A sweet slice of from-scratch strawberry pie says summer best. Learn how to make this easy pie recipe and you'll never be without a dessert for a potluck or sunny-day picnic. Our homemade strawberry pie filling takes only three ingredients, and we bet you already have them on hand.
Before you get started on the strawberry pie filling, you'll need to make piecrust. The Single-Crust Pie Pastry for our Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe needs just four ingredients: all-purpose flour, salt, shortening, and cold water. Follow these steps:
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Watch it come together before you begin! See our step-by-step instructions for how to make a single-crust piecrust.
This easy strawberry pie recipe is about to become your new go-to dessert. You can keep it plain and let the strawberries shine all on their own, or you can dress it up a little with whipped cream and mint leaves. Follow these instructions to make our Fresh Strawberry Pie:
Prepare piecrust and set aside. Meanwhile remove stems from strawberries. Cut any large strawberries in half lengthwise; set aside.
For glaze, in a blender or food processor combine 1 cup strawberries and 2/3 cup water. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Add enough additional water to the mixture to equal 1-1/2 cups. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in blended strawberry mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. If desired, stir in red food coloring. Remove from heat; cool for 10 minutes. (Do not stir.)
Spread about 1/4 cup of the glaze over bottom and sides of baked piecrust. Arrange half of the remaining strawberries, stem ends down, in the piecrust.
Carefully spoon half of the remaining glaze over berries, making sure to cover all berries. Arrange remaining berries over first layer. Spoon remaining glaze over berries, covering each. Chill for 1 to 2 hours. (After 2 hours, filling may begin to water out.) If desired, top with whipped cream.
Get the recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie