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Fresh Strawberry Pie

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Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to enjoy fresh strawberry pie. I love it when bright-red, juicy strawberries start making an appearance at farmers markets and grocery stores. Sometimes I’ll buy strawberries from vendors selling large flats of them on street corners near neighborhood parks, major traffic intersections, and entertainment venues. When I see juicy strawberries I immediately start craving fresh strawberry pie.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

A fresh strawberry pie is quick and easy to make! You can use a store-bought refrigerated pie crust or a homemade pie crust. Today I used a homemade pie crust that I made in 5 minutes flat – it was super easy to do. I love that my recipe produces a pie crust that’s always tender and flaky.

Homemade Pie Crust

Below is all you’ll need to make a fabulous fresh strawberry pie: a pie crust, strawberries and strawberry glaze. That’s it! I also use homemade whipped cream, but that’s optional. (I’ll explain about the pinto beans in just a bit.) Line a pie pan with the pie dough. You can leave the edges flat, crimp them, or roll them inward. When I’m feeling fancy, like today, I crimp the edges. With a fork, prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust several times to prevent bubbles from forming as it bakes. Today I forgot to prick the sides – the phone rang and I got distracted. Oh well, life happens!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

To further help the pie crust hold its shape, line the pie crust with a piece of parchment paper. Add pie crust weights to weigh down the dough. For this I just use dry beans. But you can use dry rice or dry wheat berries – items you may already have in your pantry. If you bake pies regularly, it might be helpful to invest in a set of ceramic or metal pie weights that you can purchase online from Amazon.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

When using a store-bought pie crust, pre-bake it according to package directions. For a homemade pie crust, bake it at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes or until the whole crust is just slightly golden brown. To prevent over browning, I recommend tenting the entire pie crust with foil during the first 20 minutes of baking. Remove both the foil and the pie weights and continue baking for the final 15 minutes.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Just look at that beautiful flaky crust. It’s just waiting to become a fresh strawberry pie! Mmmm…

Fresh Strawberry Pie

While your pie crust is in the oven baking, rinse and hull the strawberries.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Transfer the strawberries to a large mixing bowl. Pour the strawberry glaze directly over the strawberries. Gently fold in the glaze with a spatula so that each and every strawberry is well coated. I love using Marie’s glaze for strawberries. It has no high fructose corn syrup and is made with real sugar. But it’s not super sweet at all. It’s the perfect flavor and consistency for a fresh strawberry pie.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

In the past, I’ve experimented with different homemade strawberry glaze recipes to copycat Marie’s glaze, but the gelatin coatings are always off. They just don’t taste the same, they have a different viscosity, and some have a texture that’s downright gritty. Most times homemade is better, but sometimes it’s just not worth the hassle.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

A container of Marie’s glaze for strawberries is just $1.99 at local markets in California. Find it in the produce section near the strawberries. I always buy two so I’ll have an extra one on hand just in case I need to make a second pie. What do you think of this luscious, glamorous fresh strawberry pie with a bakery-style look? If you’d love to make homemade whipped cream for yours, you can find my easy recipe here.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Refrigerate your fresh strawberry pie until it’s ready to be served. For parties, you can present your fresh strawberry pie just like this or with a bowl of whipped cream on the side. I always keep in mind that some guests might not be able to have dairy. Serving it this way, you can rest assured that all of your guests who’d like a slice of fresh strawberry pie can enjoy one.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Because my family loves whipped cream on their fresh strawberry pie, I happily piped some along the edges. It looks fancy, but took very little effort! I popped a size-21 Wilton tip inside the corner of a quart-sized Ziplock and filled it with whipped cream. I squeezed the Ziplock as I went along the pie crust edges in a swirly motion. Who wants a piece of this fresh strawberry pie?

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I have several different types of pie plates in my kitchen: ceramic, glass, stoneware, and metal. For fresh strawberry pie, I love using a Pyrex glass pie plate with fluted edges. To hull strawberries quickly and easily I use a very handy (and inexpensive) kitchen tool. It’s perfect for coring tomatoes too! See a similar one below.

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie


Description

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to enjoy fresh strawberry pie. I love it when bright-red, juicy strawberries start making an appearance at farmers markets and grocery stores.


