Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie? Yes, please!!

Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie? Yes, please!!

Mom has been making this strawberry pie recipe for as long as I can remember.  As I stirred the glaze with her yesterday, I had flashbacks of all the times past I have done very same thing, with the very same pot & in the very same spot.


But this time we had an assistant who kept saying “can I help?” and “I can do it Granmog” ((I don’t know how Gracie started called mom ‘Granmog’. Gracie doesn’t yet know: ladies don’t like to be called anything that rhymes with ‘hog’ — but only Gracie can make it endearing.))

The original recipe comes from mom’s bicentennial cookbook:


Over the years, mom has adjusted Mrs. Myrtle Stonecipher’s recipe to fit our personal tastes.


We don’t use red food coloring, we ONLY use fresh strawberries & the most significant change: more glaze. Oh, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.


The trick is to pour the 3 oz box of strawberry Jello ((mom only had a large box so we poured out the amount we needed and saved the rest for later)) into a clear measuring cup and then pour enough sugar in the cup to reach 1 & ½ c total. Then add 4 T of cornstarch & salt and stir dry ingredients to combine (we forgot the step of combining dry ingredients first. The cornstarch was a little harder to incorporate but it still turned out prefect).


Once the dry ingredients are combined, pour them in a medium saucepan, add water, place on the stove over medium heat and stir until glaze thickens & turns from opaque to translucent.

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Once the glaze turns clear, it’s time to cool it down and add 1 t of vanilla. We carefully set the pan in a cool water bath. If you have time to let it cool to room temp without placing it in a water bath then just skip this step. (It needs to be cooled so it doesn’t scald the strawberries…that would be bad.)

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 Reserve about ¾ c of the glaze to pour over the top of the pie, add remaining glaze to the strawberries & pour into a pre-baked pie crust. Magic is happening right here…and the smell…If only I could bottle that smell – strawberry heaven.


Top with remaining glaze & refrigerate.

Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie
A picture is worth a thousand words! As good as this pie tastes EVEN BETTER! Strawberry Heaven.
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2970 calories
546 g
0 g
79 g
25 g
19 g
1646 g
2222 g
407 g
0 g
55 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2970
Calories from Fat 709
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g
Saturated Fat 19g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 21g
Monounsaturated Fat 34g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2222mg
Total Carbohydrates 546g
Dietary Fiber 17g
Sugars 407g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 pints strawberries, washed & cut in half
  2. 1 3 oz box strawberry Jello
  3. pure cane sugar to combine with Jello, totaling 1 1/2 c
  4. 4 T cornstarch
  5. 1/4 t salt
  6. 1 1/2 c water
  7. 1 t vanilla
  8. 1 prepared 10" pie crust
  1. Add dry ingredients to a medium saucepan - stirring until combined. Add water & place saucepan on stove over medium heat. Stir continuously until glaze turns from opaque to translucent. Remove from stove & place saucepan in a cold water bath, bringing glaze to room temp. Add vanilla & stir to combine. Reserve 3/4 c of glaze for top of pie. Pour remaining glaze over strawberries, coating evenly. Pour strawberries into prepared 10" pie shell. Pour remaining glaze atop strawberries & refrigerate until ready to serve.
Adapted from Mrs. M Stonecipher
Adapted from Mrs. M Stonecipher
Food for a Year:
strawberry pie


IMG_8958And we all lived happily ever after. The end.