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  • 1 frozen pie crust (deep dish if you can find it)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp dry strawberry gelatin (like Jello – about 1/2 a 3 oz box)
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries (sliced in half or quarters, depending on the size of berries)
  • whipped cream, for garnish (optional)


  1. Prick bottom and sides of frozen pie crust with a fork, and bake according to package directions. If you’re worried about the crust puffing up, before baking, place a piece of parchment paper inside the crust and add about a cup of dried beans or rice. Let cool.
  2. To a small saucepan, add water, sugar, and cornstarch and whisk to combine. Heat over MED heat until boiling, reduce the heat a bit and simmer several minutes until thickened.
  3. Whisk in dry strawberry gelatin and set aside to cool, stirring occasionally
  4. . Wash and slice strawberries, then add to cooled pie crust. Pour strawberry gelatin mixture over strawberries. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, until set.
  5. Serve cold, with whipped cream if desired.


Prep and cook time do not include pie-baking time, as different manufacturers call for different baking times.