This old-fashioned Fresh Strawberry Pie is the classic dessert you love! It’s perfect for spring and summer gatherings or even a weeknight family treat.
I can’t believe it’s already mid April. Where is this year going?? Since this is our first full year in Texas, I wasn’t sure what to expect with the weather. We moved here in the heat of the summer, and I was pretty sure it would never cool down. Winters got pretty cold though, even with some light snow. Spring has been gorgeous with plenty of days in the 60s and 70s. I’m realizing that although the summers are brutal, that 100-degree weather does only last a couple months.
My mom lives in Maryland (we’re trying to get her to retire to Austin this year), and I couldn’t believe she said they had snow in the forecast this month! While I’m expecting warm days, it’s still winter weather up north in April. What’s the weather like where you are this time of year?
The reason I’m talking about the weather is because this fresh strawberry pie definitely tastes like Summer! Nowadays, we can usually find strawberries in the grocery store all year long, but they always taste the sweetest in the summer. This easy pie is absolutely loaded with fresh strawberries, all held together a strawberry gelatin glaze. Top it with whipped cream or Cool Whip for a delicious treat!
I can’t take credit for this classic recipe. It can be found in just about every church cookbook or on the box of strawberry gelatin! I did add the step of spreading a thin layer of cream cheese on the crust to keep the filling from soaking the crust and making it too soggy. It also adds a slight cheesecake flavor, which is always welcome!
I hope you enjoy this fresh strawberry pie all summer long! You can also try adding in blueberries or peeled and sliced peaches with the strawberries to change it up. If you want to make it a truly no-bake recipe, try a pre-made graham cracker crust instead! Get creative with your easy berry pie and make it your own :)