Fresh Strawberry Pie


Nothing says spring like a fresh strawberry pie! Simple ingredients make for a refreshing and light treat. I’d have to say this is one of the best pies I have ever made since being gluten free. I have a feeling I will be making this one alot ….

Fresh Strawberry Pie

  • 1 fully baked “graham cracker crust” – click link for recipe
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 envelope gelatin (plain), softened in 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 lb strawberries, stems removed
  1. Place pre baked pie shell in the freezer.
  2. In a saucepan, gently cook together the lemon juice and strawberries on low to medium heat, (not boiling) until strawberries are nice and tender and start to break down. About 5 minutes.
  3. Add honey and bring to a simmer. Cook another 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Add softened gelatin. Whisk until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool about 15 minutes. Mixture should be red, nice and smooth.
  5. While mixture is cooling, place whole strawberries, cut side down and fill entire pie shell. Place back in freezer.
  6. Pour cooled gelatin mixture over strawberries. (I used a pastry brush and gently covered each strawberry with the gelatin) Not necessary, but makes for a beautiful presentation.
  7. Place pie in fridge and chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
  8. Pipe or dollop lightly sweetened whipped cream around the outside border of pie.

*to make dairy free, use coconut whipped cream or simply omit.

Oh and by the way… I have some fantastic news. First I just wanted to apologize for not posting the past few weeks. I have been very sick… with morning sickness :) That’s right, I am expecting baby number five!

I am only 12 weeks, so we’ve got a way to go.  I just wanted to fill you all in on this exciting news. From the beginning I have always stated that my family and health will always come first, so blogging has definitely been put on the back burner. When you have Crohn’s there are two things that can happen during pregnancy: group A- you go into remission and have an easy, enjoyable experience or group B – you flare up, no matter what you eat or do…. Unfortunately, I fall into group B. So needless to say, I have been resting as much as possible and eating fairly simple foods that don’t completely destroy me. It also does not help that I have been suffering from terrible morning sickness! I’m hoping once I get into my 2nd trimester the nausea will subside and I’ll have more energy, especially in the kitchen. I’m continuing with my acupuncture and yoga to help my symptoms and stress levels. So I hope this helps you all understand my absence and I’ll definitely be sharing more as I progress thru the pregnancy and who knows, maybe I’ll start making some crazy concoctions with pickles and icecream that actually taste good :)

Can’t wait to add another little one to this crazy bunch!

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19 Responses to Fresh Strawberry Pie

  1. Rebeca says:

    The pie looks delicious… and congratulations! Such exciting news. I do hope you’ll feel better soon and have much strength and joy as you carry a precious little one within!

  2. Congratulations!!! Such exciting news! I’m just waiting for my third to make her appearance any day now :D (although probably not for at least another week, haha) I can sympathize with the awful morning sickness, I hope it disappears soon! Your pie looks delicious – I’ve always wanted to make a fresh strawberry pie, maybe I’ll get around to it this year :D

  3. Esther Glick says:

    sweet kids & congratulations! thanks again for the fab, fab receipes…i’m constantly directing folks to your blog! Esther

  4. Mallika says:

    Congratulations Michelle!! What fabulous news. Hope second trimester goes well and all the best!! Xx

  5. kell says:

    so glad you are back and so glad it is with this fantastic news!! congrats!! i will be sure to make this pie right away in honor of you :)
    hope you continue to feel better!!

  6. myfudo says:

    Love the pictures…This is a wonderful recipe to share with the whole family. Will try this weekend. Gotta get hold of strawberries.
    Congratulations, by the way!

  7. caroline says:

    i was wondering where you were! sending you healing thoughts and huge congrats. you have gorgeous children! take care of yourself. xx

  8. Katie says:

    Looks incredible! I can’t wait to get some strawberries and make it!
    I’ve nominated you for a versatile blogger award, come on by and check it out: chemegirlcooks.blogspot.com

  9. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you a happy pregnancy and a beautiful healthy baby! Oh, and the pie looks amazing. I promise you, I never baked like that when I was pregnant:-)) Good luck to you.

  10. Ansley says:

    Wondering where you had gone to! So excited for you! Your children are all so beautiful! You have no idea how helpful your website has been in my first few months of dealing with candida and being on my new diet. We have used MANY of your recipes and just appreciate your time and talent SO much! Thanks & CONGRATS on #5!! :-)

  11. CONGRATULATIONS on your good news!!!!! what a beautiful family you have! …and thank you for the yummy-looking pie recipe. I think I’ll be trying that for Easter this year. To make it completely dairy-free, I’ll use a coconut “whipped cream” recipe I found on gingerlemongirl’s blog at Thanksgiving. You guys rock!

  12. Nicole says:

    Congratulations Michelle! I was getting worried about you. So glad to read this happy, happy news. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well. Your kids are adorable.

  13. sherry Amati says:

    What a beautiful family you have and congratulations on the new one to come, you are so blessed!!

  14. Dre Horton says:

    Thank you! Made this tonite and it was incredible!

  15. Olga says:

    Congratulations Michelle!! and Thanks for the new recipe!.

    About your morning sickness I remember staying away from lemon and sour fruits like plums … helped me deal with the nausea…I remembered in my first pregnancy that all the time I was craving for citrics ..and I didn’t realize that they were the cause for nausea..

    Hope my experience helps you and that you feel better soon!..

  16. Sia says:

    I made this but didn’t want to use gelatine so used 1 tablespoon arrowroot instead and it didn’t work :( Beautiful pie though smells, looks and tastes delicious.

    • Kim says:

      I recommend using agar agar, it has the effect of gelatin but is made of seeweed. And yes, it’s tasteless.

  17. MCW says:

    Hi Michelle.
    Regarding your Crohn’s… look up Dr. Albert Snow with Holistic Gastroenterology. He has a 95% success rate at curing gut conditions. Your Crohn’s is curable regardless of what you’ve been lead to believe by conventional medical doctors. It is safe, natural and effective if you follow his protocol. You won’t be sorry. He has helped our family tremendously! God bless you and your family! Your pie looks yummy! :)
    MCW

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