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How to Make Strawberry Pie Filling From Scratch

Strawberry Pie Filling Recipe

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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 1 pie (8 inches)
Calories 745
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


  • 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. 


  • Read all my tips above.


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