Here is a fresh strawberry pie recipe that’s naturally sweetened with honey! This strawberry dessert makes a festive summer treat for the 4th of July.
By Elsie, Contributing Writer and Site Editor
I can’t think of a more delicious way to showcase fresh strawberries than in a cold, lightly sweetened, bursting-with-juice strawberry pie. This dessert will be the show-stopper at your 4th of July picnic, or any time you serve it this summer!
You can enjoy cooked pies in the winter with frozen berries, but in the summer, seize the chance to enjoy no-bake pies with fresh berries! My recipe respects the natural sweetness of strawberries, adding only a hint of honey that accentuates rather than overpowers.
This strawberry pie is one of 75+ real food recipes in my eCookbook, Real Food for the Real Homemaker, a resource for the homemaker who wants simple, classic recipes that are easy to make and don’t require strange ingredients!
Cut a big slice of pie, pour yourself a glass of creamy raw milk, and savor a summer afternoon!
Naturally Sweetened Fresh Strawberry Pie
- 1 baked and cooled pie crust (pg. 159 of Real Food for the Real Homemaker)
- 6 cups fresh strawberries (about 3 pints)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup raw honey
- Wash and hull the strawberries. Put two cups of strawberries in a saucepan with the water. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes; crush the berries with a spoon or potato masher.
- In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and lemon juice. Pour slowly into the berry mixture, stirring constantly. Let the berries thicken and bubble for about 3 minutes, then remove from heat. Stir in honey.
- Cut the remaining strawberries in half and pile them into the pie crust. Pour the cooked berries over evenly. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator, at least 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream or homemade custard ice cream.
Recipe from Real Food for the Real Homemaker, page 168
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Other strawberry recipes you might enjoy:
Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Cheese Filling
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I need to try this. One of my favorite desserts in the world is the strawberry pie my grandmother always made. It’s very similar to his, but it calls for jello and a cup of sugar. Maybe I could eat even more of it if I make it your way! 🙂
Oh, you totally could! (:
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup
I love strawberry pie, especially in the heat of summer and with homemade crust! I don’t know why, but I never thought to make it with honey. Great idea. I love dessert recipes that not only taste great, but you can feel good about eating. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I thought the honey taste might come through too strong–but it doesn’t! This is strawberry-flavoured all the way!
Enjoy your summer!
Mmmm, I purchased some fresh picked strawberries yesterday after I read this recipe. It’s in the fridge and ready to take to a friend’s gathering today. Cannot wait to dig in!
Oh, that’s wonderful! Thank you for letting me know! And I hope everyone loves it!
This looks really yummy! Did I miss the recipe for the pie crust?
It was just for the filling.
What size pie crust does this fit? Thank you!
This pie was perfect! My grandmother made a strawberry pie, but it was made with jello and I wanted to try one made from real ingredients. I subbed a bit of strawberries with blueberries for extra pectin. It was delicious and my new favorite way to have strawberry pie. Thanks for sharing it with us!
What about the other 4 cups of strawberries that weren’t put in the saucepan?
I do t think I’ve attempted to read a recipe with more ads than this. Took all the joy out finding a new recipe.