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Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

This Fresh Strawberry Pie is even better than our favorite restaurant pie. It’s fresh as can be, juicy, luscious, and stunningly delicious with just 3 simple ingredients in the filling. The all-butter crust is flaky amazing. 

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This Fresh Strawberry Pie filling has only 3 ingredients.

Fresh Strawberry PIe

Around here, we’re really into fresh berries all summer long. Straight from the farmer’s market or in the form of pie, you just can’t go wrong.

We’re all about the buttery flaky crust (no shortening here,) which hugs all the very best pies. From the Best Fall Apple Pie to this luscious Summer Blueberry Pie… it’s gotta have a flaky butter crust.

This fresh strawberry pie is even better than our favorite restaurant pie – we get to pick the best ripe berries and use only 3 real and simple ingredients to let the strawberries shine.

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Start with the freshest, ripest red strawberries you can find.

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Pie

  • Use the freshest, juiciest, ripest red strawberries you can possibly find. Be picky here, because the quality of your berries is everything in this strawberry pie.
  • We make a super simple strawberry filling with just 3 real ingredients: fresh strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch. That’s it. We cook down the filling until it’s perfectly thick and glaze-like. Nothing artificial, no fake colors, and only huge strawberry flavor.
  • NOTE: It’s important to let the filling reach lukewarm before pouring it all over the fresh berries that you’ve arranged in the baked pie shell. Then, you just set it in the fridge to chill and forget it for a few hours until it’s the perfect texture to dig into.
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The flaky butter crust sets this strawberry pie apart from the rest.

Nothing Beats a Flaky, Buttery Crust

  • A great pie always starts with a great crust. Our fave is this all butter (no shortening) crust that results in tender, flaky amazingness. Once you make the recipe for double crust dough, divide it in half. Use one crust for this strawberry pie and freeze half of the dough for your next pie!
  • Making your own amazing crust is really not hard, but if you’d rather brush a cat’s teeth than make pie dough, there’s no judgment for buying prepared dough. Disclosure: store bought pie dough won’t taste nearly the same because it just can’t, but it will work in a pinch.
  • You’ll bake the single crust in empty pie pan — known as blind baking — with pie weights to help the crust bake without puffing or bubbling up. You can also use dry beans or rice for DIY pie weights.
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Be sure to use stabilized whipped cream; no running, no melting!

Stabilized Whipped Cream Won’t Lose its Shape

Some fresh stabilized whipped cream makes it super pretty and delicious. You can make stabilized whipped cream a day in advance, pipe it on the pie when you’re ready, and feel confident that it will retain the shape you piped it into.

The glory of stabilized whipped cream is that it does not easily melt down, get runny, nor is it as temperature sensitive as regular whipped cream.

Once you experience the wonders of stabilized whipped cream, you’ll use it over all your desserts, from Strawberry Cake to Cheesecake Bites.

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Fresh strawberry pie keeps well in the fridge for several days.

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Fresh Strawberry Pie
Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use frozen strawberries in strawberry pie?

We strongly recommend that you use fresh strawberries, as frozen berries tend to contain more water. Though they may work for mashed berries, they won’t hold up well whole, nor will they have the desired texture.

What if my strawberry pie filling doesn’t set?

To ensure your strawberry pie sets, be sure to follow instructions for the thickening with cornstarch, which requires that cornstarch is fully dissolved with water prior to adding to filling. Be sure to give allow pie to fully cool at room temperature, followed by chilling in the refrigerator, for it to set.

Can you freeze baked strawberry pie?

We do not recommend freezing fresh strawberry pie, as the texture may change after freezing/thawing. Enjoy your pie fresh!

How long will strawberry pie keep in the refrigerator?

You can keep strawberry pie tightly covered and chilled for up to 3 days in the fridge.

