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Strawberry Slab Pie

This Strawberry Slab Pie is a spin on my favorite fresh strawberry pie that my grandma made every summer.  A fantastic dessert for any summer get together, barbecue or potluck! 

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Strawberry Slab Pie Recipe made with fresh summer strawberries for the perfect summer dessert. From MissintheKitchen.com

Strawberry Slab Pie

I have been intending to share this fresh strawberry pie recipe for ages.  It is so good, so so good.

Slab pies are all over the magazines and pinterest and thought that it is the best idea ever, especially for summer cookouts.  I made a quick shortbread crust that didn’t require any rolling. I will be definitely using this shortbread crust for other pies.

This Strawberry Slab Pie is a spin on my favorite fresh strawberry pie that my grandma made every summer. A fantastic dessert for any summer get together, barbecue or potluck! From MissintheKitchen.com

How to Make Strawberry Slab Pie:

  • Mix flour, sugar, salt and butter together until crumbly.
  • Press into a 18 x 12 -inch sheet pan and prick all over with a fork. Bake.
  • Add a jello, sugar, cornstarch, salt and Sprite to a saucepan and bring to a boil and whisk until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and cool.Slice strawberries. Arrange over crust. Pour filling over strawberries Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.
    Garnish with whipped topping.

This Strawberry Slab Pie is a spin on my favorite fresh strawberry pie. Perfect for picnics and cookouts. From MissintheKitchen.com

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Strawberry Pie with Jello

This strawberry pie with jello recipe is super simple and I love the filling.  It’s so much better than the gloopy glaze that you can buy in the little containers.  Made easily in a sheet pan, it is easy to make ahead and take to a cookout!

If you attend any summer parties or get togethers, this is the dessert that you must make. It is light and fresh and just plain delicious.

Plus the summer berries are just so bright and pretty.  I just know you are going to love it!

Strawberry Slab Pie Recipe from Miss in the Kitchen

Strawberries have always been my favorite. This pie makes me think of the times my grandma would take us to the big strawberry fields near her house.  I am sure we would eat just as many strawberries as we put in the basket.

One time my cousin Stacy was with us for strawberry picking and we spotted a snake in the field. We screamed and ran like heck.

I’m sure our screaming scared the snake and as it slithered away, Stacy was running right after the snake without realizing it.

The rest of us were calling after her but she just kept going. Eventually the snake took off in a different direction.  We laughed and laughed afterwards.

We had such fun times picking peaches and strawberries.  I’m sure we were way more trouble than we were worth though.  Grandma’s really are the best.

Peach Slab Pie Recipe from MissintheKitchen

You might also love this Peach Slab Pie! I am not sure which is my favorite! If you try them let me know which one you like best! We always love a batch of Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Icing for summer parties.

More Strawberry Recipes to Check Out:

How to Make Strawberry Slab Pie

If you love this Recipe as much as I do, please leave a comment and a five star review, and be sure to help me share on Pinterest!

Strawberry Slab Pie Recipe made with fresh summer strawberries for the perfect summer dessert. From MissintheKitchen.com
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4.53 from 466 votes

Strawberry Slab Pie

Perfect for feeding a crowd! This strawberry slab pie is a twist on my grandma's strawberry pie with a shortbread crust.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh strawberry pie, Pie, slab pie, strawberry pie, strawberry slab pie
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Milisa

Ingredients

for the crust:

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cold butter cut into cubes

for the pie:

  • 6 oz strawberry jello
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 20 oz sprite 2 1/2 cups
  • 32 oz strawberries washed and tops removed
  • Whipped topping or whipped cream for garnish.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix flour, sugar, salt and butter together until crumbly.
  • Press into a 18 x 12 inch sheet pan and prick all over with a fork.
  • Bake 22-25 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Add a jello, sugar, cornstarch, salt and Sprite to a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil and whisk until stir thickened.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Slice strawberries.
  • Arrange over crust.
  • Pour filling over strawberries Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.
  • Garnish with whipped topping.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g

166 Comments

  1. Can you confirm 20 oz of Sprite? Just seems like a lot of liquid. I’m looking forward to making this for a church get together. Thanks!

    1. There are 12 oz. per can of Sprite so you would need almost 2 – 12oz. cans; 8 oz. in a cup so you will need 2.5 cups

      1. Probably a dumb question but is the 6 oz of Jello prepared? Do I add the water like the package instructs?

        1. Hi Crystal,
          In step number 6, you add the package of jello to the saucepan with sugar, cornstarch, salt and sprite. So you don’t prepare according to the package directions, just use the jello powder with the other ingredients to make the filling for the strawberries. Let me know if you have more questions.
          ~Milisa

          1. You have got to be kidding, READ THE RECIPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read it 3 times and no where does it say not to mix per instructions. Some of us don’t read minds as good as you, the recipes I see always say do not mix just add the powder if they don’t want it mixed. So back off.

