Fresh Strawberry Pie

This easy, fresh strawberry pie recipe is absolutely delicious. Fresh strawberries are coated in a homemade strawberry glaze and then topped with whipped cream. It’s out of this world!

Fresh Strawberry Pies Recipe Video

I love this fresh strawberry pie recipe. We coat the strawberries in an outrageously delicious homemade strawberry glaze.

The homemade glaze is thick enough to hold the strawberries together but loose enough that a couple of stray strawberries may fall onto the plate (nothing like jello here). For more summery fruit pies, see our recipes for blueberry pie and cherry pie!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie with Whipped Cream

Key Ingredients

  • Strawberries: I love using fresh strawberries for this pie. I use them in two ways. First, I make a strawberry glaze. Then, I use the glaze to hold more fresh strawberries together, filling the pie.
  • Cornstarch: Thickens our strawberry glaze.
  • Sugar: Sweetens our simple strawberry glaze. I use granulated sugar.
  • Lemon juice, vanilla, and almond extract: Add so much flavor to this strawberry pie. I especially love the almond extract.
  • Pie dough: This is a single-crust pie, and you must prebake the crust before adding the strawberry filling. I love this flaky pie crust recipe and highly recommend it for this pie.

How to Make Strawberry Pie

This is a fresh strawberry pie, which means our strawberries are left uncooked. I serve this chilled with fresh whipped cream!

You’ll start by preparing your pie crust. I use this pie crust recipe and prebake it. Roll out your dough so that it is an inch or so larger than your pie dish, and then gently fit it into your dish.

Trim and crimp the edges (you can see me do this in our video), and then use a fork to prick the bottom of the crust. Line the crust with foil, and add pie weights (or use uncooked rice or beans) to weigh the foil down.

Steps for How to Pre Bake Pie Crust for Strawberry Pie

Bake your crust until golden brown. Remove the pie weight and foil, brush over an egg wash, and bake again until the egg wash is dry and shiny. Set your crust aside to cool, then make the strawberry pie filling.

For the filling, I make a fresh strawberry glaze. It’s really simple.

Add strawberries to a saucepan and mash them with sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, almond extract, lemon juice, and salt. Simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the glaze thickens. 

How to Make Strawberry Pie - Mashing strawberries for the strawberry glaze.

Cool the glaze on the counter, stir it with fresh strawberries, and then add to your prebaked pie shell.

How to Make Strawberry Pie - Adding the strawberry pie filling to the baked pie crust

Since the glaze is thick and sticky, it holds the strawberries in place in the pie. Not so much that it’s like jello, but just enough. A strawberry or two might fall out when you slice into the pie, but I’m totally cool with that!

Slice of Strawberry Pie

This strawberry pie is amazing with lots of whipped cream piled on the top (for non-dairy whipped cream, see our whipped coconut cream).

Storing Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh strawberry pie is best when eaten the day it’s made. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, but the crust will get soggier over time, and the filling may become more watery. Store fresh strawberry pie loosely covered with plastic wrap or a reusable cover like beeswax wrap. (Avoid airtight storage as it can trap moisture.)

If you are making the pie ahead of time, you can make the strawberry filling a day or two in advance and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also prebake the pie crust a day or two in advance and keep it in a large (2-gallon) freezer bag on the counter. On the day you plan to serve, assemble the pie and top with whipped cream.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie

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We love this homemade strawberry pie made with fresh strawberries. They are coated in a glaze that’s just thick enough to hold the strawberries together, but just loose enough so a couple stray strawberries fall out out onto the plate. The sugar amount for this recipes varies depending on how sweet your strawberries are. Add to your taste.

Makes 1 pie or approximately 8 servings

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

Chilled pie dough for one 9-inch pie (see our pie crust recipe)

1 ½ pounds (680g) quartered and hulled strawberries, 5 cups

2/3 to 3/4 cup (135g to 150g) sugar, adjusted according to the sweetness of the strawberries

1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon cream

Homemade whipped cream or whipped coconut cream

Directions

  • Prebake Pie Crust
  • 1Roll out pie dough to fit the pie dish. Gently press the dough down into the dish so that it lines the bottom and sides. (Be careful not to pull or stretch the dough.) Then, use a knife or pair of kitchen scissors to trim the dough to within 1/2-inch of the edge of the dish.

    2Fold the edges of the dough underneath itself, creating a thicker, 1/4-inch border that rests on the lip of the dish. Then, crimp edges.

    3Pierce the bottom of the crust with a fork (this prevents air pockets or bubbles from forming while baking). Line the crust with two sheets of aluminum foil. Then, fill the foil with dried rice, dried beans, or use pie weights. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm to the touch.

    4While the crust is chilling, preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Place a baking sheet on a middle oven rack.

    5Place the pie crust on the preheated baking sheet and reduce the oven temperature to 400°F (200°C). Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the crust is golden.

