Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie: A Classic Summertime Delight

Capture the essence of summer with a slice of Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie. This classic dessert celebrates the sweet and juicy flavors of fresh strawberries in a flaky pie crust, topped with a glossy glaze. It’s the perfect treat to savor during warm, sunny days or as a delightful finale to any meal.


For the Pie:

  • 1 pre-baked 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (3-ounce) package strawberry-flavored gelatin

For Whipped Cream (optional):

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare the Pie Crust:

  • Start with a pre-baked 9-inch pie crust. You can use a homemade crust or a store-bought one. Make sure it’s completely cooled before assembling the pie.

2. Prepare the Filling:

  • In a mixing bowl, gently combine the fresh strawberries. Set them aside.

3. Make the Glaze:

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together granulated sugar and cornstarch.
  • Gradually add water while whisking to ensure there are no lumps.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Stir constantly and let it boil for about 1-2 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and add the strawberry-flavored gelatin. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Allow the glaze to cool for a few minutes.

4. Assemble the Pie:

  • Arrange the halved fresh strawberries in the pre-baked pie crust.
  • Pour the warm glaze evenly over the strawberries, making sure they are well coated.

5. Chill the Pie:

  • Place the pie in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until the glaze sets and the pie firms up.

6. Prepare Whipped Cream (optional):

  • In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream using an electric mixer until it thickens and soft peaks form.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Serve a dollop of whipped cream alongside each slice of pie.

7. Slice and Enjoy:

  • Slice your Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie and serve it chilled.
  • Optionally, garnish with additional fresh strawberries or a sprig of mint.

Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie is a traditional dessert that highlights the natural sweetness of ripe strawberries. During strawberry season, the glossy glaze and flaky crust make it an irresistible treat. Enjoy a slice of this pie as a light and refreshing way to enjoy the flavors of summer.