Fresh Strawberry Pie

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This recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie is a great one to make when you have access to loads of sweet, fresh strawberries.

overhead shot of Fresh Strawberry Pie with serving spatula and blue and white checked napkin with fresh strawberries on top

How to make Fresh Strawberry Pie:

This pie starts with a buttery, vanilla wafer crumb crust that is scented with orange zest.  The filling is made up of a pile of fresh strawberries that are coated with a quick and easy, homemade strawberry syrup.

Slice of Fresh Strawberry Pie displayed on a glass plate with whipped cream and fresh mint on top. Fork on the plate. Whole strawberry pie in the background.

A generous dollop of whipped cream is added to individual slices for serving.

Fresh Strawberry Pie in a glass pie dish. blue and white checked napkin with fresh strawberries on top.

I love to make Fresh Strawberry Pie as a summer dessert.  It’s nice for parties, of course, but it’s also nice to just make a pie and eat it one slice per day.  Can you manage yourself to stick with just one slice per day??  I know it might be tough to do, but if you stay on schedule, you can enjoy it for four days if you share it with a friend!

overhead shot of Slice of Fresh Strawberry Pie with whipped cream and fresh mint and a fork. the rest of the pie is in the background

Fresh Strawberry Pie is also a good one for gifting.  Give this beautiful creation to someone who needs cheering up.  Or bring it along to your next gathering with friends or family.  Everyone appreciates a homemade dessert.

If you’re looking for more recipes using fresh strawberries, you might also like to try my Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler or this Instant Pot Strawberry JamWatermelon- Strawberry Caprese Salad, Strawberry Crisp, and Strawberry Scones are also delicious strawberry recipes to try!

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Grab some sweet, fresh strawberries and make this pie!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 8 serving
Calories 337kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pie, strawberry



  • 50 vanilla wafers
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  • 2 cups halved ripe strawberries (washed and hulled)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 cups halved small ripe strawberries (washed and hulled)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Process the wafers in a food processor until finely ground. Add the butter, sugar and orange zest and pulse just until combined. Pat the crumb mixture over the bottom and up the side of a greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.


  • Mash 2 cups of strawberries in a saucepan, using a potato masher. Stir in the water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press the strawberry mixture through a sieve into a bowl, discarding the solids and reserving 1 cup of the liquid. Add additional water if needed to measure 1 cup.
  • Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and mix well. Stir in the reserved liquid. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Arrange just enough of the 6 cups of strawberries to form 1 layer over the baked crust. Spoon about 1/3 of the sauce over the strawberries and top with remaining strawberries and remaining sauce. Chill for 3 hours or longer. Serve with the whipped cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 85.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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  • Luke Markiewicz wrote:

    This tasted fantastic and was easier to make. Unfortunately, I found out that the crust became soggy the morning after I made it.

  • Ahbree wrote:

    Is the heavy whipping cream just to make homemade whip?

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  • Natalie wrote:

    I love strawberry desserts! This pie looks so delicious!

  • Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert wrote:

    I adore this kind of pie! Love the wafer crust and how easy it is to make. So pretty too! Thanks for the recipe 😉

  • Melissa Sperka wrote:

    An absolute MUST make at this time of year!