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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.

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Strawberry Pie Filling Recipe

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pie (8 inches)
Calories: 745kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Wash the strawberries and hull them. Cut the big ones in half. 
  • 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.
  • In a nonstick saucepan, add Clearjel, sugar and water or juice. 
  • Cook while stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture starts bubbling and becomes very thick. 
  • Add lemon juice and mix again.
  • Remove saucepan from heat. 
  • Add warm blanched strawberries and mix gently. 
  • Add red gel food coloring if you like and mix until evenly combined. 
  • Can if you like OR let it cool down and then store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.

Nutrition

Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 189g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 174g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 302.2mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.1mg

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

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12 comments on “How to Make Strawberry Pie Filling”

  1. This is a big help, thank you! Suggestion: Add the number of servings/ how much each recipe makes. That would make it easy to know how much we end up with. Thanks for a great recipe!5 stars

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