For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 pre-made pie crust (or use your favorite homemade crust recipe)

For the Strawberry Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Red food coloring (optional, for a more vibrant color)
  • For the Whipped Cream Topping:
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. Prepare the Pie Crust:
      • If using a pre-made pie crust, follow the package instructions for blind baking or baking the crust until golden brown. If using a homemade crust, prepare and bake it according to your recipe.
    2. Prepare the Strawberry Filling:
      • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add the water while whisking to create a smooth mixture.
      • Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes clear.
    3. Add Lemon Juice and Food Coloring:
      • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and a few drops of red food coloring, if using. The color should be a vibrant red.
    4. Combine with Strawberries:
      • Gently fold the halved strawberries into the cooked filling mixture until they are well coated.
    5. Assemble the Pie:
      • Pour the strawberry filling into the pre-baked pie crust, spreading it evenly.
    6. Chill:
      • Place the pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until the filling is set and the pie is cooled.
    7. Prepare the Whipped Cream Topping:
      • In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
    8. Serve:
      • Just before serving, spread the whipped cream over the top of the strawberry filling. You can pipe the whipped cream for a decorative touch.
      • Slice and serve the Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie.

    This fresh strawberry pie is a delightful treat that showcases the natural sweetness of strawberries. With its flaky crust, luscious strawberry filling, and a dollop of whipped cream, it’s a perfect dessert for any occasion. Enjoy the burst of summer flavors in every bite!


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