My Favorite Fresh Strawberry Pie

Total Time
30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is my favorite strawberry pie because you can count on it to set up perfectly every time and the crust is never soggy. It also tastes great! I found the recipe many years ago in my local newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch; set aside.
  2. Crush (don't puree) one pint of berries in blender or with potato masher, and add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups.
  3. In saucepan, bring crushed berries to a boil over medium heat, stir in sugar and cornstarch all at once. Stir constantly until thick and clear.
  4. Remove from heat and add strawberry gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
  5. Mix cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of hot cooked berries; spread mixture over baked pastry shell.
  6. Stand the uncooked whole berries, stem end down, on top of cream cheese.
  7. Pour hot cooked berries over whole berries.
  8. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  9. Garnish with whippped cream and serve.
Most Helpful

My favorite strawberry pie was a big success for Fourth of July dinner. I didn't make any changes (except I didn't have cream cheese, so I'll try that next time). It set up/sliced perfectly. I loved the extra Jello in it, but not too much to make it too "Jello-y" tasting. You should have seen my family devour it! Thanks, Chris from Kansas! Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado July 05, 2006

This pie is very pretty when it is finished. The cooked berries give a nice glossy finish to the fillling. The cream cheese keeps the crust from getting soggy even after a day or two in the fridge. Very tasty recipe - I will be making this again. Thanks!

JillAZ June 16, 2005