Fresh Strawberry Refrigerator Pie



1 h 15 min


8 adult servings

Fresh Strawberry Refrigerator Pie

Photo: Andrew Grinton

This quick and easy refrigerator pie recipes makes the most of sweet fresh strawberries. It's so easy to make!


  • 1 1/2 cups graham-cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 cup pure strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp unflavoured gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 kg strawberries , cut into bite-sized pieces


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine graham-cracker crumbs with sugar, salt and butter, and stir until crumbs are fully moistened.
  • Pour into a 9-in. pie plate, and use your fingers or the back of a spoon to press evenly into bottom and up sides.
  • Bake for 10 min or until crust is crisp. Set on a rack to cool.
  • Combine jam and water in a pot over medium heat and stir until mixture comes just to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over lemon juice and mix to combine. Let stand for 5 min or until it looks spongy, and then stir into warm jam mixture until dissolved. Add strawberries.
  • Refrigerate, stirring periodically, for 1 hr or until mixture begins to gel. Spoon into baked pie crust.
  • Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hrs or until filling has fully set (it will no longer look liquidy). Serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 309,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg.


You can’t always substitute frozen berries for fresh – when berries defrost, they become mushy and liquidy. The amount of gelatin in this recipe isn’t enough to hold them together.