Introduction: Mom's Best Strawberry Pie

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My mother's recipe for strawberry pie that is wonderful any time of the year!

It does not take long to make, and is very easy too.

This recipe is written assuming you are using fresh strawberries, but can be modified to use frozen strawberries (handy when fresh are not available).

Step 1: What You Will Need...

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You will need:

1 Quart Strawberries
4 Table Spoons Corn Starch
1 Cup Sugar
1 3oz Packet Strawberry Jell-O
1 Cup Water
1 Large Graham Cracker Pie Crust
Whipped Cream (Your favorite kind, and as much as you prefer)


Use Splenda sugar substitute (1 cup) and sugar free Jell-O instead!

Tastes exactly the same!

Step 2: Start Mashing...

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In medium mixing bowl, mash 1/4 of strawberries and add water, sugar, and corn starch.

I recommend mixing the corn starch and water together before adding them to mixture to prevent lumps.

Step 3: Cut Em Up

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Slice remaining strawberries and reserve for step 6.

Step 4: Cook the Ingredients

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Put the mixture of strawberries, water, corn starch and sugar into medium sauce pan and cook until clear and thick.

Step 5: Mix in Jell-O and Cool

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Remove from heat and mix in 3oz box of strawberry Jell-O and let cool 15 minutes.

Step 6: Get Ready to Pour....

Mix in remaining strawberries and pour into pie pan.

For Frozen Strawberries:

Cook entire quart of strawberries instead of adding the rest later.

The rest of the recipie is the same.

Step 7: Get Ready to Serve!

Chill completely and top with whipping cream before serving.


seniorboogie (author)2008-11-01


ranman448 (author)seniorboogie2008-11-01

That's what I always say.... lol

pstretz (author)2008-08-12

my grandma used to spread cream cheese on the bottom of the crust before pouring in the strawberries. i love strawberry pie. great job!!

ranman448 (author)pstretz2008-08-12

Never thought of that.. Will have to try it out! I guess this would be good as a 1/2 cheese cake, 1/2 strawberry pie variant too...Hmmmm....

Lady Firelyght (author)2008-08-11

32oz Jello? That's 2 pounds. I wasn't aware that Jello came in boxes that big? This cake doesn't look too pretty, but I think you could jazz it up by maybe adding blueberries or completely covering it with whipped cream and garnishing it with strawberries and mint. Would probably taste great with a regular pie crust as well!

ranman448 (author)Lady Firelyght2008-08-11

Sorry, It's supposed to be 3oz. It's just a typo. I personally don't like blueberries, but I have used rhubarb and raspberries in this pie recipe. I would have added a prettier picture with whipped cream on it, but it never seems to survive long enough to get a picture of the completed pie. lol

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