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Fresh old fashioned strawberry pie recipe on a white wooden surface garnished with whipped cream
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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie Recipe

Mom's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie recipe is a classic easy dessert for the spring and summer months!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned strawberry pie, strawberry pie recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 42 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 slices
Calories 230.8kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 9-inch deep-dish pie crust, baked*
  • 6 cups fresh hulled and halved strawberries, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional: few drops of red food coloring
  • Optional, for serving: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


  • Mash 1 cup of the strawberries and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, cold water and salt. Stir in mashed berries. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. If using, stir in food coloring. Continue cooking and stirring until thick and clear (about 3 more minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Arrange the remaining 5 cups of berries in the baked pie shell. Spoon the glaze over the berries, coating each one.
  • Place pie in the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream just before serving.


*I baked my frozen pie crust according to the package instructions. I thawed the crust for 15-20 minutes, pricked all over with a fork, and then baked in a 400 degree F oven for 11-14 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • This pie is best when prepared on the same day that you plan to serve it. I do not recommend assembling the pie the night before, because the berries naturally release juices as they sit -- making the crust soggy.
  • I like the shortcut of using a refrigerated pie crust or a frozen pie crust, which I bake according to the package instructions. If you prefer, you can use your favorite homemade deep-dish pie crust recipe and blind-bake the crust before filling.
  • Use the sweetest, freshest berries that you can find for the sweetest pie! I don't recommend using frozen strawberries in this recipe.
  • Garnish the pie with homemade whipped cream, canned whipped cream (such as Reddi-Whip) or whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), if you like. It's also great served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
  • You can also use this strawberry pie filling and glaze with a graham cracker crust. Here's an easy, step-by-step recipe to make your own graham cracker crust at home.


Serving: 1/8 of the pie (not including whipped cream) | Calories: 230.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.8g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 5.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Sodium: 159.1mg | Potassium: 189.3mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 31.5g