This is a quick and easy fresh strawberry pie recipe that tastes like summer itself.
Strawberry pie, made out of fresh, especially local, strawberries is such a wonderful treat.
You wouldn’t think it could be good for you, but strawberries are one of the healthiest foods around. (Okay I admit, the sugar isn’t that great. But it is a treat.)
You will see in the “Variations” section below that this same recipe can be easily converted into a fresh raspberry or peach pie recipe, or into individual strawberry tarts.
Whatever way you make it, you just have to give this recipe a try.
Strawberries are not only delicious. They are super healthy for us. Eating them for dessert is not just a treat – it’s good for us.
Strawberry Pie Recipe
- 1 pie crust, single crust, prepared
- 6 cups strawberries, about 1 1/2 quarts, divided
- 1 cup sugar, or equivalent amount of sugar substitute
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- Mash enough berries to measure 1 cup. (Keep the nicest berries whole to use as the pie filling).
- Stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water and crushed berries gradually. Cook all over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute longer. Let cool.
- Beat cream cheese until smooth. Spread it on the bottom of a cooled baked pie shell. Fill the shell with the whole strawberries. Pour cooled cooked berry mixture over the top. Chill for at least 3 hours to set.
One pie is about 6 servings.
- For strawberry tarts, just replace the pie pastry with individual tart shells. Follow the same instructions as the pie.
- To change this strawberry pie recipe into one of the nicest fresh raspberry desserts, substitute 6 cups of fresh raspberries for the strawberries. An easy raspberry pie recipe.
- Replace the strawberries with about 7 cups of sliced fresh peaches (about 7 medium peaches) for an easy peach pie recipe. To prevent the peaches from browning dip them in a mixture of ascorbic acid and water or lemon juice and water. Drain well before adding to the pie.
I have noted this as a Diabetic recipe because you can pretty much eliminate the sugar content if you want to. You can replace all or at least half of the sugar with a substitute like Stevia or coconut sugar. That would lower the carb count by an amazing amount and make this a healthy diabetic dessert. We all need a bit of sweet in our lives at some point!
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