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ABK's Fresh Strawberry Pie

ABK's Fresh Strawberry Pie is the best strawberry pie you will ever make. Made without Jello, it's the freshest pie filled with strawberries in a homemade flaky crust.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword american dessert, Fresh fruit, pie, strawberry pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling time, and time for pie to set up 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 1 8-inch baked and cooled pie or tart crust recipe for ABK pie crust
  • 2-3 quarts strawberries washed and hulled, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam homemade or store bought
  • red food coloring
  • Whipping cream


  1. Mash about 1 cup of the strawberries in a small saucepan.

  2. Add the sugar and strawberry jam to the strawberries in the saucepan. Stir to dissolve.

  3. Whisk in cornstarch, and cook over medium heat until bubbly and mixture begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.

  4. Add about 5 drops of red food coloring, stir. Set aside to cool. Or to cool faster, scrape out of pan and into a bowl and refrigerate.

  5. Cut the remaining strawberries in half and place in large bowl.

  6. After the cooked and mashed mixture is cooled completely, pour over the fresh strawberries, and fold together.

  7. Pour all of the strawberries into the pie shell. Refrigerate for about 2-3 hours. Top with whipping cream.

Recipe Notes

  • Use the freshest strawberries you can find, without bruises or discoloration.
  • Serve pie within about 6 hours of assembling if possible.
  • To make ahead (not more than one day)- Make the pie crust, cool completely. Make the cooked portion of the pie filling and refrigerate. Slice the berries and refrigerate.  2-6 hours before serving, whisk the cooked portion of the filling, fold the cut berries into the filling. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • You may use either a single pie crust or a tart shell.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Don't forget the whipped cream. Seriously essential!