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How to Make Strawberry Pie Filling

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Quick and easy strawberry pie filling recipe, made with simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes. It’s great in many desserts like pies, cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes and much more!

Strawberry season is here and one of my  FAVORITE things to make is this strawberry pie filling.

I use it in many desserts BEYOND  just pies.

If you make a big batch, you can easily do some  CANNING and enjoy it months later too.

Easy Strawberry Pie Filling Recipe

Strawberry pie filling uses:

  • Pies
  • Cheesecake topping
  • Cake filling
  • Cupcake filling
  • Waffle, crepe and pancake topping
  • Cobblers and crisps
  • Shortcakes

Strawberry Pie Filling

Tips for strawberry pie filling:

  • You must use Clearjel. DON’T use cornstarch because it will make the filling a little cloudy and it doesn’t can very well either.
  • Don’t skip the blanching because that is required to stop certain enzyme actions, which would otherwise cause loss of flavor, color and texture.
  • Red gel coloring is optional but I highly recommend it since it makes the filling very bright, vibrant and red.
  • Don’t use frozen strawberries because that makes the filling a but watery.
  • Use a non-stick pan to prevent burning and sticking.
  • You can use a combination of berries instead of just strawberries. Rhubarb and raspberries are a great addition.

Canned Strawberry Pie Filling

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How to Make Strawberry Pie Filling From Scratch
5 from 4 votes

Strawberry Pie Filling Recipe

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy strawberry pie filling recipe, made with simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes. It's great in many desserts like pies, cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes and much more!

Servings: 1 pie (8 inches)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 745 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 3.5 cups Strawberries Fresh, Washed, Hulled
  • 5 tbsp Clearjel
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • Red gel food coloring Optional
  • 3 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 cup Water or Fruit punch juice


  1. Wash the strawberries and hull them. Cut the big ones in half. 

  2. Blanch the strawberries by plunging them in a large pot of boiling water. Drain and place them in a covered bowl to keep warm. Keep aside.

  3. In a nonstick saucepan, add Clearjel, sugar and water or juice. 

  4. Cook while stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture starts bubbling and becomes very thick. 

  5. Add lemon juice and mix again.

  6. Remove saucepan from heat. 

  7. Add warm blanched strawberries and mix gently. 

  8. Add red gel food coloring if you like and mix until evenly combined. 

  9. Can if you like OR let it cool down and then store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Pie Filling Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 745 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 771mg22%
Carbohydrates 189g63%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 174g193%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 302.2mg366%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

11 comments on “How to Make Strawberry Pie Filling”

  1. Now I have to make a pie! This looks so good!

  2. Hi, if ClearJel is not available where i live what can i use to replace it?

    Thanks5 stars

  3. Do you have a strawberry pie filling that I do not need to can??? 
    I just want to make homemade strawberry pie filling 
    to use as a filling for egg rolls and turn overs and
    strudels .

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