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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Chilling Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 42 mins

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
Servings: 6 - 8 slices
Calories: 230.8 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 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
  1. Mash 1 cup of the strawberries and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Arrange the remaining 5 cups of berries in the baked pie shell. Spoon the glaze over the berries, coating each one.
  4. Place pie in the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream just before serving.
Recipe Notes

*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.
Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of the pie (not including whipped cream))
Calories 230.8 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g
Sodium 159.1mg7%
Potassium 189.3mg5%
Carbohydrates 46.8g16%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 31.5g35%
Protein 1.7g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.