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Strawberry Pie

Starring fresh-from-the-patch berries, this ruby-red pie comes from Barbara Budlow Schneider, whose recipe appears in their family cookbook, pens Linda Skiles of Lyons, Wisconsin.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped topping, optional


  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the gelatin and lemon juice; stir until dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Add strawberries and stir gently to coat. Spoon into pastry shell. Chill until set, about 3 hours. Serve with whipped topping if desired.

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  • lukesmommy15229
    Mar 23, 2016

    I've made this pie many times, as written, and it is wonderful! A couple of my tweaks: use 7-Up or some other lemon-lime soda in place of the water, add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tbsp. after removing from the heat, stir till butter is melted. It adds a note of richness and silkiness to the pie! Oh, and top with freshly whipped cream!

  • carolynstowers
    Nov 18, 2015

    Yes. I tried the recipe my husband and I loved it. I have been searching for a good strawberry pie recipe that didn't taste like jello with strawberries. The only change I made was to add 3 tbs. of Karo clear syrup to the cornstarch and sugar before boiling. This does give the pie a smoother texture.

  • maskuslm
    Jul 28, 2013

    I lost the fresh strawberry pie recipe I received from mother-in-law and searched TOH hoping I could find a recipe close to it. This is the exact recipe. So good!

  • MollyMoocher
    Jun 18, 2013

    I made this recipe, but substituted Margarita Jello, because that is what I had on hand. It was delicious. This will be my "go-to" fresh strawberry pie recipe from now on. There are only 2 people in our household, so we can't eat an entire pie. I cut into this pie and then refrigerated the rest. With this filling, the bottom did not get soggy, a problem I've had with other strawberry pie recipes.

  • Jones1228
    Apr 15, 2011

    Good strawberry pie. Reminds me of my moms

  • Lillyshore
    Jun 30, 2009

    has anybody tried this recipe?

  • jadagl
    Apr 7, 2007

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