Luscious Strawberry Pie

Luscious Strawberry Pie

This is my original strawberry pie recipe, that came from a booklet from the Home Economics Department from PGE. Circa 1974

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, strawberry, strawberry pie
Servings 6


  • 1 -9 inch pie crust
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Red food coloring
  • Whipped cream


  1. Remove stems and wash strawberries. Drain thoroughly on paper towels.

  2. Place berries in previously prepared pie shell, arranging carefully, placing the biggest berries on top.

  3. Combine gelatin, water, cornstarch and sugar in saucepan. Cook, stirring, until clear. Add several drops of food coloring to make a rich red mixture. Cool 15 minutes.

  4. Pour over berries, making sure to cover all berries. Refrigerate entire pie

  5. Serve with whipped cream. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Notes

I now use Linell's Pie Crust recipe, and always make two pies. Aunt Linell’s Pie Crust

Covering the strawberries with the gel is very important. Sometimes takes a bit of work.

I had one particular boyfriend that loved these pies, and I would spoil him frequently with them when I could.