Strawberry Crumble Pie

Strawberry Crumble Pie

Strawberry Crumble Pie ~ you’re not likely to come across another pie that screams spring quite as loudly this one…if spring were a pie…well, you get the idea.  This one is fruity, juicy, and berrylicious.

Certain pies get all the glory, like blueberry, apple, and cherry.  As a cook I like to go with the underdogs…have you seen my APRICOT PIE?  How about my CRANBERRY PIE?  You won’t see them coming and going, and yet they’re amazing.  Ditto this strawberry pie.  And I’m not talking about the kind of deal where they just pile ginormous raw strawberries into a crust and call it pie.  This is real honest to goodness hot jammy berry pie, with a buttery crumble topping and a big scoop of vanilla melting all over the top.  Amen.

Frozen crust placed in your own pie plate for Straberry Crumble Pie

TIP: This easy pie starts with a frozen pie crust.  (I like Marie Callendar’s)  Carefully lift it out of its tin and place it into one of your own pretty pie plates.  Once it bakes up, no one will be the wiser.

Juicy fresh strawberry filling for Strawberry Crumble Pie

Ok, so now you need your berries.  Don’t bother to make this pie until you can get your hands on some good ripe strawberries, rock hard berries with white centers won’t do.  I don’t hull them, I just slice them horizontally, discarding the green tops as I go.

Strawberry Crumble Pie ready for the oven...

This pie is so simple because all you need to do after slicing the berries is make a quick butter crumble topping.  You can use your fingers or two forks to cut cold butter into a flour and sugar mixture.  It’s like playing in a sandbox.

TIP:  Like all fruit pies, the filling will shrink down considerably as it bakes, so pile the berries up high to begin with.

The pie bakes up super juicy so do yourself a favor and place it on a baking sheet to catch any drips.

TIP: Here’s a food stylists trick ~ just before serving, lightly sprinkle with a little extra brown sugar to ‘refresh’ the crumble topping and make it look even more appealing.

Strawberry Crumble Pie

Yield: serves 8

Strawberry Crumble Pie


  • 1 single frozen pie crust, do not thaw
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch or 5 Tbsp tapioca flour
    crumble topping
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter, cut in small pieces


  1. Set oven to 400F
  2. Toss the strawberries with the sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. Make the crumble topping by cutting the butter into the flour and sugars. Use your fingertips or two forks to blend it all together until it becomes coarse crumbles.
  4. If you like, carefully remove the frozen pie crust from its tin and put it into your own pie dish. Set the dish on a baking sheet to catch any dripping juices.
  5. Transfer the berries to the pie crust, but leave any extra juices behind. Mound them in the center of the pie and top with the crumble mixture.
  6. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes, then turn the heat down to 375F for another 40 minutes, or until the top is browned and the juices are bubbling.
  7. Let cool completely before slicing.


    • When using frozen pie crusts, don’t thaw, just fill and bake straight from the freezer.
    • If your oven runs hot and your crust starts to brown too soon, cover it loosely with foil.
    • You can mix the strawberries with raspberries or thinly sliced rhubarb for a different flavor.



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    Deisi M.
    November 23, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Do we eat this pie cold or warm?

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      November 23, 2017 at 8:40 am

      You can do it either way, Deisi, but we had it warm. It would be nice cold for a breakfast treat!

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    November 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Silly question, maybe, but I could do this without the pie crust, right? Would I need to change any of the proportions to just make it as more of a crisp?

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      November 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      That’s a good idea, Emily, this would work fine as a classic crumble! I don’t think you’d have to change anything to do that.

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    October 31, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    It wasn’t a hit in my house. It was too watery and I realized strawberries aren’t good when they are cooked.

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      November 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Sorry about that Sheryl. You might experiment with more thickeners next time, some strawberries are super juicy. And I know what you mean about cooked strawberries, they have a more ‘jammy’ flavor than fresh. Hope you try something else on my site!!

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    July 30, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve made this pie 3 times this summer and tonight will be my 4th! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! :)

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      July 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Wow, that’s amazing, Chelsea, that’s more times than I’ve made it!!

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    July 19, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Anyone ever try this with individual tart shells? Would love to be able to cut down on the mess and plates when I take this pie for a pot luck.

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    July 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I just pulled the pie out of the oven and it looks and smells amazing! Thank you for sharing this super easy recipe!

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      July 19, 2017 at 7:24 am

      You’re so welcome Giselle, hope it tastes as good as it smells <3

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    June 6, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Could I use frozen strawberries?

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      June 6, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I’m afraid they might be a bit too watery, Kate.

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    June 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

    What does it mean to mound them in the middle of the pie?

    • Reply
      June 4, 2017 at 10:06 am

      I just mean you can create a rounded pile, since there will be lots of berries…it will shrink down as it bakes, you can see what I mean in the photos.

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    May 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

    If you do not have lemons and can not go out to get any, how would that affect the pie? My daughter made this recipe last week and it was awesome!!

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      May 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      The lemon juice is just to sharpen the strawberry flavor, Patti, it will be fine without it.

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    May 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Hi! Can’t wait to bake this – do you think it will work well with a refridgerated soft pie crust? Thanks!

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      May 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      I don’t see why not, Melissa, but be sure not to add too much juice into the pie crust, and be sure to add your thickener.

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    Kristin Johnson
    May 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I am making this pie right now to take to a dinner party tonight. It smells amazing! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

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      May 12, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Enjoy Kristin!!

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    May 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Such a dreamy strawberry pie! I’m in love with that beautifully golden crumble topping, too!

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    May 7, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Sue, Just finding your blog via Annie. Love this recipe and it looks beautiful too! I look forward to reading more of your blog. Have a good week! Kim

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      May 7, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Welcome in Kim!

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