    6Remove the rice, beans, pie weights, and foil from the pie crust.

    7Make an egg wash by whisking the egg yolk and cream in a small bowl. Brush the bottom and sides of the crust with egg wash. Bake until the egg wash is dry and shiny, 3 to 5 minutes. Cool the crust completely before filling.

  • Make Strawberry Pie
  • 1Make the strawberry glaze by mashing 2 cups of the strawberries in a small saucepan until chunky.

    2Add the sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon juice, and salt.

    3Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and glaze has thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool completely.

    4Fold the remaining 3 cups of strawberries into the cooled glaze until well coated. Spoon the strawberry filling into the cooled pie crust.

    5Refrigerate the strawberry pie for at least 2 hours before cutting to allow the filling to set (remember it won’t set as firmly as jello).

    6Top with whipped cream.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We included 1 1/2 cups unsweetened whipped cream in the calculations.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1/8 of the pie / Calories 385 / Protein 4 g / Carbohydrate 46 g / Dietary Fiber 3 g / Total Sugars 24 g / Total Fat 22 g / Saturated Fat 14 g / Cholesterol 85 mg
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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103 comments… Leave a Review
  • Margie Rose December 18, 2023, 12:23 am

    Got great feedback from guests with this pie. I used the lowest amount of sugar and it was still sweet. No cream on top, just a pretty mint leaf. Served with yoghurt. I use store bought puff pastry. Will definitely make during strawberry season.

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  • Meg November 22, 2023, 4:55 pm

    I just finished making this, it’s excellent. It was adjusted to my needs as I didnt have 5 cups of strawberries so some of the ingredients were halved but I kept the vanilla and almond the same., upped the lemon juice a little and it turned out lovely.

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  • Anita M Gregory October 31, 2022, 2:30 pm

    Looking forward to using some of your recipes!

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  • Anna August 24, 2022, 5:58 pm

    This pie is the best strawberry pie. In my pastry I added 1 TBLS of lemon zest and it was the perfect pairing. I can’t wait to make this again and again and again. Yum!

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    • Anna June 21, 2023, 7:18 pm

      I have not bothered looking for another strawberry pie recipe since finding this one. Today I made two both with cookie crumbs one Oreo and one Graham. Delicious!

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  • Jessica August 1, 2022, 8:49 pm

    This recipe is exactly what I was looking for – the same as the Betty Crocker recipe I used to use as a child. Now I make it every year with my own kids! I sub arrowroot for cornstarch and it works great. Thank you!

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  • Lydia June 22, 2021, 8:46 am

    This looks delicious! Is there any way to print the recipe without the photos though? I’d prefer to save the ink and also have the recipe all on one sheet. But I’m not seeing any option to print without the images.

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  • Becky Longstreth May 19, 2021, 2:24 pm

    Turned out great! Than you so much

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  • Ivette February 25, 2021, 5:46 pm

    Delicious!!! So easy and came out perfect! I want to try it with a Biscoff cookie crust but I’m not sure if I need to use the egg wash on it?

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    • Adam February 27, 2021, 6:42 pm

      Yay! Glad you liked it 🙂 If you want to make a Biscoff cookie crust you wouldn’t need an egg wash.

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  • Jackie August 24, 2020, 7:30 pm

    This is a delicious recipe! I have made it 4 times this summer and each time the pie has been absolutely wonderful! I’ll be sad when I cannot get fresh strawberries for a while!

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  • Wieneke August 15, 2020, 2:44 pm

    I love this pie, thank you for sharing it with us! I have followed the crust recipe to the t, but have experimentet with the filling. Have so far made it with strawberries, plums, cherries and a mix of peaches and apricots. They were all wonderful. I think the plum filling was my favourite. (the cherries, peaches and apricots had the be cooked for a while before i could mash the for the glaze)

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  • Catherine June 24, 2020, 9:57 pm

    Great recipe!!! My pie was delicious! The video was a nice guide for beginner bakers like myself.

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  • Corynn June 23, 2020, 1:29 am

    I work in a seasonal produce store that sells local produce and today I came home with almost 4 pounds of jam strawberries that didn’t sell. This was the perfect way to use them up; the fact that they were soft didn’t matter. The berries I used were puget crimsons, ones that were red all the way through, and it looked amazing and tasted delicious!

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  • Robert June 17, 2020, 8:33 pm

    First time making a fresh strawberry pie and this one is a winner! Followed the directions exactly except I simmered the filling for about 8 minutes and then cooled it in an ice water bath. It came out nicely “jelled” in a most delicious way. The whole family is already asking me to make it again. Just wondering if you think using crushed chocolate wafer cookies for the crust would work?

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    • Joanne September 23, 2022, 11:49 am

      We are thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe! Yes, a chocolate wafer crust would be lovely.

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  • Mary June 15, 2020, 6:06 pm

    Was excellent. Turned out great. Will make again

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