          2. Dorthy. Don’t be so rude. Seriously. I appreciate all the clarifications.

          3. Can you use frozen berries and if so, how many cups would you use and what would be different in the steps if using frozen berries? Thank you, michelle

          4. Hi Michelle,
            Frozen berries will not work well in this recipe. They will have too much liquid as they thaw making the pie runny instead of setting up.

            ~ Milisa

          5. Seriously people, read the recipe before you ask the same question multiple times. Maybe read it twice to make sure you understand. I’m not trying to be rude, but geez…🥴 If the recipe sounds good, make it, if you think it has too much of an ingredient you don’t use/like, don’t make it. Simple.

    2. Hi Lezlie, 20 oz of Sprite is correct. That would be 2 1/2 cups. My pan is about 18 x 12, like a half sheet pan. I hope you enjoy the pie!

      1. Thank you for this info. I was wondering what size pan to use. This sounds delicious & perfect for a fully vaccinated family gathering. 😊

    3. In the picture the strawberries are showing will the whipping cream seep into the pie so strawberrys will show

      1. Ruth Ann,
        I usually add the whipped cream just before serving onto each slice. The jello glaze sets up over the strawberries so the whipped cream doesn’t seep into the pie if that makes sense.

        ~ Milisa

      2. Could the sprite be substituted with water, in a effort to reduce the sugar content? And sugar-free is not an option with the sprite.

        1. After seeing that the sprite is for the citrus flavor, thinking that water with some lemon and lime juice diluted in it will accomplish the same purpose. I’ll give it a try.
          Artificial sweetners are a no-go for me, so I just reduce the actual sugar amount in the recipes. I was in a class where the instructor was teaching diabetics how to adjust cooking for their condition, and she said most recipes can have the amount of sugar cut by half without making a difference in the outcome. I have found it to be true.

        2. I use Sprite zero for my choice of drink. It has no sugar in it. But I don’t know if it would work for this recipe as it’s part of the setting up of the jello.

        3. Instead of using Sprite, I use diet lemon-lime soda. That is enough to give it a slight citrus flavor but not the sugar.

    4. Can I ask why adding the Sprite, is there any substitution for it? I’m just thinking it’s a lot of sugar content 😯

  2. I also would like to know what size pan you used as I have several baking pans in different sizes.
    Thank you

      1. Hello. Can you use a smaller pan for a smaller crowd ? 🙂 If I cut ingredients in half, what size sheet pan should I use? Thanks!!

        1. Hi Brenda,
          I haven’t tried that but I think you could use a jelly roll pan which is slightly smaller, like 10 x 15 or you could use one of those glass baking dishes that are like 8 X 10. This is basically my grandma’s pie, doubled for a sheet pan, so I think cutting it in half should work just fine.

          ~ Milisa

          1. Is the crust supposed to be like a shortbread? I also found the crust was too crumbly to pierce with a fork properly. It just crumbled under. Maybe next time I will add ice water to the crumble so it holds together better.

          2. Hi Marie,
            It is crumbly but should stick together and you should be able to pierce it. I agree a bit of ice water would help next time if it’s too crumbly.

            ~ Milisa

      1. I just wanted to say after reading all the questions and comments, thank you to the recipe creator for answering and others who also clarified. I know sometimes I need clarification and I also understand others maybe learning to cook and bake and having detailed instructions really helps. I just wanted to say thanks on behalf of others for the kindness.
        I also think the one negative comments was uncalled for and demeaning when someone just wanted to make sure they had all the info for it to turn out great 😓

        Spread kindness, Good day

    1. Excellent recipe! I bought a liter of Sprite which is a little more than 4 cups. Was worried that I wouldn’t have enough berries since some were foostie, but with the Jello glaze, there were plenty. Substituted Splenda for sugar and sugar-free Jello. Thanks and will definitely make this again!

      1. This pie was so good, I almost smoked a cigarette after I ate it – and I don’t smoke! Thank you for the great recipe!!

        1. Angie that was hillarious 😂 I use to smoke in the days and every now and then I feel that way when a dish as delicious 😋 as this one is. Thanks for the humor!

    1. Making it now for my birthday dessert….be kind💥🇺🇸🎂 happy 4th to all you great cooks!

    1. Hi Susan, I just linked to my brown sugar shortbread in case you want to try it as well. The actual crust recipe is in the recipe card. Sorry for the confusion.

      ~Miss

  3. Seems like a TON of sugar what with the jello, sugar AND soda. Can you suggest a way to cut it down? Is the sugar really necessary in the filling? Sounds so good, but terribly sweet!

