Our Favorite Strawberry Pie


I had Strawberry Pie for breakfast today. And a teensy slice again for lunch. And if it's up to me, my sweet husband will make me one more Strawberry Pie so we can enjoy a little more for dessert tonight. πŸ™‚ I think I have a Strawberry Pie addiction.


The very first time that my husband called to invite me out on our first date (I figured he was on the church's evangelism team trying to convince me to go to church . . . really!), I asked him what he'd spent his day doing. Sure enough, as a twenty-three year old guy right out of college he'd taken his weekend off from work and wentΒ strawberry picking, and made a Strawberry Pie just for himself that day. Sure sounded like a good guy to me . . . (Little did I know then that I was hooked!)

So, every year we pack up our kids and head out to strawberry pick, and you can bet they gobble down every berry they can manage while they pick a few too.


Enough about our strawberry history, you just want the recipe, right? πŸ™‚ Strawberries have just become in season here in North Alabama (we picked these last weekend at Browns Farms), and hopefully we'll all see falling prices on strawberries over the next few weeks. Here's how to make it in your kitchen:

James's Favorite Strawberry Pie


  1. baked pie crust
  2. 4 cups strawberries, drained
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 1/4 cup corn starch
  6. 4 tablespoons strawberry Jell-o


  1. Bring water, sugar, and corn starch to boiling on low heat, until thickened (you'll need to stir this constantly)
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of Strawberry Jello, cool slightly.
  3. Drizzle jello mixture over berries
  4. Refrigerate until firm, slice and enjoy!






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  1. That looks so good! Sounds like you chose a keeper!

    • He’d definitely a keeper – it still cracks me up to think of him telling me that the first time we talked!

  2. I use the same recipe. It is delicious!!

    • I think it must be a Calvert City recipe Judy ~ James almost wouldn’t let me post it because he said it was “top secret”! πŸ™‚

  3. Yum! I can’t wait to make this pie I was getting ready to look up your baked spaghetti recipe and I saw this pie so now I can make dessert πŸ˜‰ Thanks Laurie you always do a great job !

    • That spaghetti is my favorite – if you had these together for dinner you’d definitely have some happy eaters Tina! πŸ™‚

  4. I feel silly asking, but 4 T of jello – are you talking about the powder in the box BEFORE you make it into jello?
    Are there 4 T in a small box or do you need a large box? Could you slice the strawberries before mixing in the liquid stuff in order to make it easier to eat?? Or is there a reason to leave them whole and big like that in the pie shell?

    • Don’t feel silly – I should have said that Renee! You use the powder before making it into Jello – it takes most of a small box. πŸ™‚ We leave them big because they taste so good that way (it’s just the way my husband’s always done it), but you could definitely slice them smaller. Hope that helps!

  5. Jennifer G. says

    YUM!! You know what that reminds me of? The pies Strawberry Shortcake makes! At least the ones I remember from the books I use to have!

  6. Your pictures look divine! Yum! I make a strawberry pie similar to this, but always make a graham cracker crust. My recipe says to use whole strawberries too, but I always slice them. The only other difference is my recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and a whole 3oz box of jello.

    I have also switched this up and used whole blackberries and blackberry jello. My was that good. (It wasn’t as sweet as the strawberry, but if you like blackberries it was yummy. Especially with homemade whipped cream!)

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  8. i have been looking for a strawberry pie recipe thank you very much!

  9. I have some frozen strawberries that I picked a couple of weeks ago in North Georgia. I wonder if I could use those? I probably should thaw them first. Thanks for another great recipe! You are awesome!

    • I think you’d just want to thaw the strawberries and drain them well first Selina – hope that helps! You’ll love this one ~ ours is chilling in the fridge now and it’ll be all I can do to keep my family away from it ’til tomorrow!

  10. Mary Cadden says

    I love strawberry pie. When I make it I also put a little homemade vanilla custard on top of the pie crust.

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