Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

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Our fresh strawberry pie recipe features slightly sweetened, plump strawberries topped with whipped cream. Strawberry season can’t get here fast enough!

While it might not be strawberry season, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fresh dessert. For example, you can make our 4 ingredient strawberry sauce anytime of the year.

Getting back to the pie, it uses a mixture of cooked berries and fresh ones to create a light and delicious pie sure to please the whole family.

The strawberry pie topped with whipped cream on a plate.

How to make a strawberry pie recipe:

First, start by washing and preparing your strawberries. You can either trim them and leave as-is or slice them. It’s up to you. Also, make sure you’ve already baked the crust and given it time to cool.

The washed and trimmed strawberries in a glass measuring cup.

Next, separate 1 cup of the strawberries and puree them using a food processor or blender. Dry off the rest of the berries and set them aside in a large mixing bowl.

Then, in a large saucepan over low heat, combine the berry puree with the cornstarch, sugar, and water.

One cup of pureed strawberries in a large metal saucepan.

While stirring, let the mixture cook until it becomes really thick. It should only take about 10 minutes in total.

Afterward, let the mixture cool for about 1 hour before pouring it over the fresh strawberries. Use a spoon to mix everything together.

The cooked strawberries have been poured over the fresh berries.

Now, transfer the mixture to the prebaked pie crust and place the pie into the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours.

Last, remove the pie from your fridge and serve it with whipped topping. That’s it, your fresh strawberry pie recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the dessert and wish you all the best 🙂

The strawberry pie has chilled and is ready to serve.

Recipe Tips:

  • Since the pie doesn’t have to be baked, it can be served chilled or stored in the freezer for a cold treat on a hot day!
  • We used a cup of sugar for our strawberry pie recipe; however, I recommend taste testing a little of the filling before chilling it. You may need to add a little more sugar if the berries aren’t sweet.
  • I don’t recommend using frozen strawberries for this recipe. Once thawed, they will release a lot of extra moisture into the crust, turning it into mush.
A large slice of pie showing all the fresh strawberries.

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Don’t forget to check out our Strawberry Pie web story!

A large slice of pie showing all the fresh strawberries.

Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

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Author: John
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Puree Cooling and Pie Chilling Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 1 9-inch pie crust, pre-baked and cooled
  • 8 cups fresh strawberries, about 2.5 lbs, washed, dried, tops trimmed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipped topping


  • Make sure you’ve baked the crust and given it time to cool.
    1 9-inch pie crust
  • Puree 1 cup of strawberries in a food processor until smooth. Place the remaining strawberries (either whole or sliced) into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Transfer the pureed strawberries to a large saucepan over low heat, and add the sugar, water, and cornstarch. Stir to combine, and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to stir for about a minute, then remove from heat. Let the mixture cool until it’s warm, not hot, about an hour.
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup water
    3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • After the mixture has cooled, carefully pour it over the strawberries in the bowl. Stir to ensure the strawberries are evenly coated then transfer to the baked pie shell. Return the pie to the refrigerator to set, about 4 hours. Serve with fresh whipped cream.
    1 cup granulated sugar


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 1 slice of the pie, topped with 2 tablespoons of whipped topping (when the pie has been cut into 8 equal sized slices). Actual calories will vary.
The dessert can be stored in your fridge for up to 3 days.
Notes: 8 cups of strawberries after the tops have been cut off and they’ve been hulled. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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