    1. Hi Tammie,
      This is the way I have always made this. It is sweet but not overly sweet. I haven’t ever tried using less sugar so I’m not sure how it would turn out.

      ~Miss

    2. I think just using the strawberry glaze would work just as well. I make pies with it, and the strawberries are excellent! Here’s how the pies are made (if you are interested). I bake the pie shell till browned. Make i box of cooked vanilla pudding (has to be the cooked pudding, not instant). When pie shell has cooled, add vanilla pudding and refrigerate until well chilled. mix strawberries with glaze (follow recipe on pkg) put on chilled pudding and add the whip cream to cover top. I buy the whip cream you have to whip, instant whip cream is no t as good.

      1. Strawberry glaze isn’t good in this pie, and especially not the pudding. This pie is perfect the way the recipe is, it’s a great dessert light and delicious made the way it states. Instant pudding and glaze is full of preservatives and besides its totally awful tasting

      2. Is this 1 Pie Shell like a 9″ ?????? All these ingredients will go into 1 Pie shell ?

        1. Hi Janice,
          This is a slab pie, made in a rimmed sheet pan. You can also make it into 2 pies with a 9 inch pie plate.

          ~ Milisa

  4. This sounds great!! Can you make this the day before you plan on serving it? Do you have any suggestions for what I can make ahead of time and then do right before serving? Thanks!

  5. I made this recipe but my crust didn’t seem to come together, it was very crumbly. Is ONE cup of butter correct? Thanks.

    1. Hi Elaine, 1 cup of butter is correct. The mixture is crumbly but you should be able to mash it together into the sheet pan. If you feel it is not right, maybe add in another tablespoon of butter or two until it seems right. It could be a difference in the brand of flour or butter. I hope this helps.

      ~Miss

    2. I also had trouble pricking my crust. I panicked because I was making this for a party the next day and no time to change my plans. My husband suggested putting it in the freezer to firm up first. He was right. I put it in for about 20 minutes and that worked. Although I lightly pushed down around the fork when I could see it fall apart. So while mine was not pricked as nicely as the video all was fine and the pie was excellent.

      1. I had trouble pricking the dough also, I just baked it for 10 minutes then pricked it. All was good. Thus is a wonderful recipe. I just picked 4lbs of strawberries today and will be making this for Mother’s Day. Can’t wait. Thank you for this great recipe. I love the Sprite in place of water. Yummy!!

    1. Hi Carolyn, It is a lot for one person! My pie kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You could do half a recipe and make it in a regular pie plate too. I hope this helps!
      ~Miss

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I haven’t ever made it with water but I really think it would turn out just fine. Let me know how it turns out if you try it.

      ~Miss

  6. I made this yesterday for a huge group and it was a hit. My pan was just a wee bit bigger so I had to make a bit more glaze, and I used 3 quarts of our local strawberries. I think if you used water you may lose some of the flavor you get from the Sprite . I would definitely make it again!

    1. Hi Marylou, I’m so happy that you tried it out. It is an easy recipe to adjust for how many people you are feeding. Thanks so much for the feedback!

  7. 5 stars
    My hubby’s favorite thing in the whole world is strawberries, and I usually make a strawberry pie for his birthday. I thought I would try this when I came across it a couple of days ago. I loved it! I too thought there was a lot of sugar in it so I made it with only a 1/4 c. I think I could have left all of the added sugar out and it would have been fine. I was just worried it might change the consistency of the filling, but it didn’t. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!

    1. This pie is a family favorite at our home! I was worried about the sugar too. I used 1/2 Stevia and 1/2 cane sugar for the glaze. Additionally, I used 1 small box of sugar free jello and diet sprite. It was delicious! For the crust, I used the named ingredients and did not substitute the sugar because it was such a small amount.

    1. Hi Jessica- It takes 2 small boxes of jello or 1 large box of jello. Follow the directions here, not on the box for this pie recipe. I hope that helps.

      ~Miss

        1. Hi Cindy,
          The recipe card is at the bottom of the post, where all of the ingredients including the 6 ounce package of jello is included. If you have trouble finding it, go to the very top and use the “jump to recipe” button to go right to it. I hope that helps.

          ~ Milisa

    1. Hi Amy, I haven’t tried it with frozen berries. I would think you would have to let them thaw and drain them really well. The texture might not be as good.

      ~Miss

  8. The strawberry and peach versions sound delicious. Have you ever made one using fresh blackberries? They will be in season here soon. I would appreciate recommendations on a flavor of Jello that would pair well with blackberries. Thanks.

    1. Hi Rob,
      I would try it with raspberry jello or maybe the strawberry jello. I don’t think you can go wrong with black berries! Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

      ~Miss

  9. Hi, I’m in the UK. and I just wanted to check if you use ready made Jello, or if you make it up from a pack and then melt again with the other ingredients?

