Fresh Strawberry Pie
This fresh strawberry pie recipe is a no bake delight that’s made with a graham cracker crust, loads of fresh strawberries and a sweet glaze. Top it with whipped cream for a show stopping finish to any meal!
Anything with strawberries is huge hit in my house. This fresh strawberry pie is a favorite because the glaze makes the strawberries even more delicious. Some other great recipes with strawberries are cheesecake stuffed strawberries and strawberry waffles.
I’ve been all about the berry recipes this summer, but I have to say, this fresh strawberry pie is the best yet! It’s a pile of fresh strawberries inside a graham cracker crust, topped with a flavorful glaze. And this strawberry pie also happens to be a no bake dessert, how can you go wrong with that??
How Do You Make Fresh Strawberry Pie?
This fresh strawberry pie starts with a an easy homemade crust. It’s a simple combination of graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter that is mixed together and pressed into a pie shell. If you’re really pressed for time, you can use a pre-made crust, although the homemade definitely tastes better.
After the crust is chilled, a whole pile of strawberries go into it. The glaze is a mixture of cornstarch, sugar, water and strawberry gelatin, which gets poured over the top of the berries to get that classic bright red sheen. The glaze also helps hold the pie together.
Tips for strawberry pie
- Look for strawberries that are all similar in size. I like to use small to medium sized strawberries because it makes the pie easier to cut into.
- While I love the look of the whole strawberries, if you prefer you can use sliced strawberries.
- Want a chocolate strawberry pie? Use Oreo cookies for the crust instead of graham crackers.
- You want to chill the glaze to lukewarm temperature before you pour it over the strawberries. If the glaze is too hot, it could heat up the strawberries and make them mushy in the pie.
- While I typically make this pie with just strawberries, you could also try a combination of mixed berries such as blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Should strawberry pie be refrigerated?
This pie doesn’t have a lot of active prep time, but you do need to chill it in between steps. After the glaze goes onto the berries, the pie needs to chill for at least an hour so that the glaze can set. I recommend storing the finished pie in the refrigerator so that the berries stay fresh and the glaze stays firm. This pie can be made up to 3 days before you plan to serve it.
Can you freeze a strawberry pie?
I don’t recommend freezing this pie because the fresh strawberries will retain a lot of moisture and be soft and mushy upon thawing. Cooked pies are a better candidate for the freezer.
Right before you serve your pie, add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint as garnish if you like. Then slice, serve, and wait for the rave reviews to come in!