A quick and simple recipe to turn fresh picked-strawberries into a decadent pie filling. Use to make pies, top cheesecakes, or just simply serve over ice cream.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Combine mashed strawberries and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil and simmer for about 3 minutes. Strain juice from cooked strawberries and add enough water to make 1 cup juice. Discard pulp.

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  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and salt in a saucepan; stir strawberry juice into sugar mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until clear and thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir sliced strawberries into strawberry sauce.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 29.8g; fat 0.3g; sodium 74.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
Great! I made with Mini Cheesecakes III from this site. This recipe definitely makes more than what is needed for 12 mini cheesecakes. The only thing I did different was puree the strawberries and juice in the first step as opposed to straining it. This made the sauce less translucent (and maybe less perfectly pretty), but was still delicious, and I felt better about not wasting those great strawberries! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2016
This pie tasted very good but was soupy. Disappointed because the pie didn't set right and had to be scooped out with a spoon. I used 1/2 cup sugar because I read reviews that said it was too sweet. I wouldn't think that the sugar reduction would make it soupy. This recipe is a topping not a pie filler. Would be perfect on strawberry shortcake. 1/2 cup of sugar made this plenty sweet and I'm glad I didn't add the 3/4 cup. Read More
(5)
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
Great! I made with Mini Cheesecakes III from this site. This recipe definitely makes more than what is needed for 12 mini cheesecakes. The only thing I did different was puree the strawberries and juice in the first step as opposed to straining it. This made the sauce less translucent (and maybe less perfectly pretty), but was still delicious, and I felt better about not wasting those great strawberries! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2012
This was so easy and simple. My first strawberry pie and it was DELICIOUS! Make sure to use fresh strawberries in season. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2013
I made this recipe with a class of first graders to make strawberry turnovers by filling puff pastry squares. They especially loved mashing the strawberries. It is literally so easy a six-year-old can do (most of) it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2014
As written it was good enough to tweet. It was soupy and a tad too sweet. The second time I made it I decreased the sugar to 1/2 C. For the 1 C of strawberries I used my Magic Bullet. No need to strain! I used 4 T of cornstarch = gelled perfectly! It even sliced perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2014
Gosh...very easy! I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and it was plenty sweet. I pulverized the strawberries with my cuisinart stick blender then strained it for seeds. I used all the purée. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2016
This pie tasted very good but was soupy. Disappointed because the pie didn't set right and had to be scooped out with a spoon. I used 1/2 cup sugar because I read reviews that said it was too sweet. I wouldn't think that the sugar reduction would make it soupy. This recipe is a topping not a pie filler. Would be perfect on strawberry shortcake. 1/2 cup of sugar made this plenty sweet and I'm glad I didn't add the 3/4 cup. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2014
Used 1/2 cup coconut sugar instead of white because its way more healthy. Turned it an ugly brown color but I don't care much about that. I also kept the mashed strawberries and mixed them in. Also use potato starch instead of gmo corn starch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2013
I thought the glaze was very good however it was a little to sweet for me I think next time I'll decrease the sugar to 1/2 cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2013
Delicious! I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and used a homemade pie crust. Great to make ahead because it needs plenty of time to set if you are making pie. Read More
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