Fresh Strawberry Pie

Here’s a recipe for a delicious Fresh Strawberry Pie:


For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (or quartered if large)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

For garnish (optional):

  • Whipped cream
  • Additional fresh strawberries


1. Prepare the crust:

  • In a food processor, combine the flour and salt. Add the chilled cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together.
  • Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

3. Roll out the dough:

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a circle large enough to fit into a 9-inch pie dish.
  • Transfer the dough to the pie dish, trim any excess dough, and crimp the edges decoratively. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.

4. Blind bake the crust:

  • Line the crust with parchment paper or foil and fill it with pie weights or dried beans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and parchment paper/foil, then bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Allow it to cool completely.

5. Prepare the filling:

  • In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of the strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the butter until melted. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.

6. Assemble the pie:

  • Arrange the remaining fresh strawberries in the cooled baked pie crust.
  • Pour the cooked strawberry mixture evenly over the fresh strawberries, ensuring they are coated well.

7. Chill the pie:

  • Refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours, or until the filling is set.

8. Serve:

  • Garnish with whipped cream and additional fresh strawberries, if desired, before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie!

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