Summer Fresh Strawberry Pie


A spin on a favorite from Strawn's Eat Shop in Shreveport, Louisiana - best fresh fruit pies ever! Plan to share this strawberry pie - it's best within about 24 hours of making it - or put on your stretchy pants and eat the whole thing yourself. You may or may not be sorry.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup water, divided

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 3 drops red food coloring, or as desired (Optional)

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust

  • 8 ounces heavy whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or to taste


  1. Stir sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a medium saucepan. Add 3 tablespoons water and mix into a paste.

  2. Bring remaining water to a boil in a pot. Add to sugar mixture slowly. Let mixture simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and clear, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, almond extract, and red food coloring.

  3. Let mixture cool for at least 15 minutes; fold in strawberries. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Chill until set, at least 1 hour.

  4. Whip heavy cream in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer; add confectioners' sugar slowly until combined. Spread topping over chilled pie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
18g Fat
40g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 34mg 171%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* 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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