Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie – FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie - FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

I’ve made this recipe before using both fresh cranberries and fresh blueberries. The blueberry version has a video that went viral on Facebook. Check it out here and I’d love for you to follow me if you aren’t already.

And after I (accidentally) bought 5 pounds of strawberries that were on sale, I needed to make a dessert with all those berries.

I figured this crustless strawberry pie would be a winner and it was.

It’s a super easy, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for last minute summer entertaining. It’s the type of pie you’d bring to a potluck or picnic to share. Casual but so tasty.

You Don’t Have To Make Pie Crust

No pie crust is needed and you save those empty pie crust calories for a better use. Like for another slice of this pie.

And you don’t have to break out your mixer either which is always nice.

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie - FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

What Does It Taste Like

I wouldn’t call the texture totally pie-like but it’s not as light as cake. Somewhere in between cake and a blondie with a little bit of the gooiness of pie is where it falls.

The edges are chewier with a more tender and gooey interior. If you want it firmer, bake it longer, but I like to underbake it just a tad to capitalize on the gooey factor.

The ingredients and ratios are very similar in this pie and in my no-fail blondies recipe except that the pie recipe has granulated sugar and 2 eggs whereas blondies have brown sugar and 1 egg.

I sprinkle sugar on top before baking and it adds a tiny bit of crunch which I adore.

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie - FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

Fresh Vs. Frozen Strawberries

I have only ever used fresh berries in this recipe or in the other two versions I’ve made (blueberry and cranberry) so can’t comment on how frozen will work.

My hunch is okay but if you’re going that route, I advise not thawing the berries first and just adding them straight from the freezer to the batter and baking. You will also need to bake it longer since they are frozen and it will take longer for the internal temperature of the pie to rise.

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie - FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

Do I Have To Use Strawberries

You can even mix and match with your favorite fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. A mixed berry pie. I may try that next.

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie - FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

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Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie - FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

Here’s a video showing you how I make this pie.

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie

Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie – FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics, or potlucks!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe! Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond extract, or to taste
  • 2 cups plus 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, divided (I have only made with fresh and cannot comment on using frozen), halved or quartered depending on size of the berry

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch round pie dish very well with cooking spray; set aside. I used a glass pie dish; baking times may vary if using metal.
  2. To a large bowl, add 1 cup sugar, flour, salt, and whisk to combine; set aside.
  3. To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 45 seconds. Wait momentarily before adding the eggs so you don’t scramble them.
  4. Ad the eggs, extracts, and whisk to combine.
  5. Pour the wet mixture over the dry and stir to combine; don’t overmix.
  6. Add 2 cups strawberries and stir to combine; batter is very thick.
  7. Turn mixture out into prepared pie dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  8. Evenly sprinkle 1/4 cup strawberries over the top, pressing them lightly into the batter.
  9. Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over the top and bake for about 34 to 39 minutes, or until edges are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs but no batter. I prefer to underbake slightly (35 minutes) for a more gooey center but it’s personal preference and since all ovens, climates, and berries vary, watch your pie and not the clock. Allow pie to cool in pie dish on a wire rack before slicing and serving. Optionally serve with whipped topping or ice cream. Pie will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.

Adapted from Crustless Cranberry Pie and Crustless Blueberry Pie

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34 comments on “Crustless Fresh Strawberry Pie”

  1. Perfect use for fresh strawberries (though I like your mixed berry idea too)! Looks delicious!

  2. This pie is GORGEOUS! I love the idea of no-crust pie. Can’t wait to make this beauty for our guests this weekend.

  3. Hi Averie,
    I was just about to make this, but I noticed you mention adding cinnamon in the instructions but it’s not in the ingredients list. Is there supposed to be cinnamon in this? If so, how much?

    Also, I just wanted to say I make your dessert recipes all the time (usually cookies or bars). They are all so good! Thanks!

    • It was a typo (carry over from a similar recipe). You can omit it. You can also add it. Honestly 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, give or take, really isn’t going to change much one way or the other but thanks for catching it.

      Glad you make lots of my recipes and are happy!

  4. Do you slice the strawberries or leave them whole? I don’t really bake but this looks easy enough even for me!

  5. I am baking this to take to a block party next month, along with a few of your other desserts. No crust equals less work for me! :-)

  6. I have tons of raspberries in my fridge right now so I may have to try this! Looks great

  7. I’m going to make this with fresh peaches!

  8. Oooh, I had already planned to make the blueberry version for an event on Tuesday, but I think I just changed my mind to the strawberry one! :) Question about the strawberries – should I measure out the strawberries whole and THEN half/quarter them? Or do I need 2 cups plus 1/4 cup of halved/quartered strawberries? I hope that makes sense! Thank you so much for always posting easy & crowd-pleasing recipes. You are my go-to food blogger!

    • I would measure it after you halve or quarter them but honestly this is not an ‘exact science’ kind of recipe. You will be fine if you’re a little over/under with the berry count. Great question though.

      Thanks for the compliments and glad I’m your go-to food blogger!

    • I bought a pound of strawberries and it was more than enough! I ended up with pretty close to 2 cups, a little over I think. My pie is PACKED with berries!

  9. How serendipitous — I had some extra strawberries I needed to use up just a couple days after this recipe landed in my inbox. I just made it tonight and YUM YUM YUM. I love how easy this is, and the no-crust means easy-peasy for me. My 5yo daughter even helped make it. It’s delicious and pretty and I made my husband hide it so I wouldn’t eat more. :-) Thanks for a great recipe!

  10. Oh my DOG!This recipe has exceeded my expectations.It will be a definite addition to my collection.My boyfriend wants this made with rhubarb.I’m gonna give it a go and see what happens.It can only be good.

    Rating: 5
  11. Do you think you could make this in muffin tins for individual pies or double the recipe and make a large sheet for a large group?

  12. Can you substitute Stevia for sugar and almond flour for white flour?

  13. Soak your strawberries, with stems, in 1 cup vinegar and 3 cups water for 10 minutes. Drain and place on a paper towel to dry and repack into their containers lined with a paper towel. The berries will last at least a week. I live in Florida where the strawberries are here a long time and I do this all the time with mine. I plan on trying your crustless strawberry pie tomorrow.

  14. I made this yesterday with peaches 🍑!OMG YUMMMM!I had bought a tray of peaches from Trader Joe’s and several were ripe. I used 4 peaches and added about a half teaspoon of cinnamon. Turned out excellent! Thank you for the recipe 💟

    Rating: 5
  15. Delicious! And so easy! Will make next with fresh peaches.Thank You!

    Rating: 5
  16. Made this tonight! Delicious! I love any berry. My husband prefers peaches, so I’ll try that next.

    Rating: 5
  17. Amazing! I made this for dessert and there wasnt a crumb left after my family got into it! I am from NZ so used 2 normal punnets of strawberries (250g each) and 110g of butter!

    Rating: 5

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