Strawberry Pie

LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 18, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe – a sweet treat perfect for the Fourth of July! Make as whole strawberry pie or mini pies that are great for picnics. Quick and easy to make with a few simple ingredients, these pies are perfect to serve your guests during the celebrations.

A strawberry pie in a glass bowl with text overlay

One of my favorite fruits of summer is strawberries! I remember eating them as a child on our front porch, dipping each bite in sugar and the smaller the strawberry, the better the strawberry to sugar ratio. My thinking hasn’t changed much, as you can see I made individual portions of strawberry pie.

My love for making pie began in the weeks I would spend with my grandma in the country. There wasn’t a lot to do, so we’d take a day and make several pies to gift, freeze and enjoy.

Her philosophy was “you can never have too many pies.” If she was invited to dinner on a whim, she could still come prepared, despite being an hour away from a grocery store. You can easily freeze this pie in the miniature portion for an individualized treat all summer long!

These little pies are also one of my picnic picks. They make for an easy transport and eliminate the mess that comes with serving pieces from a whole pie. If pie isn’t everyone’s favorite check out all my other mini dessert recipes perfect for any picnic.

These little pies are also a great option if you’re in charge of bringing desserts to this year’s 4th of July party. Make a couple batches with different berries to cater to every preference and these are sure to be a hit!

This fresh pie filling comes together so quickly and easily, and the pies can be served warm or cold, so they are a great dessert to serve a crowd. Make them ahead of time, freeze them, bake them, they are just so versatile!

If you’re looking for more 4th of July recipes, you can find them here.

Strawberry Pie Ingredients

  • Strawberries – Use the freshest and ripest strawberries you can for the best flavor.
  • Sugar – White granulated sugar.
  • Lemon Juice – To sweeten the strawberries and add some freshness and tartness to them.
  • Cornstarch – To help thicken the strawberry pie filling.
  • Vanilla – You can make your own or use store bought.

How To Make Strawberry Pie

  1. Make Strawberry Filling – In a small saucepan, slice and mash strawberries, getting as much juice out of them as possible. Add sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 4 minutes.
  2. Strain Filling – Strain juice, removing the pulp, using a spoon to press as much juice as possible. Return juice to heat, discarding pulp.
  3. Thicken Filling – Whisk in cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Stir well. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously until thick (about 4 minutes).
  4. Add Strawberries – Remove from heat and stir in strawberries.
  5. Fill Crust – Add to pre-made pie crust. Start with a pre-made pie crust or get the details to make your own mini pies here.

A strawberry pie on a red an white cloth

A strawberry pie on a striped cloth on the grass

Tips

  • This recipe can be used with your favorite berries for different pie fillings, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries all work well.
  • Be sure to strain the strawberries well using a fine mesh sieve.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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Easy strawberry pie recipe

Strawberry Pie

Julie Blanner
Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe - a sweet treat perfect for the Fourth of July! Make as whole strawberry pie or mini pies that are great for picnics.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 mini pies
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups strawberries sliced
  • water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • salt pinch

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, slice and mash 1 cup of strawberries, getting as much juice out of them as possible.
  • Add sugar.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Strain juice, removing the pulp, using a spoon to press as much juice as possible. Return juice to heat, discarding pulp.
  • Whisk in cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Stir well. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously until thick (about 4 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and stir in strawberries. Add to pre-made pie crust.

Notes

  • This recipe can be used with your favorite berries for different pie fillings, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries all work well.
  • Be sure to strain the strawberries well using a fine mesh sieve.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

 

Nutrition

Calories:114kcalCarbohydrates:28gSodium:1mgPotassium:137mgFiber:1gSugar:23gVitamin A:10IUVitamin C:53.6mgCalcium:14mgIron:0.4mg
Keywords strawberry filling, strawberry pie
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