This easy Strawberry Pie recipe uses lots of fresh, ripe strawberries to amp up the flavor. Then we’re adding in a special ingredient to take this pie to the next level. You won’t believe how easy it is to make a fresh strawberry pie.
Strawberry Pie is a classic summer dessert that is a family favorite year after year.
If you pull one of these bad boys out of the fridge, everybody will know that they are in for a treat.
Take it from me – real ripe strawberries are the way to go in a good strawberry pie.
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Key to Success #1 – Start With A Prepared Crust
The base for this easy strawberry pie recipe is a sturdy crust.
You can either go with a classic pastry crust or a graham cracker crust.
If you’re using a graham cracker crust, you don’t even have to bake it.
But if you choose the pastry crust, most of the time these come refrigerated or frozen, requiring baking at home.
You can follow the directions on the package to bake the crust.
Don’t forget to use a fork to poke holes all around the interior of the pie shell before baking so that the steam can escape.
If you skip this step, your pie crust may bubble up and crack while it’s baking.
Allow the pie crust to cool before adding the delicious strawberry filling.
Key to Success #2 – Cook Until Liquid is Clear
We’re using 7-up to add some extra flavor and sweetness to our strawberry pie recipe.
Before adding the strawberry Jello, bring the 7-Up, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil over medium heat.
Boil the mixture until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is nearly clear.
The liquid will need to boil for about 3 minutes total if you’re using medium heat.
Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the Jello.
Continue stirring until the Jello is completely dissolved.
Key to Success #3 – Face the Strawberries Up
While your Jello mixture is cooling, slice the ripe strawberries for your pie.
Most medium or small berries can be sliced in half.
If the strawberries are large, you may need to slice them into quarters.
The idea is that you want the strawberries to be bite-sized, but not finely diced.
Stir the sliced strawberries into the Jello mixture then pour into the cooled crust.
For a pretty finish, use a fork or a skewer to turn the strawberries so that they are skin-side up in the pie shell.
Having your strawberries’ skin facing up will allow for a uniform look and maximum red color.
Save this Easy Strawberry Pie recipe to your favorite Summer Desserts board or your Perfect Pies board.
- 1 can (12 oz) 7-Up
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 box (3 oz) strawberry jello
- 1 pound strawberries
- 1 (10-inch) prepared pie crust (regular or graham cracker)
- Bring 7-up, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until the liquid is nearly clear, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add Jello and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
- Slice the strawberries in half. Larger berries may need to be quartered. Stir strawberries into the Jello mixture then pour into the prepared crust.
- Chill until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g
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