Mile High Strawberry Pie!

Recipe Rating:
 30 Ratings
Serves: 1 pie
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 pie crust shell, baked (9 - 12 inch pie pan)
1 1/2 c water
1 1/2 c sugar
4 Tbsp corn starch
1 small box strawberry jello
2 1/2 qt strawberries, fresh (or more!!! for taller pie!!)
whip cream for topping or cool whip
whole or sliced strawberries

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Colleen Sowa Recipe
Well Seasoned
La Crosse, WI (pop. 51,320)
Member Since Apr 2010
Colleen's notes for this recipe:
This is a simple yet wonderful pie! The strawberries are piled high.... and aren't mushy... but fresh!

This is not an overly sweet pie... the flavor of the fresh strawberries shine through... It can be made with regular or sugar free Jell-O.

If you like strawberries... this is the pie for you! It looks like you worked on it all day...

When you bring this pie out for dessert... everyone's eyes get so big... and so do the smiles!
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What a presentation! The fresh flavors and beautiful berries in this pie are sure to impress.


Bake your favorite pie shell and set aside to be filled later.
Mix together with a whisk: Water sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.

Add the strawberry Jell-O and whisk and stir until well blended and jello is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool (don't let it get set, just cooled).
Wash the strawberries, pat dry, remove the hulls. Cut strawberris in half (or leave whole!!). Gently fold the strawberries into the Jell-O mixture.
Pile the strawberries up in the baked pie shell (it will look like a hill). Refrigerate at least an hour.
*** Serve as is, or with a spoonfull of whip cream or cool whip and a strawberry on top.

*** Cover the entire hill of strawberries with whipped cream or cool whip. Place some strawberries on top to garnish.

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user Stephanie Dodd skeen - May 2, 2011
Oh Yum Colleen; a keeper for sure!!!
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - May 2, 2011
Colleen, I have been looking for this recipe for quite a while. A lady at our church used to make it years ago when I was a newlywed, and it is a favorite of my husband's. So glad you posted this! It's wonderful. I don't know how I lost the recipe to begin with, it's one you definitely want to save. We used to live near a pick-your-own strawberry farm and this was an annual tradition.
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - May 2, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - May 2, 2011
I love strawberry pie like this...mmmmmmm nummy!

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