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Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Grandma's Strawberry Pie is an old fashioned strawberry pie recipe using fresh strawberries.  Learn how to make strawberry pie filling from scratch with this easy recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh strawberry pie, grandma's strawberry pie, strawberry pie, strawberry pie filling from scratch
Servings: 8 pieces
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 quarts strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)
  • pre-baked pie crust (regular or graham cracker crust)

Instructions

  • Cut strawberries into large pieces; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring water, sugar and cornstarch to a full boil; whisking constantly.
  • Boil until the mixture turns clear in color; remove from heat.
  • Stir in almond extract and red food coloring. Let sit for 20 minutes to cool.
    Grandma's Strawberry Pie is an old fashioned strawberry pie recipe using fresh strawberries.  Learn how to make strawberry pie filling from scratch with this easy recipe.
  • Pour over strawberries and stir. Pour into pre-baked pie crust.
    Grandma's Strawberry Pie is an old fashioned strawberry pie recipe using fresh strawberries.  Learn how to make strawberry pie filling from scratch with this easy recipe.
  • Refrigerate for approximately 2 hours before serving. Eat the same day, if possible.
    Grandma's Strawberry Pie is an old fashioned strawberry pie recipe using fresh strawberries.  Learn how to make strawberry pie filling from scratch with this easy recipe.

Notes

  • Use fresh strawberries in this from scratch strawberry pie filling recipe.
  • I like to cut the strawberries in large pieces; feel free to cut them smaller, if desired.
  • Whisk constantly while boiling, and when the filling becomes clear, remove from the heat.
  • Almond extract gives this homemade strawberry pie filling amazing flavor. Omit it if desired, or substitute vanilla extract.
  • I serve this in both pre-baked traditional pie crusts and graham cracker crusts. Both are tasty.
  • This from scratch strawberry pie filling is perfect served over shortcakes or biscuits too.
  • This pie filling is best served the same day; the strawberries begin to turn darker in color and slightly mushy if left overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Love strawberries? Try Grandma's Strawberry Freezer Jam.