Wednesday, July 26, 2017

No-Bake Strawberry Pie By Shirley Raye Redmond

One of my favorite summertime desserts is No-Bake Strawberry Pie. My friend Patsy shared the recipe with me more than 30 years ago. She has since gone on to be with the Lord, but I think of her every time I make this simple, but tasty dessert. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. of cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

Cook these four ingredients in a small pan until thickened. Then add 2 Tbsp of strawberry Jell-o. Cool.

Put two cups of cut up strawberries (fresh, not frozen) into a graham cracker crust. Pour the cooked mixture over the berries. Cool in refrigerator. Before serving, top with whipped cream.

Now, if you prefer, you can bake your own favorite piecrust and let it cool before you follow the recipe. Or you can get creative with ready-made crusts. I’ve used both the Keebler sugar cookie crust and the chocolate Oreo crust. The vanilla wafer crust is okay too.

An award-winning writer and frequent conference speaker, Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of three inspirational novels, PRUDENCE PURSUED, VIPER’S NEST, and AMANDA’S BEAU, as well as two dozen children’s books, including LEWIS & CLARK: A PRAIRIE DOG FOR THE PRESIDENT (Random House), which was a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection. Shirley Raye holds an M.A. in literature and teaches through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has been married to her husband Bill for over forty years. They live in New Mexico and are blessed with two grown children and three adorable grandchildren. Touch bases at or Facebook.


  1. Strawberry Pie is delicious and this no bake one will be even better for the hot weather. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious and I love that the oven wouldn't be in use very long, if at all.

  3. This sounds great, and I plan on making it this weekend. Will probably substitute Splenda for sugar. :-)