Dessert | June 12, 2019

Fresh Strawberry Pie

It’s strawberry season!! Delicious, juicy red summer strawberry pie is in order. This fresh strawberry pie is no ordinary strawberry pie recipe- we take it up a notch by adding an incredible  sweet cream cheese layer. Crunchy warm graham cracker crust, toped with creaminess and sweet strawberries.

strawberry pie setting

WHEN IS STRAWBERRY SEASON?

You can make this pie all year round becuase strawberries are available all year round now. HOWEVER the best time to get the sweetest, juiciest strawberries (at the best price too) is in the late spring, summer. Berries are in full on harvest!

CAN I SUBSTITUTE OTHER FRUIT FOR THIS PIE? OR MIX THE FRUIT?

YES! Peaches are a wonderful substitute. Or make this a triple berry pie. Simple keep the fruit proportions the same, and use a jello flavor that is the same. So for peach pie use peach jello.

HOW TO MAKE SUMMER FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

Let’s start with the base. The graham cracker crust!

CAN I USE STORE BOUGHT GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST?

OFFFFF COURSE. If it makes your life significantly easier do it. aways. However, making your own crust is pretty dang easy. Let me show you how.

  1. Take 2 packets of crackers and in your food processor or blender pulse until crumbs. (You can also smash in a bag.)
  2. Add in sugar
  3. Add melted butter
  4. Pulse again until all ingredients are combined and wet.

graham crackers being puled in blender

Into your pie pan firmly press the crust down and around edges. Bake at 375 for about 7 minutes! Thats it! Let it cool before adding other ingredients.

graham cracker crust pressed into pie pan and cooked

MAKING THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER

You next layer is the sweet, creamy, delicious cream cheese. In a small bowl add cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until nice and fluffy.

cream cheese filling beaten

Spread it into the graham cracker crust once it has cooled. A nice even layer.

graham cracker crust with cream cheese layer

HOW TO MAKE THE STRAWBERRY PIE FILLING

What you need:

  • all the ripe delicious strawberries
  • jello- strawberry
  • corn starch
  • sugar

strawberries, corn starch, jello and sugar

In a small sauce pan add all ingredients and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Let the jello mixture sit until it comes to room temp.

jello mixture in small sauce pan and cut strawberries

Wash and cut your strawberries. I like to cut them into bite size pieces, for ease of eating and serving the pie. Pile the strawberries nice and high!

strawberries placed in pie crust

Pour the Jello mixture over the strawberries until it fills the pie crust.

jello picture poured over strawberries

HOW MANY PIES DOES THIS MAKE?

The jello filling makes about two 8 inch pies. If you are only making one 9 inch pie, there will be excess filling. Because there is excess filling this is why you add it very last. Don’t mix it in with your strawberries and dump into pie, it will overflow.

REFRIGERATE FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

Place pie to chill for about 3+ hours. When you are not eating the pie, place back into refrigerator. Because of the cream and jello it needs to stay chilled.

strawberry pie with whip cream on top

 

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strawberry pie setting
Summer Strawberry Pie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Refrigerate
4 hrs
Total Time
15 mins
 

Delicious perfect summer pie the whole family will love

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: america
Keyword: fruit pie, strawberry dessert, strawberry pie
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Cream Cheese Layer
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Strawberry Jello Layer
  • 1 3/4 c water
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 c corn starch
  • pinch salt
  • 1 3oz pkg Strawberry Jell-O (Substitute with peach Jell-O when using peaches)
  • 3 +C sliced fresh strawberries (for two 8 inch pies double this)
  • Whipped Cream for topping
Instructions
Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Mix your graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar together until all ingredietns are incorporated and wet. Press into 9 inch pie pie pan and bake at 375 for 6-7 minutes. Allow to cool.

Jello Layer
  1. In a saucepan combine water, sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. On medium-high, cook until thick and clear.
  3. Add Jell-O packet and stir well.
  4. Take off heat and let cool.
Cream Cheese Layer Instruction
  1. Whip cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a stand up mixer until creamy and smooth.

How to assemble the pie.
  1. Spread cream cheese into pie crust.

  2. Pile sliced strawberries on to cream cheese layer. 

  3. Pile them as high as you can.
  4. Pour cooled jello mixture over strawberries, until it reaches just below the top edge of the crust.
  5. Refrigerate 4-6 hours to set. Top with Cool Whip to serve! Enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

HOW MANY PIES DOES THIS MAKE?

The jello filling makes about two 8 inch pies. If you are only making one 9 inch pie, there will be excess filling. Because there is excess filling this is why you add it very last. Don't mix it in with your strawberries and dump into pie, it will overflow.

REFRIGERATE STRAWBERRY PIE

Place pie to chill for about 3+ hours. When you are not eating the pie, place back into refrigerator. Because of the cream and jello it needs to stay chilled.

Nutrition Facts
Summer Strawberry Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 274mg12%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. Hi Shannon, Good question! I’ve never frozen one myself, but I think it would do pretty well frozen. Just make sure to cover it and seal it well. I wouldn’t want to keep it frozen any longer that a few weeks.

  1. 5 stars
    Hi!

    I would like to make a fruity cake for my birthday in a few days. This recipe looks soooo good! Poorly it is winter, so here aren’t delicous fresh strawberries available … so I wonder if it also would work with frozen strawberries, what do you think?