Easy Strawberry Pie

strawberry-pieI know it is not officially strawberry season, but prices on strawberries just hit 99 cents a pound in my neck of the woods. At that rock-bottom price, it is time to stock up!

Since it was already in the 80′s today here in Texas, I was craving a cool dessert. I whipped up this strawberry pie in just minutes! Okay, not really. I actually searched for a strawberry pie recipe and found that most of them call for ingredients I do not normally have on hand (gelatin).

But I thankfully I did find this simple one, with only 4 basic ingredients. My kind of recipe! :) Oh my goodness it turned out beautifully and was so delicious. A frugal and refreshing treat, indeed.

Quick and Easy Strawberry Pie


  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked (I totally cheated and used a pre-made crust, don’t judge me)
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced*
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)

1. Arrange half of strawberries in baked pastry shell. Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

2.In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over berries in pastry shell. Chill for several hours before serving.

3. In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Serve each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream. Or just grab a can of ready-whip. ;)

*Tip: Use a nifty strawberry slicer to save time! If you don’t have one, an egg slicer will do.


If you prefer to make your own crust (probably much yummier), I recommend Lori’s perfect pie crust recipe. You could also adapt this to be gluten-free with Linda’s pie crust recipe.

Are you seeing great prices on strawberries in your stores? Tune in tomorrow, when I will be sharing a whole slew of strawberry recipes from around the blogosphere!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. oh man, I LOVE strawberries so this would rock my world!! Looks so great Lys!
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Cookies Bring Families Together =-.

  2. Yep, definitely some judging going on here for using a pre-made crust! ;)

    That looks awesome… and I disagree that the whipped cream is optional. :)
    .-= Rachel @ Surviving The Stores´s last blog ..New Month = New Coupons on Coupons.com! =-.

  3. Yum! I think this will be on the menu this week!

  4. Yum! I want this now! I haven’t noticed strawberries being on special but will be looking for sure now. Oh and hey – I think you should get extra credit for linking to two homemade options for pie crusts. Have a blessed week!

  5. My Mom used to make strawberry pie, but I can’t find her recipe! Yours sounds lovely; I look forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This looks wonderful! Strawberries are still $2.50/pound here, but I hope the price will be dropping soon.
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Gratituesday – April 6 =-.

  7. One of my husband’s favorite desserts is strawberry pie–I usually try to make it around this time of the year when strawberries are in season (and cheaper!).

    Love the sound of this version, and that it’s made with ordinary pantry ingredients.

    Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman´s last blog ..This is For the Birds! =-.

  8. This looks simple and delicious- a perfect dessert for after a yummy grilled Springtime meal!
    .-= JessieLeigh´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday: Happy Easter 4/4/10 =-.

  9. I have a strawberry pie recipe I got from our local strawberry farm and it has strawberry jello in it. SO good! Add a little Cool Whip and it’s divine.
    .-= KC´s last blog ..Another Frugal Day! =-.

  10. This sounds so yummy and easy! I am loving the great prices on strawberries right now!
    .-= Stephanie @ Couponing 101´s last blog ..CVS: New April Monthly Deal on SoyJoy Bars =-.

  11. Nothing says springtime like fresh strawberry pie! Yum!
    .-= Melinda´s last blog ..Oven Fail =-.

  12. I just saw an article this morning that there is a record breaking strawberry season! :D WOOHOO!! Love strawberries!! :D This pie sounds scrumptious! I’m putting it on my list, so when I grab some strawberries I can make it. :D
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Spicy Orange Beef & Recreating Your Ham Leftovers =-.

  13. Alyssa Francis says:

    Record breaking strawberry season? Yippee! That’s good to know, thanks, Sherry!

  14. I love that! I haven’t done strawberry pie since we don’t really do jello and food coloring any more. Looks great!
    .-= Cara @ Health Home and Happiness´s last blog ..What Makes Kids Picky? =-.

  15. Strawberry pie is so yummy, this makes me want to make one!
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Goin’ To The Gym =-.

  16. The strawberry pie looks great and I LOVE the strawberry slicer. So great! Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
    .-= Lisa@Blessedwithgrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… What’s an egg to do? =-.

  17. Alyssa Francis says:

    Cara- I hear ya! We are a dye-free family as well, so this was a nice option.

  18. I made this last week. It was delish! :D I posted a pic and my review on my Menu Plan Monday. :D
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Sweet and Smokin’ Pork Chops =-.

  19. Have made this twice now since finding this recipe 2 days ago! Yesterday, I didn’t have as many strawberries so I put a cream cheese mixture at the bottom, strawberries on top………so delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  20. Quick share from my mistakes…
    Don’t forget how easy they are to freeze and dehydrate. No need to let them go bad when you buy too many because the price is ridiculously low.


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