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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie | www.somethingswanky.com

This is one of those recipes that really make it a crying shame you can’t just reach through the screen and take a bite. It’s that good.

Have you ever had Strawberry Jell-O Pretzel Salad (if you’re not familiar, recipe coming soon!)? This pie tastes a lot like that. It uses a spectacular graham cracker crust (recipe from Crazy for Crust), which is perfectly buttery and sweet.

The beautiful and SO SIMPLE strawberry filling can be made with fresh or frozen berries and comes together in a snap. Topped with whipped cream and more graham cracker crumbs, this pie combines the best of summertime flavors and textures. Serve it chilled for the perfect creamy, dreamy potluck or BBQ dessert!

Strawberry Pie | www.somethingswanky.com

This strawberry pie takes about 30 minutes to pull together. After that, stick in the fridge and forget about it until you’re ready to serve. Spread with whipped cream and plate it up!

Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • Baked Graham Cracker Crust (recipe found on Crazy for Crust)
  • 6 cups hulled strawberries (whole or halved, fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 8 oz Cool Whip for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the strawberries, 1/4 cup water, and sugar to a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Place the remaining 1/4 cup of water in a small ziptop bag with the cornstarch. Seal and shake until cornstarch is dissolved. Pour liquid into the saucepan, and begin stirring.
  3. Stir regularly until sauce has come to a boil. Allow to boil (and continue stirring) for 3-4 minutes until thick enough to coat a spoon.
  4. Pour the filling into the baked pie crust. Chill for at least 3-4 hours until set (overnight would be awesome).
  5. Spread whipped topping over the top of the pie before cutting and serving.
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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

12 comments on “Strawberry Pie”

  1. Oh my gosh. WHY DON’T I LIVE NEXT DOOR TO YOU? I need this pie, in a bad way. I’m glad you liked the crust! Thanks for the link love! xo

  2. I am so in love with this pie and I haven’t even tasted it yet!

    Can not wait to make this! Thanks for sharing another killer recipe :)

    Love your work :) :) :)

  3. I love that this is such a fast pie to whip together! I would have never guessed that – looks way more complicated! And it looks delish, oh that filling, yes! Pinned :)

  4. I love it! Thanks for this recipe, You’re too funny!
    Manuella

  5. Oh my gosh! How have I not found your blog before? Your photos are just stunning. I loooove this super bright effect with the perfect focus. So, so, pretty and inspiring to me. Have you ever considered adding photography tutorials to your repertoire? I would be first in line :)

    • You are so sweet!! Thank you! And omg-absolutely-not!!! (on the photog tutorials). Unfortunately, my photography skills are still MAJORLY a work in progress. But I’m always on the lookout for awesome tutorials to learn from, so if you have any faves, let me know! I really like Kevin and Amanda for photography/camera tips :)

  6. I loved Dorothy’s graham cracker crust tutorial! And this pie complements the crust so perfectly!

  7. I think I just fell in love with this pie! My hubby is a freak about strawberry pies – as in, he is CRAZY about them. Maybe I’ll make this for him if he’s being a good boy :) Pinned!

  8. This pie looks soooo good! I love the juicy strawberry filling and that delicious light whipped topping, perfect for summer!

  9. This has summer written all over it. It looks delicious! Pinning to try soon.

  10. Gorgeous looking pie! I just want to dig right in!

  11. This just made it on the top of my list of treats I need to make ASAP! It looks scrumptious!

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