No-Bake Strawberry Pie

Sometimes I just can’t muster up the motivation to blog.

I have to bake something new, take decent pictures, edit said-pictures, and write an entire blog post about it. Also, I tend to get lazy once I’ve watched a 3-day Harry Potter movie marathon (even though the books are 100x better).

My laziness is precisely the reason you should subscribe to the blog by email (found on the right side >>) and/or like the page on Facebook…yes, it sounds like I’m spamming, but believe me, it’s far easier than checking the site to see if I’ve updated. I’m not very dependable.

But! When I am dependable, I tend to make really delicious things. Take this strawberry pie for example. But no oven for this pie, no sir–this is a no-bake strawberry pie!

The advantages of strawberry pie:

  1. It’s easier than apple pie. You don’t have to peel/dice the strawberries–only halve them.
  2. No butter required! Which means less fat…which means more pieces for you.
  3. You don’t bake it. Just bake the crust while you’re preparing the filling.
  4. It’s unique and full of greatness. When was the last time you heard of strawberry pie?

And it will probably bring smiles to your family’s faces. :)

Strawberry Pie (slightly adapted from allrecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
  • 4-5 cups fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water (a little more if needed)

Directions

  1. Bake pie crust for 10-15 minutes in preheated oven of 350 degrees F, until golden.
  2. Remove leaves, then wash and halve strawberries. Save the pretty ones for arranging (enough to fill the crust) and use the not-so-pretty for the sauce.
  3. Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan. Place saucepan over medium heat.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, stirring constantly.
  5. Arrange one layer of fresh berry halves on the crust, then drizzle over the layer. Place another layer of fruit, and then sauce again, repeat until the pie crust won´t hold any more layers.
  6. Chill for several hours before serving.
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32 Responses to No-Bake Strawberry Pie

  1. This pie looks crazy, crazy delicious! Your photos look professional…I NEVER get photos THAT good. You are so talented.

  2. I love how pretty this is. You’re right – it’s so much easier than peeling apples for a pie. It looks even tastier, too.

  3. Juliana says:

    Wow, beautiful strawberry pie…looks delicious and perfect. Love the non-bake and the pictures are awesome. Hope you are having a great week :-)

  4. Delish! My daughter LOVES strawberries – I will have to try this out.

  5. rebecca says:

    lovely pie and easy to put together perfect

  6. Sally says:

    The pie crust looks super professional. Simplicity is best sometimes (especially after Harry Potter marathons!)

  7. Maya says:

    Those strawberries are bursting with color and they really light up your tart! Your crust looks excellent, now if only there was a ready-made no-bake crust… ;-).

  8. Tanvi says:

    Lovely colors and an easy recipe..perfect for lazy days :) Liked you on FB!

  9. cathy says:

    Lovely Tart ;)

  10. Looks great! And I love that it’s a no-bake. That way the strawberries can stay fresh. I think this would be good for breakfast…or is that just my stomach growling?

  11. kristy says:

    I love watching tapes especially those drama series. It’s fun! I love watching with my kids. We normally have such a great time laughing till the end of each stories.ha… My kids love Harry Potter but not crazy. It was ok! But I think your strawberry looks better than anything. ha… Mind sharing it! Hope you’re enjoying your day, dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

  12. lena says:

    hi nourhan, i think you have delicate fingers! the crust looks so nice and professional looking! topped that with strawberries, the whole thing looks awesome!

  13. Evelyne says:

    What a beautiful sexy pie, love strawberries. Great recipe especially when you want to keep things cool in a hot kitchen in the summer time!

  14. Mary says:

    What a beautiful pie. That crust looks perfect and the finished dessert is worthy of a magazine cover. Kudos. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary.

  15. Jeanne says:

    This looks so tempting! I’ve been eating baskets of fresh strawberries from the farmers market every week, so you’ve shared this recipe at the perfect time. I’ll have to make this very soon! :)

  16. Your strawberries are so intense in their color! I love strawberry season! Plus, your crust looks simply amazing.

  17. shaz says:

    Sigh, how I wish it was strawberry season here! The colours are so intense and pretty :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and I love the name of yours. Once, when I was at a coffee place where they take a name for your order and insist on writing Miss in front of it, I gave my name as Anthrope. The server obviously didn’t get it as he yelled it out a few times across the room. I’m easily amused :)

  18. Faith says:

    Such a beautiful pie, and I love how it’s no-bake! When our local strawberries arrive, I will be making this!

  19. Gourmantine says:

    I feel for you with the laziness, guess it happens to all of us! :) For me working with photographer and keeping a google calendar does help, giving a bit of structure it.
    I love the simplicity (and lightness) of this recipe. Have a nice weekend :)

  20. briarrose says:

    Just when I think I’ve gotten over my strawberry obsession I see a dessert like this. ;) It looks fabulous! So easy and so good.

  21. Hannah says:

    This looks glorious, but unfortunately preprepared pie crusts are hard to come by here :( Which means that I’d probably still go to a cafe and buy this rather than make it, as I have a deathly fear of making pastry! :P I swoon for those strawberries though!

  22. Holly says:

    Gorgeous pie!! Wow I love the colors! I so hear you on sometimes struggling to blog. I lack motivation sometimes as well. And. I LOVE Harry Potter! Im counting down the days to July 15th. : )

  23. Joanne says:

    This pie will bring a smile to my face and my face only! Because there is NO WAY I am sharing it!

  24. Noor says:

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  25. If I dont have to take the time to bake it, that means I can get fatter even faster :D I love it LOL
    *kisses* HH

  26. What a delicious seasonal pie! The strawberries are gorgeous!

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