Ingredients

Pie crust, store-bought or homemade

Fresh strawberries (48 ounces), rinsed and hulled

Marie’s Glaze for Strawberries, 14 ounce container


Instructions

  1. Line a pie plate with pie dough. Prick the bottom and sides of the unbaked crust. Line the crust with parchment paper and add pie weights to prevent the pie from bubbling up and becoming disfigured while baking. To prevent the crust from over-browning, tent the entire pie crust with foil during the first half of the baking time. If using a store-bought pie crust, pre-bake according to package directions. For a homemade pie crust, bake at 375 degrees for approximately 35 minutes or until the entire crust is a light golden brown. Cool the pie crust completely.
  2. While the pie crust is baking, rinse and hull strawberries.
  3. Transfer strawberries to a large mixing bowl. Pour strawberry glaze over the strawberries. With a spatula, fold the glaze into the strawberries. Make sure all strawberries are well coated with glaze.
  4. Spoon the strawberries into the baked and cooled pie crust. Refrigerate your fresh strawberry pie until you’re ready to serve it. Enjoy!
  5. Optional: Garnish or serve with whipped cream.

  • Category: breakfast, snack, dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American, French

Keywords: strawberry pie, strawberry pie recipe

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HOW TO MAKE FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE > Your Thoughts

Have you had a chance to enjoy a slice of fresh strawberry pie this season? Did you know how easy it is to make fresh strawberry pie? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

52 thoughts on “Fresh Strawberry Pie”

    • No worries, Melissa! Time flies. Spring and summer will roll around again and fresh strawberry pie will be back in season before you know it. I hope you’ll enjoy a delicious slice then. :-)

  1. I have never tried to make my own pie but it is one of my favourite deserts to have in the summer so I would love to give it a go! Yum x

  2. Denay your recipes always look so good! I love that this is an easy recipe and something I could make after I get home from work if I want a sweet treat!

    • Lynn, thank you so much! It makes me so happy to know that you love my recipes. Fresh strawberry pie is the perfect treat after a long day’s work.

  3. That strawberry pie makes me hungry. I wish I have at least half of your cooking skills. I might just eat that strawberry straight. Haha.

    • Making a fresh strawberry pie is just as easy as it looks! Thanks so much Analie for visiting me here on Confetti and Bliss.

    • Brittany, thanks so much for your sweet comment. I hope you’ll enjoy a delicious slice of fresh strawberry pie before the season comes to an end!

  4. These strawberries look so tasty! Our eyes eat first and if we can capture that aesthetic, the rest is easy!

    • Haahaaha… Ashish, I complety agree! Our eyes definitely eat first. Thanks so much for coming by to enjoy this recipe for fresh strawberry pie!

  5. That has got to be one of these easiest pies ever made. Not to mention, the most gorgeous pie as well!

    • Angela, I couldn’t agree more! Fresh fruit pies are amazing. I bet your cherry pie was super scrumptious! Just yesterday I was admiring the beautiful cherries at my neighborhood market.

  6. Oh my gosh, yes. I do love a strawberry pie and this looks amazing. The peach pie looks fabulous too! I’m a fan of all fruit pies!

    • Thank you Amber. I want you to know how much I appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment. I hope there’s a fresh strawberry pie in your future! :-)

    • Yay! Robin, I’m so excited that you’ll soon be enjoying a fresh strawberry pie with your family. They’re going to love it!

  7. Oh my goodness now this sounds like the most amazing strawberry pie I love the strawberries are so fresh I need to try it!

    • Sarah, once you have a taste this fresh strawberry pie, you’ll want to make it again and again every spring and summer!

  8. This is making me so hungry! I love strawberries! Just so delicious and sweet! Your recipe sounds so good! I’ll remember to try it!

  9. Oh wow this looks soo good and the freshness of those strawberries just speaks for themselves. Such a beautiful dessert and looks so tasty.

    • Thank you Joan! I love that there are so many bright and beautiful red strawberries at the market right now. When making a fresh strawberry pie I love how the strawberry glaze makes their vibrant color really pop!

  10. My daughters love strawberries and we often go strawberry picking near our home. We love strawberries so I’m sure we’d love this pie!

    • Strawberry picking is such a fun family activity! It’s been way too long since I’ve last done that. Now I’m inspired to visit a strawberry field before the season has come to an end. Thank you so much Nay for stopping by and leaving a comment. :-)

  11. My family and I love strawberries! Your fresh strawberry pie looks and sounds like a perfect treat for summer!

    • Hello Heather. My family enjoys cool, refreshing desserts during the hot days of summer. I know a fresh strawberry pie will be appreciated by your family too!

  12. This strawberry pie looks AMAZING!! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. I am going to have to attempt to make this for myself and the kids!

  13. You make it seem really easy and I bet it tastes like heaven! Strawberry season has passed here but next year for sure!

    • Fresh strawberry pie does take like a slice of heaven! Akamatra, I hope you’ll have a chance to enjoy this yummy dessert next year.

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