Strawberry pie

Strawberry pie is a dessert food consisting mainly of strawberries and sugar in a pie crust, sometimes with gelatin. It is often served with whipped cream.[1]

Strawberry pie
Fresh strawberry pie
Main ingredientsPie crust, strawberries, sugar
VariationsStrawberry-rhubarb pie


Fresh strawberry pies are usually made with in-season sweet berries, while out-of-season strawberries are often better suited for baked pies.[2] A double strawberry pie has glazed, uncooked strawberries on top, with a layer of cooked strawberries underneath.[3][4]

A common question about strawberry pies is how to prevent the crust from becoming soggy or "runny".[5] Possible causes of watery strawberry pies include the thickener, particularly when not enough cornstarch is used, or when it has lost its thickening properties after being cooked for too long.[5] The strawberries themselves can contribute to wateriness if cut too finely.[5] Some recipes add a cream cheese layer to help keep the pie crust crisp.[3]


In the United States, strawberry pie is one of the red foods often served at Juneteenth celebrations,[6] and is also a popular dessert at Fourth of July gatherings.[7]

Strawberry-pie eating contests are part of many summer strawberry festivals across America.[8] At the annual contest in Athens, Georgia, the 2017 winner ate five slices in 90 seconds.[9]

Each year in May in Huntington, West Virginia, Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House serves over 10,000 slices of strawberry pie for one week only, as thousands of customers line up outside its doors.[10][11] Their strawberry pie, which consists of "fresh strawberries layered into a pie shell with confectionery sugar and real whipped cream",[10] has received national recognition from People magazine and the Food Network.[11][10]

The main difference between a strawberry pie and a strawberry tart is the crust used.[12] Strawberry pies have simple piecrusts and can be made quickly.[12] Strawberry tarts, on the other hand, have a sweet pastry crust resembling a thin butter cookie, and take longer to make, with a pastry cream layer that needs to be chilled.[12] Torta de morango is a commonly consumed dessert in Brazil.[13]

A related dessert food is the strawberry-rhubarb pie, a baked pie which has a tendency to become "very juicy"[1] or "soggy",[14] due to the high water content of both the rhubarb and the strawberries.[1][14]

See also


  1. Pitzer, Sara (1985). Simply Strawberries: A Cookbook. Pownal, Vermont: Garden Way Publications. pp. 57, 62. ISBN 0-88266-383-6.
  2. Seneviratne, Samantha (May 29, 2020). "This Pie Lets Peak Strawberries Shine Bright". The New York Times. Retrieved November 16, 2022.
  3. Beranbaum, Rose Levy (1998). The Pie and Pastry Bible. New York: Scribner. pp. 104–105. ISBN 0684813483.
  4. Price, Jessie (2009). EatingWell in Season: The Farmers' Market Cookbook. Woodstock, Vermont: Countryman Press. p. 65. ISBN 9780881508567.
  5. Rahman, Gholam (March 7, 2002). "Several things could be the cause of runny strawberry pie". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved November 22, 2022 via
  6. Rozier, Tiffani (June 10, 2021). "3 red dishes for your Juneteenth cookout". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 16, 2022 via
  7. Sifton, Sam (July 4, 2018). "Happy Independence Day!". The New York Times. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  8. Carlson, Barbara W. (1997). Food Festivals: Eating Your Way from Coast to Coast. Detroit: Visible Ink Press. pp. 247, 253, 327. ISBN 9781578590032.
  9. Lauren Minnick (May 11, 2022), "Athens Farmers Market hosts annual strawberry day", The Red & Black.
  10. Speciale, Samuel (April 1, 2016). "A Huntington Phenomenon". Huntington Quarterly. pp. 78–83. Retrieved November 22, 2022 via EBSCOHost.
  11. "The Best PIE in Every State". People. Vol. 92, no. 15. October 7, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2022 via EBSCOHost.
  12. "Strawberry tart's a winner for the Fourth". Portland Press Herald. June 27, 1999. p. 5G. ProQuest 276902916. Retrieved November 17, 2022 via ProQuest.
  13. Sharma, Sangita (September 2010). "Nutritional composition of dishes commonly consumed by Japanese Brazilians in São Paulo, Brazil". International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition. 61 (6): 549–572. doi:10.3109/09637481003639100. PMID 20397835. S2CID 9587374 via EBSCOHost.
  14. The Perfect Pie: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic and Modern Pies, Tarts, Galettes, and More. America's Test Kitchen. 2019. p. 127. ISBN 9781945256912.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.