Strawberry Pie is so delicious with fresh berries and topped with whipped cream. This tasty strawberry pie filling with jello is an easy dessert.

Slice of strawberry pie topped with whipped cream.
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This no bake Strawberry Pie is a summertime staple without much work. Everyone looks forward to strawberry season and this old fashioned Strawberry Pie with Jello.

Each slice is sweet and delicious. With only a few ingredients, this pie is super easy. During strawberry season, we also like to make this Strawberry Trifle. You may even like this Strawberry Angel Food Cake Recipe.

Why we love this Strawberry Pie recipe:

  • Perfect for any occasion. It is such a tasty pie recipe to enjoy during the Summer months and very easy to make.
  • It’s easy to make. You don’t need to be a baker to be able to make this luscious pie.
  • Pantry Ingredients. The recipe only calls for a few ingredients. Most are pantry staples making it inexpensive.
Ingredients for strawberry pie.

Ingredients: 

  • Pre-made Pie Crust (9 inches) 
  • Fresh Strawberries 
  • Cornstarch 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Strawberry Jello (3 ounces) 
  • Water 
  • Whipped Cream (for serving) 

How to make strawberry pie:

  • Step 1. Prepare the pie crust. Bake the pie crust based on the package instructions and let it cool on a wire rack. It needs to be completely cool before adding the pie filling to it.
  • Step 2. Clean and slice the strawberries.  Then place them in the pie crust. We prefer the berries sliced but you can cut them in half if you prefer for larger pieces.
  • Step 3. Mix together the sugar and cornstarch. Stir together the sugar, cornstarch and water in a small saucepan.  Bring the mixture to a low boil and cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken using medium heat. The cornstarch will help to thicken Strawberry Pie.
  • Step 4. Remove from heat and add jello. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the strawberry Jello mix. Whisk until you dissolve the mixture.
  • Step 5. Allow to cool and pour into pie shell. Let the mixture cool for 10-15 minutes and then pour the mixture over the remaining strawberries in the pie crust. 
  • Step 6. Place in the refrigerator. Chill the pie in the refrigerator. It takes about 3 to 4 hours for the jello mixture to set.
  • Step 7. Top with whipped cream. Then the pie is ready to serve topped with whipped cream. 
Slice of strawberry pie topped with whipped cream.

Serving Suggestions:

Slice and top each serving with whipped cream. If you have extra berries, add a few for garnish. It will be so pretty!

We prefer to top each serving with whipped cream instead of the entire pie. This makes it easy to store the pie if you don’t plan to serve the entire pie at once.

Storage: 

Refrigerate the leftovers covered for up to 4-5 days. Cover with plastic wrap so it will stay fresh.

The pie crust will soften the longer it is in the fridge. We do not recommend freezing this pie. The texture of the jello mixture will change once frozen and thawed.

Variation:

  • Pie Crust Recipe. Substitute store bought for your favorite pie crust. Sometimes, we use graham cracker crust to make this fresh Strawberry Pie. It is delicious and easy if you prefer a no bake option.
  • Homemade Whipped Cream. If you have a few extra minutes, make homemade whipped cream to garnish the pie with. It is very simple and so delicious.
  • Sugar free jello. Feel free to substitute sugar free jello in this recipe.
  • Other fruit. This pie recipe is also great with peaches. Simply substitute fresh sliced peaches for the strawberries.

    Also, use peach jello with peach pie. You can also use blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.

Can you use frozen strawberries?

No, we do not recommend using frozen berries. They have a lot of extra moisture that will change the texture of the pie. It will be runny and not taste the same.

Fresh is definitely best in this recipe.

Choosing the best berries:

This recipe is best with sweet, ripe strawberries. Try to select berries that do not have any white around the stem. This means that the berries were not picked when they were ripe.

The flavor of the pie is better when you use in season ripe berries.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is in Strawberry Pie filling?

Simple ingredients make up this pie filling. You will find strawberries, water, sugar, cornstarch and jello.

The cornstarch helps to thicken the strawberry jellom mixture in the pie.

Do you need to cover the pie?

Yes, it is best to wrap the refrigerated pie in plastic wrap. This will keep it fresh and help to avoid the pie absorbing other flavors.

Why is my pie filling watery?

There could be a couple of reasons for watery pie filling. If the mixture did not boil long enough, it may not thicken properly and result in a watery filling.

Another culprit could be now allowing the filling to cool long enough. The recipe is very easy. Just follow precisely for best results.

Slice of strawberry pie topped with whipped cream.

This easy to make dessert is absolutely delicious and a popular Summer pie to serve. It is so flavorful and just tastes like Summertime. Our family looks forward to this pie and it signals the start of lots of fun in the summer.

Make it today for your family and see how easy and tasty it is.

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Strawberry Pie

5 from 4 votes
Strawberry Pie is so delicious with fresh berries and topped with whipped cream. This tasty strawberry pie filling with jello is an easy dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 261

Ingredients

  • 1 Pre-made Pie Crust 9 inches
  • 4 cups Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 pkg Strawberry Jello 3 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • Whipped Cream for serving

Instructions

  • Bake the pie crust based on the package instructions and let it cool on a wire rack.
  • Clean and slice the strawberries.  Then place them in the pie crust.
  • Stir together the water, sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.  Bring the mixture to a low boil and cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the strawberry Jello mix. Whisk until the mixture is dissolved.
  • Let the mixture cool for 10-15 minutes and then pour the mixture over the strawberries in the pie crust.
  • Chill the pie in the refrigerator until the jello mixture is set (approximately 3-4 hours).
  • Then the pie is ready to serve topped with whipped cream.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 261kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 12g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 301mg, Sodium 208mg, Potassium 126mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 19g, Vitamin A 438IU, Calcium 49mg, Iron 2mg

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