A Strawberry Pie for the First Day of Spring

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When I think of Spring cooking and baking, I always think strawberries, asparagus, chives popping up in the garden, rhubarb, peas, and more.  But today to celebrate Spring it’s going to be a creamy strawberry pie made with puréed fresh strawberries in the filling.

Top with whipped cream on the edges and sliced strawberries.

The plate looks exactly like the pie.  I didn’t even do that on purpose!

The pie has to chill at least 4 hours before serving or it can even be made a day ahead.

Don’t you love the happy colors of Spring?

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Springtime Strawberry Pie
  • 1 baked 9-inch pie shell
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin (from a small box of Knox gelatin)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup puréed fresh strawberries
  • Few drops of red food coloring
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Extra whipped cream and sliced strawberries, for garnish
  1. Mix sugar, gelatin, and milk in the top of a double boiler and heat over simmering water until steaming hot. Mix a little hot milk mixture into yolks and return to pan. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes until thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and mix in lemon juice, puréed strawberries, and food coloring. Transfer mixture to a medium mixing bowl and place in refrigerator. Chill until the mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully or it will set.
  3. Whip the cream with the confectioners' sugar until firm peaks form, then fold into the strawberry mixture. Spoon into the baked pie shell and chill at least 4 hours, or it can even be made a day ahead.
  4. To serve, whip enough heavy cream to be able to pipe around the edges of the pie. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries. Serves 6-8.


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6 Responses to A Strawberry Pie for the First Day of Spring

  1. March 20, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

    Happy Spring to you, too! And with Spring comes my favorite treats; Marionberry & Triple Berry PIes, along with fresh Peach Pie or Cobbler. Looks like I may be adding this recipe to my Springtime favorite pies, too. Yum!

    • March 20, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

      Kim, your pies sound amazing!!

  2. April 26, 2023 at 11:18 am #

    I’m making it right now, but am experimenting with a miniature version. I used 1/3 the ingredients, mixed the gelatin, sugar, milk and egg yolk all together in a regular saucepan (no tempering), heated to dissolve gelatin, then folded in the berries. Let gel to mounding stage, folded in sweetened whipped cream and put in a pie dish — used a mini ceramic one with a small batch of crust. Hopefully it will set.

    • April 26, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

      Hi Anna- I hope the small version of the pie works out and you like it. On another note, I continue to enjoy seeing Emma on your social media with all her amazing accomplishments!

  3. April 27, 2023 at 8:16 am #

    Came back to say the pie was excellent!! I was short on gelatin and used only 1/2 teaspoon for my little 1/3 of the batch mini pie, so when I make the full pie I’m going to try to get away with just 1 1/2 teaspoons gelatin rather than the full envelope. This was exactly the kind of pie I wanted. Thank you!

    • April 27, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

      So happy you liked it, Anna!

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