Strawberry Glaze Pie

The first words out of my son’s mouth after he tasted this pie were, “very tangy”. I could not sum it up any better. A good looking pie that has a cool but snappy taste and is easy to make.

Fresh strawberries should always be your first choice, but do not hesitate to use frozen berries. In fact a case can be made that frozen berries are of better quality than what are presented as fresh in most grocery stores, especially during off season. (See Tips for more information on using frozen fruit) When using frozen whole strawberries, slice them before they have entirely thawed.

Strawberry Glaze Pie

Strawberry Glaze Pie

Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, copyright 1976.
A tangy and delicious strawberry pie that is easy to make. Big strawberry taste that is sure to delight
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8



  • one baked and cooled 8 inch pie shell


  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • red food coloring (optional)


  • In a sauce pan, crush 1 cup strawberries, Cook with 1 cup of water; about 2 minutes.
  • Strain cooked strawberries through a fine mesh sieve, retaining juice.
  • Add retained juice to a medium sauce pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir mixture into berry juice.
  • Over a medium high heat, cook and stir just mixture until thickened and bubbly. Do not over cook or the filling will be runny, even after chilling.
  • Add a few drops of red food coloring. (Optional)
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix remaining three cups of sliced strawberries and thickened strawberry sauce.
  • Pour strawberry mixture into pie shell and chill for four hours.
  • Serve with whipped cream. Get recipe here.


The original recipe called for an 8 inch pie shell. All of my pie plates are 9 inch and find that the recipe still works in a larger shell. You can use frozen strawberries, however, it will take a little longer cooking time when making the juice. Food coloring; come on you can do it. It really does make the pie look great but is optional. Putting whipped cream on top when serving transforms a simple pie into an outrageous pie.