Go Back
Dueling Daughters: Grandma Maude's Fresh Strawberry Pie

Great Grandma Maude's Fresh Strawberry Pie

Great Grandma Maude's Fresh Strawberry Pie is a heritage family recipe cherished by each new generation and a celebration of Strawberry Season each July.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 8
Author Valerie Lugonja via Maude Viola Morrical Hecht


  • One large basket of strawberries , cleaned (similar size)

Ingredients for Graham Wafer Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed wafer crumbs
  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cups butter

Ingredients for the Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 c c sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 6 ounce package (large) strawberry jello


Instructions for Graham Wafer Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Melt butter; add crumbs and sugar
  3. Press into pie plate
  4. Blind Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 min (use weights so sides don't shrink)
  5. Cool completely

Instructions for the Pie:

  1. Arrange small whole berries in a circular pattern, tightly together, inside of the cooled crust
  2. If the berries are large, slice them, and layer inside of the crust, arranging the top in a nice pattern
  3. Slowly and carefully spoon glaze over berries to ensure they do not move
  4. Cool and serve with fresh mint and whipping cream

Instructions for the Glaze;

  1. Cook first three ingredients until thick and clear, stirring constantly
  2. Add package of strawberry jello into hot liquid, stirring constantly to dissolve

Recipe Notes

Helen tells her granddaughters: Can also - if using regular pastry crust - put a layer of cream cheese on the crust before adding the berries.
Valerie adds: you can do anything you want, really, but the original recipe never had cream cheese on the bottom and no one likes it that way, but Helen. :)