Strawberry Pie without Jell-O®

This strawberry pie recipe was inspired by my grandpa's famous (at least famous among our family and friends) pie recipe. He made strawberry pies every summer and always put the filling in a graham cracker crust and topped it with Cool Whip®.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 (9 inch) deep-dish graham cracker pie crust

  • 1 (8 ounce) tub whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®)


  1. Slice 3/4 of the strawberries and place in a bowl.

  2. Puree remaining strawberries in a food processor until smooth and transfer to a saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar, water, cornstarch, and lemon juice and bring to a boil, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir continuously until as thick as jam, about 5 minutes more. Pour mixture over sliced strawberries in the bowl and stir to combine filling.

  3. Pour filling into pie shell and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. Slice and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to use a plain deep-dish pie crust. You can use whipped cream in place of whipped topping.

You can add a few drops of red food coloring to the pureed strawberries to get a more vibrant red color for your pie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
8g Fat
58g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 68mg 338%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 203mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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