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Strawberry season is almost here, and I could not be more excited about making my favorite strawberry pie recipe. This no-bake Strawberry Pie is made with Jello and fresh berries and is a great make-ahead dessert.

It is super easy and quick to make. It is perfect for summer get-togethers or nice to have in the fridge for day-to-day enjoyment.

You might also enjoy another favorite fresh berry recipe. Blueberry crisp is a family favorite for a summer dessert.

Slice of Strawberry Pie on a plate

Ingredients in Strawberry Pie

This is what you will need to make a strawberry pie:

  • 1 Pint of Sweet Strawberries – The fresher, the better.
  • 1 Cup Sugar – Provides sweetness.
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Small Box of Strawberry Jello – Use a 3oz box that is about 4 servings.
  • 3 Tbsp. Corn starch
  • Prepared Gram Cracker Crust or Pie Crust – You can use a prepared pie crust or make your own. A graham cracker crust is a great option, as well as a traditional pie crust. A prepared pie crust makes this recipe super quick and easy to make.
  • Cool Whip (Topping Option) – You can use any whipped topping you like.
ingredients to make a strawberry pie with pie crust

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Pie Baking Supplies

  • Measuring cups
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • Rolling pin
  • Paring knife
  • Pastry mat
  • Spatula
  • Pie plate (this one is my favorite)
  • Pie weights or dried beans
  • Parchment paper

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How to Make a Strawberry Pie

Before you begin making the pie filling, you will need to blind-bake your pie crust.

Blind Bake Pie Crust

If you are making your pie crust from scratch (this is my go-to pie crust recipe) or using a rolled refrigerated crust, you will need to blind or pre-bake your crust to achieve the perfect pie crust. Follow the package instructions. I use a piece of parchment paper to line the crust, then I fill my pie crust with dried beans and bake it at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Then I lift the parchment paper to remove the beans and return the crust to the oven to bake for two more minutes. Allow to cool.

glass pie plate with a pie crust lined with a piece of parchment paper and dried beans

Allow the pie crust to cool before filling.

Note: Omit this step if you are using a prepared graham cracker crust.

A baked pie crust in a glass pie plate

Making the Strawberry Pie Filling

Mix the corn starch into a cup of water until fully dissolved.

Mixing the cornstarch and water in a Pyrex measuring cup

Add the cornstarch mixture to a medium-small saucepan.

Adding the Cornstarch and water solution to the mixure

Now add the sugar and Jello powder to the pot.

Adding sugar to the mixture
Adding the jello powder to the mixture

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat for about a minute, stirring constantly. Make sure to stir gently to reduce the amount of bubbles in your Jello.

Stirring the jello mixture

Allow for the Jello mixture to cool for about 10 minutes… In the meantime, wash and cut up your pint of strawberries. Cutting smaller strawberries in half should be enough, but you may want to cut them into quarters with larger strawberries.

Cutting up the strawberries over the pie crust

Assembling the Pie

You can cut up your strawberries, place them directly in the pie crust, and drizzle the thickened strawberry pie filling mixture over them.

Pouring the jello mixture directly on the strawberries in the pie crust

Or you can put your slice strawberries in a larger bowl and pour the Jello mixture over them.

pouring the jello mixture on the strawberries in a large bowl

Then stir to make sure the strawberries are fully coated. This method ensures that the strawberries are thoroughly coated but dirties an extra dish.

Mixing the strawberries with a spoon in a large bowl after pouring the jello mixture on them

Spoon the coated strawberries into the pie crust.

Putting the strawberries into the pie crust

Place the pie into the refrigerator for around 2 hours or until the Jello fully sets up.

Strawberry pie in a glass dish

Fresh Strawberry Pie Serving Suggestions

This strawberry pie recipe is amazing when served with a dollop of Cool Whip or topped with whipped cream on top and garnished with a strawberry or sprig of mint. I have a post about propagating mint so you can start your own mint plant and have fresh mint whenever you want.

If you have the time, you can whip up some homemade whipped cream for the topping.

Slice of Strawberry Pie with Kool whip and a strawberry on top

Questions You May Have

Can I use a graham cracker crust? Yes, a graham cracker crust is an option for this pie.

Also, to make this pie even faster, you can use a frozen pie crust in a foil pan. I find this option the best when you want to make and take this pie or give one away. There is no pie plate to return.

How should I store my pie? This pie must be refrigerated, covered with foil or plastic wrap, or placed in an air-tight container. It can last for about 3 days in the fridge.

Why is my Strawberry Pie watery? A watery Strawberry Pie could be the result of not boiling the filling long enough or not allowing enough time for the filling to set. It could also be that the pie needs to go back in the refrigerator because the filling begins to soften from sitting out too long, and cooling it will return it to a solid state.

Slice of Strawberry Pie with Kool whip and a strawberry on top

Strawberry Pie

This is a no bake pie made from fresh strawberries and Jello placed in a pie crust. It is a great spring and summer dessert for any gathering.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: No bake pie, Strawberry Pie
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 288kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pint Strawberries Fresh as possible
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Small Box of Jello
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Graham Cracker Crust
  • Cool Whip Topping

Instructions

  • Mix the cornstarch in to the water and add into sauce pan.
  • Add sugar and Jello mix into sauce pan as well.
  • Bring to a boil for one minute stirring the whole time.
  • Let mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  • Cut up the strawberries either in half or in quarters.
  • Place cut up strawberries in bowl and pour the cooled Jello mixture over them.
  • Stir the strawberries and Jello mixture until the strawberries are fully coated.
  • Spoon the strawberries into a prepared pie crust.
  • Place in refrigerator for about 2 hours or until the Jello sets up.
  • Enjoy with a dollop of Cool Whip.

Equipment

Pie Plate
Sauce pan
Whisk
Paring Knife
Large Mixing Bowl

Notes

This pie should be stored coved in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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Esmé Slabbert

Friday 17th of May 2024

Perfect for the strawberry season we have at present. Super delicious I visited you via A Morning Cup of Joe. My entries are numbered #36+37 Please join us at SSPS: M-S https://esmesalon.com/tag/seniorsalonpitstop/

Beth Rebstock

Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Best pie recipe for strawberries hands down. Made this and it was delicious. Will make many more ❤️

Alex

Thursday 21st of March 2024

You were doing well. Such a great article with interesting ideas quordle

Richard

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Instant jello or the jello you boil to make?

Ann Y.

Monday 12th of June 2023

Thanks for sharing this....guests coming this weekend and this will be the perfect treat !

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