Fresh Strawberry Pie

Strawberry season is here.   That means summer is just around the corner.  It’s time to make that strawberry pie!

We picked up some freshly-picked strawberries last evening.   The pie is ready to be served tonight.

The recipe I use comes from Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets, compiled by Esther H. Shank and published by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.  You can use this recipe for any kind of fresh fruit pie.

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Strawberries, sugar, jello (sugar-free or regular, you choose), Clearjel or cornstarch, and light corn syrup are the filling ingredients.  You begin with a baked pie crust or a graham cracker crust and top it with cool whip or whipped cream.

Fresh Strawberry Pie
Recipe type: fruit pie
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Serves: 8 servings
You can increase or decrease the sugar on this, depending on your liking. I usually use sugar-free jello, but you can use regular jello if you'd like. I've served this with both a graham cracker crust and a baked pie crust.
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ - 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch OR Clearjel
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup (if you're using cornstarch)
  • 3 Tbsp. strawberry jello - (change the flavor to match the fruit you're using)
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • Cool Whip or whipped cream
  • 9-inch pie crust or graham cracker crust
  1. Combine water, sugar, cornstarch (or Clear Jel), and corn syrup into a kettle.
  2. Cook until it becomes clear and thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and add Jello.
  4. Stir until jello is dissolved
  5. Cool until mixture begins to congeal.
  6. Add strawberries to mixture.
  7. Pour into pie shell
  8. Chill.
  9. Serve with whipped cream or cool whip topping


fresh strawberry pie


Strawberry Pie Collage

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