Old Fashioned Strawberry Pie Recipe

Old Fashioned Strawberry Pie Recipe
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The recipe for Mom’s Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie is a traditional, uncomplicated treat for the spring and summer months!


  • 1 baked 9-inch deep-dish pie crust
  • 6 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved, divided
  • 1 pound of sugar
  •  Three tblsp of a cup of cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup of cold water
  • a 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • a few drops of red food colouring (optional)
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream is optional for serving.


  1. Set aside 1 cup of mashed strawberries.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, cold water, and salt in a saucepan. Add the mashed berries and mix well. Bring to a boil, continually stirring. Add food colouring as desired. Cook, constantly stirring, until the sauce is thick and transparent (about 3 more minutes). Remove from the fire and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Fill the baked pie shell with the remaining 5 cups of berries. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the berries, covering each one well.
  4. Place the pie in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to chill. Just before serving, top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


  • I followed the manufacturer’s directions for baking my frozen pie crust. I thawed the crust for 15-20 minutes before pricking it all over with a fork and baking it for 11-14 minutes at 400 degrees F until lightly browned.
  • It’s ideal for making this pie the day before you want to serve it. I don’t advocate putting the pie together the night before since the berries release fluids as they rest, making the crust soggy.
  • I appreciate the convenience of using a frozen or refrigerated pie crust, which I bake according to the package directions. You may also blind-bake the crust before filling it with your favourite homemade deep-dish pie crust recipe.
  • For the sweetest pie, use the sweetest, freshest berries you can find! In this recipe, I don’t advocate using frozen strawberries.
  • Top the pie with handmade whipped cream, commercial whipped cream (like Reddi-Whip), or whipped topping (like Cool Whip). It’s also delicious with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.
  • This strawberry pie filling can also glaze a graham cracker crust.


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