Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs
Adopted recipe. This makes a nice, full pie. I would recommend using a higher sided pie plate to avoid any spill-over. You can make the pie shell and clean and hull the berries while the sugar mix cools to save some time.Prep. time is apprx. I forgot to time myself when I made it. oops. Cooking time is actually chilling time.My girls both loved this. It was equally good with or without the whipped cream.You could top it with whipped cream and decorate with additional strawberries if desired.
- 1 9-inch pie shell, Baked
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin
- 2 lbs apprx 4 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- In medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; add water and lemon juice.
- Over high heat, bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; cook and stir until slightly thickened and clear, 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir until dissolved.
- Cool to room temperature.
- While mix cools, bake pie crust (if necessary) and clean and hull strawberries.
- Stir in strawberries; turn into prepared pastry shell.
- Chill 4 to 6 hours or until set.
- Serve with whipped cream if desired.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
I have "assembled" strawberry pies in the past (prepared crust, store bought glaze), but this time I decided to make one from scratch for my friend's birthday party. The glaze did not set firmly...or even close to firmly...after 4 hours of chilling. It made for a rather unfortunate presentation although the flavor was good and I received several compliments on it. I will use this recipe again but I will add more cornstarch (or maybe plain gelatin?) next time so that it holds together a little better. Thanks for posting! I won't ever buy that stuff in jar again!
I used a pre-made cookie crust (Keebler chocolate) so the recipe was no bake. The filling didn't set up firmly, which made serving more challenging but made for a much more pleasant feeling in the mouth so the serving challenge can be forgiven. I'll be making this one again! Thanks for posting.
This recipe is FANTASTIC! It surely beats the ready made glazes. We have a restaurant called Shoney's in the South and they pride themselves on their strawberry pies. They are good! Our oldest son always wanted a Shoney's Pie for his teenage birthdays. This year our daughter and son-in-law came in for Thanksgiving and we were going to celebrate her birthday early. SHE asked for a strawberry pie as well.I got the strawberries and could not find glaze at the store so I came to my FAVORITE place to search for recipes. I selected yours, and I will NEVER use ready made glaze again! Thanks for sharing!