Simple Strawberry Pie #SundaySupper

This simple strawberry pie, made with a fresh berry glaze, will be the first dessert to disappear at your next summer picnic or gathering! A buttery pastry crust filled with glazed berries allows the flavorful strawberries to be the star of the show! This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards. See below for details.

Simple Strawberry Pie | Luscious ripe strawberries, a fresh berry glaze and a buttery pastry crust showcase this seasonal fruit

Strawberry Pie

I’ve made those strawberry pies with a jello glaze in a pinch, but the artificial flavor and color detracts from the deliciousness of ripe summer berries. This strawberry pie is the second I’ve tested this summer and the obvious winner. This is a dessert only to be made at the peak of strawberry season, when the berries are sweet, ripe and juicy. With no other ingredients to disguise the strawberry flavor, you definitely want the best of the best berries

Simple Strawberry Pie | Luscious ripe strawberries, a fresh berry glaze and a buttery pastry crust showcase this seasonal fruit

National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month! I always love to pack up a stellar dessert to bring to a picnic. You’re not surprised, are you? And with the glorious fruits of summer, a pie is the perfect way to showcase them. So the cooler gets packed with ice, meat to grill, a couple salads and a fruit laden pie with a buttery pastry crust. A berry version is certain to please. Your friends and family will ooh and ah when you place this beauty on the picnic table—something homemade always steals the show.

Simple Strawberry Pie | Luscious ripe strawberries, a fresh berry glaze and a buttery pastry crust showcase this seasonal fruit

Gallo Family Vineyards Is Ready to Celebrate Picnics

Did you know that Gallo Family Vineyards sells mini bottles of many of their varietals? Perfectly portable for those backyard barbecues or summer picnics, the 187 ml. size helps prevent the need to re cork a half bottle at the end of the evening. For this Sunday Supper picnic, I’d tote along a few bottles of their Cabernet Sauvignon which pairs perfectly with grilled meats. And if you know my family, there are no sandwiches at picnics, but instead steaks or burgers cooked over a charcoal fire. Gallo describes their Cabernet as full bodied with rich with the flavors of black currants, blackberries and a touch of oak. Dry with a smooth mouth feel, it’s perfect for sipping during dinner—whether at an elegant dinner party or al fresco. I also adore a chilled glass of Gallo’s Pinot Grigio, a dry varietal with the flavors of green apple, peach and citrus.  It’s perfectly delicious with grilled chicken, salads as well as acidic ingredients like lemon and tomatoes. I’ll be packing a few minis of Pinot Grigio for our summer picnics, too. Scroll down to find a store that sells Gallo wines near you.Simple Strawberry Pie | Luscious ripe strawberries, a fresh berry glaze and a buttery pastry crust showcase this seasonal fruit

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Simple Strawberry Pie #SundaySupper

Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins

A pie recipe to showcase the best of the best summer berries! Adapted from Cook's Illustrated


  • One baked pie crust
  • 4 pints (about 3 pounds) fresh strawberries, gently rinsed and dried, hulled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sure-Jell for low-sugar recipes (the pink box)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Add 6 ounces of your strawberries to your food processor, process the berries till smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  2. Whisk the sugar, cornstarch, Sure-Jell, and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir in the berry puree. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a heatproof spatula, and bring to a full boil. Boil, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan, for a full 2 minutes. Remove to a large bowl and stir in lemon juice. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Pick out 2 pounds of attractive berries from those remaining. Cut large berries in half. Add the berries to the bowl with the glaze and fold gently l the berries are coated. Pile into the pie shell, turning the berries cut side up and arranging for a nice presentation. Refrigerate pie until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve within 5 hours of chilling.


Recipe Notes

Total time does not include cooling or chilling times.
Best served on day prepared.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 273kcal Calories from fat 70
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Carbohydrate 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 30g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Simple Strawberry Pie | Luscious ripe strawberries, a fresh berry glaze and a buttery pastry crust showcase this seasonal fruit

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For more picnic inspiration, check out this post on the Gallo Family website.
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And, again, Gallo’s website has more details about their Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

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  1. Simply stunning! Who would have thought that such a beautiful dessert so simple to make?

  2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I’ll bet this was amazing Liz! I had hoped to try a fresh strawberry pie this year but waited too long. I’ll stop back next spring for this recipe:@)

  3. Simple and a perfect dessert too. Wow at those strawberries. This pie really highlights them in such a wonderful way.

  4. This pie brings me right back to the states. Australians don’t do pie very often and I’m a pie lover from way back. I had my first glazed strawberry pie when I moved to Knoxville to go to college and I’ve been in love with this ever since. Strawberry season has just started in the north of Australia and I’m going to make this for myself. A treat for feeling better. 🙂

  5. If this doesn’t scream summer….This looks amazing, Liz!

  6. This pie screams summer! Love it!

  7. Like you, I love strawberries! I can see lots of strawberry posts in your blog, Liz. Love them all! xoxo

  8. The filling preparation sounds interesting and delicious, and not all gloppy. So pretty.

  9. Liz, your pie is to die for! I simply love it!!

  10. WOW that looks good Liz!! Is it bad that I am craving pie for breakfast now?

  11. That is a slice of berry deliciousness!

  12. Wow Liz, you can’t call this a simple pie it’s gorgeous!

  13. I seen your gorge pie on instagram and was just wondering, did you save me a piece or did Bill tackle the pie?!? LOL Just gorgeous Liz. Wishing you a super Sunday!

  14. Gorgeous Liz!

  15. This reminds me of a strawberry pie my mom made for us growing up. So, so good!

  16. Lizzy absolutely beautiful strawberry pie !!!

  17. Pretty divine picnic fare Ms. Liz! A slice of your strawberry pie with a sip of Gallo would actually make any inside or outside meal heavenly =)

  18. This is stunning, Liz! It’s amazing how simple it is!!

  19. I love that there are so many strawberries! Yummy!

  20. I make something similar…strawberries are great in pies!

  21. Pie is my absolute weakness. This one looks gorgeous! We’re huge strawberry fiends over here.

  22. This looks outstanding! I can’t believe I have never had strawberry pie before. I need to make this ASAP!

  23. This is seriously one stunning pie! We have so many strawberries in the fridge right now, I think I found the perfect way to use them up!

  24. The perfect time of season indeed for a gorgeous open strawberry pie, wow looks amazing.

  25. Ooh absolutely drool worthy dessert yet again Liz!I love strawberries and this seems like the perfect summer dessert for me!

  26. This is one gorgeous pie. My father used to cart home pies from a place in Chicago and this was one of them. Most of them he would freeze, but this being fresh was eaten straight away. We were grateful for that!

  27. Strawberry Pie is my Dad’s favorite dessert, and simple is always best here. My recipe is almost exactly the same. The only “tweak” I sometimes make is I’ll use graham cracker crust once in awhile. I think my dad prefers traditional crust, but he also can’t complain when I’m making him a homemade pie 😉

  28. What a beautiful pie! I adore strawberries yet have never attempted to make a pie w them. I’ll be making this ASAP while the strawberries are still super sweet!

  29. Oh my gosh! This looks absolutely amazing, Liz!

  30. Lizzy,
    Gorgeous pie! My hubby would love this any time.

  31. This is berry, berrytastic! Wonderful recipe! I am so happy to cook along with you for this #SundaySupper picnic.


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