This pie is my specialty. It's fairly simple to make but so dramatic to serve. The ultimate taste of spring, this luscious pie has such a big, fresh berry taste I've had many request to bring it to gatherings. --Janet Mooberry, Peoria, Illinois

Allrecipes Member

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, mash enough berries to equal 3 cups. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the mashed berries and water; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; add food coloring if desired. Pour into a large bowl. Chill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is just slightly warm. Fold in the remaining berries. Pile into pie shell. chill for 2-3 hours. In a small mixing bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle pudding mix over cream and whip until stiff. Pipe around edge of pie or dollop on individual slices.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 75.2g; fat 19.2g; cholesterol 40.8mg; sodium 199.8mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (9)

Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2007
Very good pie indeed with a lot of eye appeal. The only change I made was to add a "splash" of chambord, which brightened the strawberry flavor on this February day. I didn't add the red food coloring as I felt that it would look unnaturally red. I can't wait to try this recipe again when strawberries are in season! The one thing that the recipe doesn't tell you to do is to wash and hull the strawberries. I know it's probably an obvious step for an experienced cook, but for those who might not know, for the 2nd half of the strawberries where they are added whole, make sure that the berries have also been drained & dried before adding or the extra moisture could throw off the consistency of the cooked puree . Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Delish! I used to have a recipe like this but it was lost, the only thing different is to put a thin layer of cream cheese on the crust before the strawberries, this keeps the pie crust from getting soggy and the tang of the cream cheese helps the pie not be sooo sweet! Very excellent recipe Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2008
I doubled the recipe for a party last night, and it was my first time making it, but it was a HUGE hit. I did add a little less sugar to the mashed berries, but I added a touch (1.5 tablespoons) of confectioner's sugar to the freshly whipped cream. I will definitely make this again...my husband hates pie and ate two servings! Read More
(7)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2007
This pie was a BIG hit! My dad even changed his Key Lime birthday pie to this strawberry pie. The only change I made to it was I cut back the sugar by a 1/2 cup and it was still just as sweet. We absolutely loved it!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2009
Yummy Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
I don't have a lot of experience making fruit pies, and following this recipe yielded a good pie. I made as written and while I know berries and tastes can vary, there is an awful lot of sugar in the filling, to the point it takes away from the delicious flavor of the berries. I will try 1 cup the next time, if they are sweet overripe berries I might cut down to 3/4 cup. The cooked filling was a great consistency though, I look forward to trying the method with peaches. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(3)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This is a delicious pie! Perfect ending to our meal with guests this evening. Everyone loved it. Followed recipe except I under estimated how many strawberries I had in the fridge and ended up about a cup short of what I needed to finish with the whole berries. This made the pie a little thin, which didn't matter to anyone how it looked because it tasted so good! Oh, and I was lazy this evening and didn't make the cream/pudding garnish. Still absolutely delicious and will make this again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2010
My boyfriend mentioned he missed the old fashioned strawberry pies so I thought I'd surprise him. This recipe was a hit. It's a lot of strawberries, but I really did use them all. The only changes I made were adding a touch of vanilla and balsamic vinegar to the mashed berry mixture... not enough to pick out the flavors, just deepens it a bit. He loved it, and there is plenty left over for guests tomorrow. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This is indeed a straightforward and delicious recipe. It yields results only as good as the berries you use. I'm not sure I understand the ratings below 5 stars when the reviewers raved about the recipe. I guess it doesn't matter.... I just wanted to say Great job! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and hey- why not make a peach recipe out of this for us? Read More