May 21, 2013

Fresh Strawberry-Lime Pie Recipe

Nothing says summer like a heaping slice of strawberry pie. Today’s recipe for fresh strawberry-lime pie couples the sweetness of summer berries with the lively tartness of lime. Perfect for cookouts and pretty enough for special occasions, this is an easy dessert recipe you will want to prepare again and again!

Fresh Strawberry Lime Pie ::


Fresh Strawberry-Lime Pie

Serves 8
Prep time 30 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Barbecue
Fresh strawberry pie is punched up with a hint of tangy lime in this new twist on an old favorite.


  • 1 9-inch pastry crust (baked)
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries (divided)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar


Fresh strawberry pie is punched up with a hint of tangy lime in this new twist on an old favorite. Perfect for summer barbecues, and pretty enough for a special occasion!


Step 1
Hull the strawberries. Slice half of the berries, and set aside. (You should have about 2 cups of sliced berries.) Place the remaining berries in the bowl of a food processor. Process until very finely chopped. (You should have about 1 cup of pureed berries.)
Step 2
Arrange the sliced berries in the baked pastry shell. Set aside.
Step 3
In a medium saucepan, combine the pureed berries and 1 cup granulated sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Whisk the corn starch into the water, and gradually add to the strawberry mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes, or until mixture is considerably thickened. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice. Pour mixture over prepared pastry shell, spreading evenly with a spoon. Chill for at least 4 hours.
Step 4
Just before serving, whip the cream, 2 teaspoons granulated sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Serve chilled pie with a dollop of whipped cream and additional berries or lime wedges, if desired.

Fresh Strawberry Lime Pie ::

To achieve the pretty look of canned whipped topping without the chemicals, prepare whipped cream the traditional way, and then place it in a piping bag with a star tip. So easy!

Fresh Strawberry Lime Pie ::

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5 Responses to Fresh Strawberry-Lime Pie Recipe

  1. Yvonne @ StoneGable May 21, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Amy, that touch of lime must make those strawberries sing! And the lime on top of the pie looks sooooo pretty! YUMMY!

  2. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen May 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    This looks and sounds so delicious! Such a gorgeous summer dessert!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid May 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      Thanks so much, Rosie!

  3. Elizabeth - May 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    This looks lovely–the perfect dessert for a Memorial Day party! I so love that you made this pie with fresh fruit and not jell-o!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid May 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

      I was so pleased to use only fresh ingredients, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for stopping in. registered & protected

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