Strawberry Crumble Pie

Strawberry Crumble Pie

Strawberry Crumble Pie is the ultimate summer dessert, i.e. lots juicy fresh strawberries piled into a crust and topped with a simple crumble. This is one berrylicious strawberry dessert you won’t want to miss.

Strawberry crumble pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Strawberry pie is a must make this summer!

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

In season strawberries are a must for this simple dessert

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. I love crumbles so much I make a big batch crumble recipe to stash in my freezer all year long ~ it means I can make a crumble for one or twenty one any time the urge strikes!

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

Strawberry Crumble Pie in a white pie plate

TIP: Strawberries, like many berries, are super juicy, so if you want to insure that your pie filling isn’t too loose, I recommend a product called Instant Clearjel. It’s basically a super duper starch thickener, and it works wonders. You can find it on Amazon.

Strawberry Crumble Pie

TIP: 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.


Reader Rave ~

This is absolutely the best strawberry recipe we’ve Ever come across!! Thank you so very much for this wonderful recipe!! ”  ~Linda


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3.2 from 105 votes

Strawberry Crumble Pie

Strawberry Crumble Pie ~ this is one fruity, juicy, and berrylicious strawberry dessert you won't want to miss.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 1 single frozen pie crust do not thaw

filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries washed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Instant Clearjel (or you can use 4 Tbsp cornstarch or 5 Tbsp tapioca flour) You can buy Instant Clearjel here.

crumble topping

  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter cut in small pieces

Instructions

  • Set oven to 400F
  • Toss the strawberries with the sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Let cool completely before slicing.
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Notes:

    • 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.

Thanks for pinning this strawberry crumble pie!

 

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  • Reply
    Cindi
    May 27, 2021 at 4:58 am

    If I use my own pie crust, should I assume the bake time might be less?

  • Reply
    Tiffany Harzinski
    June 5, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    5 stars
    This pie was the best I’ve ever had and I made it! New favorite hands down!

  • Reply
    Erin
    November 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

    5 stars
    This pie was AMAZING!

  • Reply
    Thomas Allison
    July 26, 2019 at 10:11 am

    5 stars
    Made this without a crust doubled the ingredients took it with some small plastic wine glasses to picnic and dished it up with dollops of cream
    people begging for seconds if I’d had them.. I think it would be great hot over vanilla ice cream.;

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Must have been a lovely picnic!

  • Reply
    Addie
    July 16, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Hi, Sue! I wondered if it’s possible to make and freeze this pie a week or two ahead? If so, would you recommend assembling the pie and freezing without baking, or baking then freezing? Thanks so much for a beautiful recipe! It looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 16, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      I’m afraid to say that I don’t think this pie is a good candidate for freezing Addie, sorry. I haven’t tried it myself, but I just think it would get too soggy when it thawed.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    October 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    5 stars
    Wonderful pie recipe! I had tons of fresh strawberries and decided to make a “Fall” Strawberry Pie. So perfect and tasty. Had it with whipped cream My 86 year old mom loved it too!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 15, 2018 at 6:08 am

      I wouldn’t have thought to make it in fall, sounds great!

  • Reply
    Linda
    August 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    5 stars
    This is absolutely the best strawberry recipe we’ve Ever come across!! Thank you so very much for this wonderful recipe!! One question….does it need to be refrigerated?

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      I usually leave pies like this at room temperature for the first day or so, and then, if there’s any left, I’d refrigerate it. But it will be fine for the first 24 hours.

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

    Do we eat this pie cold or warm?

    • Reply
      Sue
      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!

  • Reply
    Emily
    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?

    • Reply
      Sue
      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.

  • Reply
    Sheryl
    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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      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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