Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Secret Recipe Strawberry Pie

The other night my husband mentioned that a Strawberry Pie sounded good.
I said, "Be careful what you wish for!"

My "80-something" year old grandma is a famous pie maker!  Well, famous at least with friends, family, and those that frequent the restaurant where she has worked for over 20 years making her amazing pies.

For Easter dinner dessert, I decided to tackle one of her legendary recipes...Strawberry Pie!

Secret Recipe Strawberry Pie


1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (yes, I cheated here...)
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons corn starch
2 cups water
3 oz strawberry jello
1 1/2 quarts strawberries, sliced and dried
whipped cream


Bake a single pie crust as instructed on the package.

In a medium pot over medium heat, mix sugar, corn starch, and water.  Stir until thick and clear.  Remove from heat and stir in jello powder.  Let the mixture cool.  Add the strawberries and gently stir.  Pour into the baked pie crust.  Cover and refrigerate until firm.  Serve with whipped cream.

~ fill of bright red strawberries and a flaky golden brown crust ~

I have to confess...as you saw above, I cheated on the pie crust this time.  This one is a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.  If you need a quick pie crust, this is the one to use.  It's bakes up flaky and has just the right taste to match any filling.  One of these days, I might get brave enough to make one of my grandma's whole pies from scratch.  And if you're lucky, I might even share the crust recipe with you!  But for now, this one will have to do.

Love strawberry desserts?  Check out My Strawberry Roll.

Linking up at Foodie Friends Friday Daily Dish


  1. It's no secret anymore! This looks wonderful. Can't wait for the strawberries to come into season. Thank you for sharing such a luscious pie recipe.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

  2. My mouth is watering! Love me some strawberry pie!

    1. Hi Kim, don't we all?! It's so refreshingly sweet! :)

  3. My brother in law loves strawberry pie and I made it one year for him but it didn't turn out as well as yours does. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    1. I hope you'll try this recipe! My grandma has been making it for SO long and it's always a hit! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. I made this last night, but I used a crust recipe from one of my cookbooks. Your pie plate must be a lot deeper than mine, because I ended up having to make two pies to use up all this filling! It is delicious though!

    1. Hi Barb, my pie plate is 9.5 in wide and about 1.75 in deep. I did have some filling left over but not enough to make a second pie. I make sure to get most of the strawberries in the pie and surround them with the syrup. I'm glad it was still delicious for you. By making two, you had that much more to enjoy!


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