  10. I east honking about making this for a family reunion. We always do a picnic at the park. How long do you think this will hold up outside of the fridge?

  11. 5 stars
    Wanted to let you know that I made this today for a family get together and it was a hit! I did make a few changes . Being a diabetic I used Splenda equal to the sugar and I used water instead of the sprite . I also used a ready-made pie crust and topped it off with sugar free cool whip. It was delicious and satisfying and guilt free!

  12. I do not have a food processor (to make the homemade crust)….can I used store bought pie crust dough?

  13. Oh my heavens! Costco just started back up with Strawberries! Hubby and I made this last weekend! It was fabulous!

  14. I would love to make this pie, but everyplace I click takes me to something else, and I can never find the actual recipe.

  15. My apologies. I finally found the recipe after scrolling past your cute story, several pictures, and links to other recipes. I’m excited to try this – I think my family will love it. Thank you!

  16. I am making tonight and my crust was crumbly and spread in the pan fine. My problem was when I went to poke the fork holes, it brought up the crust. What happens if you don’t have the fork holes?

  17. Crust way to thick. Next time I will use only 1 cup flour. That’s the crust in the 3 layer chocolate pie. Also the time to cook the sauce. Way to long. I had to cook it like 30 minutes. You can wait and add the jello power after it thickens. We loved it but I will twik it a little next time.

  18. I just made this slab pie. The crust is cooling as we speak. It looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!

  19. Thank you for sharing this recipe shared with me by a friend. Funny because unknown to her, I bought a large tub of strawberries today. For diabetic needs, perhaps Diet 7UP or Diet Ginger Ale would be a better substitution than water? I am not a fan of diet soft drinks myself but it seems the carbonation would enhance the recipe better than water?. Or perhaps a citrus flavored club soda? Just my thoughts. I will try this with my suggested substitutions and share results— if interested?

  20. I don’t have a sheet pan, so I’m going to buy one for this recipe. Before I do, what size/kind is yours?

  21. This pie is a family favorite at our home! I was worried about the sugar too. I used 1/2 Stevia and 1/2 cane sugar for the glaze. Additionally, I used 1 small box of sugar free jello and diet sprite. It was delicious! For the crust, I used the named ingredients and did not substitute the sugar because it was such a small amount.

  22. This was delicious! I agree that the added sugar for the jello portion would be excessive, so I cut it out completely (I tend to do that with most recipes with added salt and sugar, but I’m a 1/2 sweet 1/2 unsweet tea type of girl). The only issue there is that you need more liquid bc the gelatin layer is thin (not in a bad way, but a little more would be nice).
    I’m thinking about adding an extra 3oz pack of jello and an extra 10oz of Sprite (still way less sugar than the 200g from the cup and a half of sugar), but would I need to add more cornstarch? I’m not quite sure how that works. Thoughts?

  23. I love this dessert . Making it again today.Can you use Sierra mist or 7-Up if you have no sprite? Thank you for delicious desserts

  24. I made this last weekend to check it out. Family loved it. I’m making it again for Father’s Day and again for the July 4th family get togethers. So, so good. Thank you for this recipe

    1. Hi Cheryl,
      I haven’t tried it with cherries but I can’t see any reason it wouldn’t be delicious. Let me know if you give it a try.

      ~ Milisa

  25. Hi. I am diabetic so I’m going to use sugar free jello, diet sprite, and spends in crust…I dònt anticipate any issues. I am all so adding 1 pkg of Knox gelatin to the jello…..helps with setting!

    1. Hi Dolores,
      It could depend on what kind of pan you are using. I usually use a rimmed sheet pan that is metal. Spraying with non stick cooking spray would keep it from sticking.

      ~ Milisa

  26. Hi
    I’m not a fan of using pop. Can you explain why sprite (pop) instead of water? Doesn’t the combination of sweet sprite with sugar jello cause it to be overly sweet? Looks like a lovely recipe. I’m trying how to figure out how to avoid using pop. Thanks!

    1. Hi Virginia,
      You can use diet sprite and skip the extra sugar in the filling along with sugar free jello. Use a sugar substitute or regular pie crust.

      ~ Milisa

    1. RaDawn,
      Others have made it with sugar free jello and diet sprite or water and also some folks skip the sugar or use sugar substitute. This recipe is actually pretty forgiving. I hope you enjoy it!

      ~ Milisa

  27. So I specifically bought strawberries to try this recipe. I did not have Sprite but I did have a can of Liquid Death Severed Lime which I used instead and added a little cinnamon to my glaze(I always add cinnamon). The glaze isn’t super sweet and I know the strawberries I purchased are naturally tart. Much nicer than canning strawberry jam in hot weather! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Lynda,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your substitutions and the cinnamon is an interesting idea, I will have to try that!

      ~ Milisa

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