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Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

5 from 59 ratings
This Fresh Strawberry Pie is even better than our favorite restaurant pie. It's fresh as can be, juicy, luscious, and stunningly delicious with just 3 simple ingredients in the filling. The all-butter crust is flaky amazing.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Amy Dong



  • Prepare: Preheat oven to 450F with rack on lower middle position. Press single pie dough evenly into bottom and up sides of a regular 9-inch pie pan (not deep dish.) Roll excess dough over edges and crimp well.
  • Bake Pie Dough: Line dough with parchment paper so that it's fitted and excess edges of paper extend 1-2 inches beyond pie pan. Fill with pie weights  and bake 12-15 minutes, watching so edges don't get over browned. Remove pie weights with parchment paper carefully and return empty pie shell into oven for another 5 minutes or until bottom looks dry/baked (cover loosely with foil if edges are cooking too quickly.) Let baked shell cool to room temp while you prepare the filling.
  • Make Filling: Mash 2 cups fresh strawberries. Transfer to a medium saucepan and add sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Add fully dissolved cornstarch/water mixture and continue boiling/stirring for 2-3 minutes or just until filling is thickened and glossy. Transfer filling to a shallow dish to allow quicker cooling; cool at least 10 minutes or to warm/lukewarm.
  • Arrange and Chill: Place remaining 4 cups whole strawberries evenly into the baked/cooled pie shell. Evenly distribute filling mixture over the strawberries. Chill at least 2 hours to set, before slicing. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.


  • It is of utmost importance that your cornstarch is 100% dissolved in water; be sure there are no traces of undissolved cornstarch, as even the tiniest bit will cause clumps in the filling. Tip: use your fingers to swirl cornstarch in small bowl of water to ensure results. 
  • If you make enough dough for a double crust, wrap half of the dough airtight and freeze for up to several weeks. Pie weights can be made out of uncooked/dry rice or beans as well. To quickly mash strawberries, I place them in batches on a large cutting board and cover with cling wrap. Using a meat tenderizer, I give it a few mild whacks to mash in a jiffy.
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ❤️

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.004g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Bake

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Recipe Rating


    • Alexis
    • 5 stars

    My kids love a fresh strawberry pie, your recipe sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing.

    • Gail Montero
    • 5 stars

    Flaky, buttery crust, and with freshest and juiciest strawberries, how can you go wrong with this delicious pie? YUM!

    • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    • 5 stars

    IS there anything better than fresh strawberry pie? I LOVE this recipe for making one at home. I just got a big thing of strawberries that this is perfect with.

    • Sondra Barker

    Yum- this pie looks so amazing! I definitely need to try out this recipe soon!

    • Alena
    • 5 stars

    Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit, so this strawberry pie is right up my alley! And it looks perfect for summer!

    • Marta
    • 5 stars

    You’re really speaking my love language with this strawberry pie. I can just taste the sweet, plump berries and flaky crust!

    • Jacqui DeBono
    • 5 stars

    My strawberries are just starting to flower, I cannot wait until we are getting bowls of delicious fresh strawberries from the garden! For the ones that we don’t eat straight from the plant, this recipe is perfect! And then later in the year, I must make your peach and apple pies!

      • chewoutloud

      So excited for fresh strawberry season! 🙂

    • Stine Mari
    • 5 stars

    I love how much berries there is in this one! It looks absolutely delicious and the perfect Summer treat.

    • Lesli Schwartz
    • 5 stars

    Such simple ingredients for a beautiful pie! I’m so happy that strawberries are back in season!

    • girlyvirly

    I am huge fan of strawberries desserts. This recipe looks so delicious. I defiantly want to try them at my home tonight.Thanks for sharing this recipe with us 🙂

    • Nati

    Strawberry pie is also high in my sweet tooth list! All my family loves strawberries and I’m sure they’ll go crazy for this pie!

    • tanviidotcom

    That looks absolutely decadent and delicious. Would love to get a bite right now 😀


    • Elizabeth O

    This strawberry pie looks incredible! Wow. It would make a lovely addition to a garden party this summer. I’d love to give it a go.

    • Claire Stokes

    Looks delicious, and it only took 30 minutes to make? Wow! I must try this 🙂

    • thekittycrumbles

    This looks and sounds amazing! Pinned so I can try it later!

    • thebusyboymama

    This looks absolutely mouth watering! Those strawberries look like the best ones I’ve ever seen.

    • Natalie

    This pie looks amazing and perfect for the summer!

    • Nancie

    The strawberry pie looks out of this world delish. I have to be honest, strawberries never last long enough in my house to make a pie. I usually eat them as soon as they are hulled and washed. 🙂

    • Emma Riley

    Strawberries is one of my favorite fruits and I like to eat it as fresh as possible.
    I do love to try this recipe, it looks so delicious and looks so easy to make.

    • Nicole

    Strawberry pie is my absolute favorite! My parents use to take us out for pie for special occasions, I almost always picked strawberry. SO GOOD!

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