4th of July B.B.Q.?  I can’t think of anything better for Spring or Summer than this fresh mile high strawberry pie with its rich flaky crust! You can skip the main course and sides… and go straight for dessert! (Ya know I would!)

If you enjoyed this recipe you might also enjoy these other delicious Pie Recipes

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Yield: 8 servings

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Close-up photo of Strawberry Pie with a dollop of whipped cream and mint

The Perfect Fresh Strawberry Pie. Fresh sweet strawberries are piled a mile high in a rich flaky pie crust. The Perfect Dessert for Spring or Summer!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes


  • 1 baked Pie crust (9 inch)
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 (6oz.) package strawberry jell-o
  • 3 lbs. strawberries, cleaned and de-stemmed
  • *If you are using a shallow pie plate, cut filling recipe in half


  1. Bring water, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil, stirring, until thick and clear.
  2. Remove from heat; add strawberry jell-o.
  3. Mix well and cool.
  4. Fold in strawberries.
  5. Pour into pie shell.
  6. Store in refrigerator until set; serve with whipped cream.


Prep time includes "chill" time.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 4gSugar: 63gProtein: 3g

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Sunday 24th of April 2022

Okay today I am making the strawberry pie..I have been craving fresh strawberry pie. I remember when I was a young adult there was a restaurant that had strawberry pies like yours. If I walked in and there was a pie I would buy it before I ate! Take it home and indulge. Today was a walk down memory lane. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was everything I remember and more!

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Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Hi Susan! Thank You so much for sharing this with me! There's nothing like a slice of fresh strawberry pie! Such a treat! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Have a Great Week! Norine

Al Furgason

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

[email protected] could you please tell me who makes a 9 inch high strawberry pie in the grand rapids area??

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Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Hi Al! I wish I could, but I'm not from your area. Maybe you could find someone to make you this delicious pie! I do believe there maybe a place called Sweetie-licious that makes a Grandma Ferrell's Fresh Strawberry and Cream Pie that looks mighty tasty! I think you can google them and find their location. Hope that helps a little. Thanks for stopping by! Norine

Little Quiltsong

Saturday 6th of May 2017

Love your blog post! Your pics and explanations always seem to be on par to make things easier in making the recipe :)! This recipe looks delicious and super easy (except for the waiting part) :) - thank you!

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Saturday 6th of May 2017

Thank you SO much for your kind words. Sometimes I wonder if I'm driving everyone nuts with my "step-by-step" instructions. I took a poll and everyone wanted to have pics along the way. Thank you for visiting my Nest and for making my day! Have a GREAT weekend. :) ~Norine

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