Fresh Strawberry Pie

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Fresh Strawberry Pie

This my friends is one of those pies that sings to my heart. 

Fresh Strawberry Pie is almost like shortcake but in a Flaky Pie Crust or Graham Cracker Crust dependent on how you roll. One of the most important things when making a Fresh Strawberry Pie is making sure the strawberries are incredibly ripe.

I went all the way this time with a Flaky Crust because I was already making that luscious Lemon Meringue Pie I shared last week so I had a second crust needing to be put to use.

Lorna has been asking me to make another one since we devoured the first one in less then a day so I'm thinking maybe I'll have her help make another one for Easter. This is one of those desserts I could eat for breakfast or dessert for the rest of my life and totally be content.

I'm pretty sure my family will agree! 

First you'll need to bake 1 9" Flaky Pie Crust. You can find the recipe with step by step instructions for the crust here and baking it here.
Or you can use a 9" Baked Graham Cracker Cust and you can find instructions and recipe for a Graham Cracker Crust here.
In a blender puree 2 1/4 cups Chopped Strawberries, 1/3 cup Water and Juice of 1 Lemon until smooth.
(Pretend Picture Of 5 Cups Sliced In Half Strawberries Here)
Remove stems and slice in half another 5 cups of strawberries.
In a medium sized sauce pan whisk together 1 cup Sugar, 1/4 cup Cornstarch, Zest of 1 Lemon and a pinch of salt until well combined.
Slowly whisk in pureed strawberry mixture until smooth to prevent lumps.
Cook strawberry mixture over medium heat until thickened and bubbling.
Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract.
Fresh Strawberry Pie with easy to follow step by step photo instructions from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Arrange halved strawberries in baked pie crust and pour cooked strawberry mixture over the top.
Spread mixture evenly over the strawberries.
Refrigerate Strawberry Pie for 4 hours until cold or overnight.
Serve with freshly sweetened whipped cream and garnish with a strawberry on top totally optional.

P.S. Please check out the tabs on the top for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, cocktails, ect. and let me know what you think! I updated the tabs to be a visual recipe index hopefully making it easier for you to find the recipes you are looking for! 

yield: 10 Servingsprint recipe

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie with easy to follow step by step photo instructions from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 8 MINStotal time: 28 mins


  • 1 whole 9" Baked Flaky Pie Crust Or Graham Cracker Crust
  • 5 cups Stem Removed Halved Strawberries
  • 2 1/4 cups Stem Removed Diced Strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1 whole Lemon, Juiced and Zested
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream and Strawberries for Serving.


  1. Arrange the 5 cups strawberries in baked pie crust and set aside.
  2. In a blender puree the 2 1/4 cup diced strawberries, water and lemon juice until smooth.
  3. In a medium sized saucepan whisk together lemon zest, sugar, cornstarch and sea salt until well combined. While whisking slowly pour in pureed strawberry mixture to prevent lumps. Bring to a simmer over medium heat while stirring and cook until thickened and bubbling.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour hot strawberry mixture over the top of arranged strawberries and spread mixture evenly over berries.
  6. Refrigerate pie for 4 hours until cold or overnight.
  7. Serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream and additional strawberries.
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Fresh Strawberry Pie with easy to follow step by step photo instructions from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


  1. My little boy loves strawberry pie! I am sure he would love this. What a great way to welcome Spring!

  2. Wow, Nicole. Some of my favorite food memories immediately returned to me when I saw the pictures of your PERFECT strawberry pie. My dad's mom made the BEST strawberry pie on the planet (or so I thought as a child) and I considered it the ultimate dessert. I have to tell you, your pie rivals the memories I have of hers - simply stunning and it sounds delish! Your crust looks amazing, too, and I hope to try both this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes.

  3. I've never had a pie quite like this one. It is screaming for spring weather! Beautiful!

  4. Oh wow! This looks amazing, and for *sure* I would eat this for breakfast! Beautiful!

  5. Fresh strawberry pie is a favorite around here! Yours is beautiful!

  6. I clicked on this because strawberries also brings back found memories of my childhood!!! Nice photos and great recipe.


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