Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 22 mins

This is always the first thing I make when truly seasonal strawberries hit the market stands - I won't buy strawberries any other time, and I wouldn't make this pie with anything but the most aromatic berries.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick on a lightly-floured surface; fit it into a 10 inch glass pie plate, crimping edge decoratively.
  2. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Prick pastry lightly with a fork, line with foil and weight with dry beans or pie weights.
  4. Preheat oven to 375F and bake crust for 10 minutes, remove beans and foil, sprinkle bottom with almonds, and bake 10-12 minutes more, or until almonds are golden.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Hull and slice 1 pint of the strawberries and in a saucepan, combine them with ¼ cup water and sugar.
  7. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, and simmer 3 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and ¾ cup water, add to cooked strawberries and bring to a boil.
  9. Simmer, stirring, for 3-5 minutes, or until thickened, and stir in lemon juice.
  10. Hull remaining 1 ½ pints strawberries, arrange in pie shell, and pour cooked strawberry mixture over.
  11. Chill pie for 3-4 hours or until set.
  12. In a chilled bowl, beat cream, vanilla extract and icing sugar until it holds soft peaks and serve with pie.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful pie. I made this exactly as written except that I didn't make the whipped cream (not enough room in my kitchen for the mixer) I used store bought whipped cream. I'm sure it's even better with the homemade. Thanks Ev, another keeper!

Hey Jude April 11, 2004

I'm sorry but I wasn't crazy about this pie. Maybe I will wait until the strawberries are more seasonal. But it was more the texture of the pie. It tasted like a cornstartchy thickening. Hard to explain. Plus after one day in the fridge it ran and the crust got soggy.

Sunnee50 May 20, 2010

Great pie. I used a graham cracker pie crust and left out the almonds since I didn't have any. Also reduced the sugar to 3/4 of a cup as the strawberries were very sweet. I have already been told that I have to make this again.

Sandyg61 May 13, 2006

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