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This fresh strawberry pie is the perfect dessert for strawberry season!

I love strawberries. I love everything about them. The sweet juiciness, the slight resistance you get when you bite into a just-ripe berry, and even the texture that pretends it’s sandpaper one moment and a pillow the next. It’s really quite the experience if you sit back and take notice.

Clean Eating Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

But it was strawberries that also proved to me recently that life comes full circle. Generation after generation, we never truly reinvent the wheel.

You see, when I was a little girl, I was home sick from school one day at my grandmother’s house. The weather was nice outdoors, but I was inside, bundled up with a bad head cold and a threatening case of bronchitis (something I suffered from a lot as a child).

My loving grandmother decided that a bowl of peaches would somehow help me feel better. So she and her two wooden canes marched themselves into the kitchen and started peeling and slicing me a bowl of the delicious fruit.

I was sitting in the recliner in the living room, reading a book and minding my own business, when I heard a great, big, gigantic, shake-the-house, rattle-the-eaves, “AAAAACHOOOOO!!!

Not too long after that, she came walking back out of the kitchen and handed me a bowl of sliced up, beautiful yet slimy looking peaches. As she walked back over to her chair, all I could do was stare at these peaches. I mean, they looked good and I was sure they smelled good (hard to tell through that stuffy nose of mine), but the slime factor wasn’t sitting well with me after that great big sneeze my ears had witnessed only moments before.

Once she was settled in her chair and waiting impatiently for me to take my first bite, I looked up and asked her sheepishly, “Omama, did you sneeze on my peaches?

Well, grandma lost it completely that afternoon. She never did admit to sneezing on those darn peaches, but she didn’t make me eat them either. To this day it’s a toss up.

More recently, I somehow managed to sneeze while preparing Mini Chef a bowl of strawberries, he looked over at me and asked, “Did you just sneeze on my strawberries???!!!

Oh, but how we come full circle….

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry pie is delicious, refreshing stuff. Particularly when it’s made with fresh strawberries and glaze.

Strawberry Pie Glaze

No, you don’t have to use Jello for strawberry pie glaze. In fact, I think it’s better without.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 lb. fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup Sucanat or coconut sugar
  • 3 tsp. arrowroot powder (organic cornstarch will work too, in a pinch)

How To Make Fresh Strawberry Pie

  • Prepare your pie crust and bake for 10 minutes at 350 F. Let cool completely.
  • In a blender, combine 1/2 cup strawberries, water and the sweetener. Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer strawberry blend to a pot and whisk in the arrowroot powder over medium heat.
  • Stir frequently for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Allow to cool to lukewarm temperature.
  • Pour the remainder of the sliced strawberries into the cooled pie crust.
  • Pour the glaze over the strawberries, distributing as evenly as possible.
  • Set the pie in the fridge to cool for at least 2 hours.

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FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE RECIPE

Clean Eating Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Pie Notes: Because the crust is rolled pretty thin, it doesn't hold up well during serving. You most likely won't get that really beautiful slice of pie you see in magazines. So this is best served in a bowl with some whipping cream.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 94kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. fresh strawberries (cleaned and sliced)
  • ½ cup water
  • cup Sucanat or coconut sugar
  • 3 tsp. arrowroot powder (organic cornstarch will work too in a pinch)

Instructions

  • Prepare your pie crust and bake for 10 minutes at 350 F. Let cool completely.
  • In a blender, combine 1/2 cup strawberries, water and the sweetener. Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer strawberry blend to a pot and whisk in the arrowroot powder over medium heat.
  • Stir frequently for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Allow to cool to lukewarm temperature.
  • Pour the remainder of the sliced strawberries into the cooled pie crust.
  • Pour the glaze over the strawberries, distributing as evenly as possible.
  • Set the pie in the fridge to cool for at least 2 hours.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice (1/6 the pie) | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 Comments

  1. I think you mean “bowl” of peaches, not “bowel of peaches.” It did give me a little chuckle though!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jamie – Oops! Hate it when that happens! LOL!

  2. With 8 quarts of fresh strawberries that we picked today, I needed some new recipes – this Strawberry Pie was delicious and a bit hit with everyone! I used my usual pie crust recipe (whole wheat pastry flour, sea salt, coconut oil, and water), but used your suggestion above to add some vanilla to the crust, and it came out very nice. Thank you for another keeper recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jen – My pleasure! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! We really love our strawberries around here, so I’m hoping to do many more recipes this summer that use them.

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe was perfect! I looked for a while to find a recipe that did not use strawberry jello or huge amounts of sugar, we loved this recipe and will be adding it to our list of favorites!

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