Summer Strawberry Lemon Pie


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This Summer Strawberry Lemon Pie was delicious. Who doesn’t love fresh strawberry pie? I mean seriously? I loved the big juicey strawberries, hint of lemon to brighten things up and the flaky pie crust. It was all heaven. I pretty much ate the whole thing myself because I couldn’t keep from opening the fridge and taking a bite every time I walked by it.


I also loooooove finding new products that are better and make my life easier. I used Cornabys Ultra Gel. Friends, so much better than cornstarch! It worked like a charm to thicken things up. Have you tried it? You totally should. I hate if I can taste cornstarch in my food. HATE IT! Loved that the ultra gel didn’t have that starchy flavor. Loved it.

Summer Strawberry Lemon Pie

Summer Strawberry Lemon Pie


  • 2 Quarts Fresh Strawberries, sliced in half
  • 6 Tablespoons Ultra Gel
  • 1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
  • Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 pie crusts or one deep dish Pie Crusts baked


  1. Smash 1/4 of the berries with a pastry cutter.
  2. Mix the ultragel and sugar together.
  3. Add the lemon juice, zest, smashed berries, sugar and water in a saucepan.
  4. Bring the pan to medium heat and begin to cook through.
  5. Mix the 1/2 cup of water with the ultra gel and add to the saucepan.
  6. Let simmer until thickened, remove from the heat.
  7. Mix the strawberries and sauce together and dump in the pie crust.
  8. Turn over the top berries so that no insides of the berries are showing.
  9. Chill for a few hours (it took mine 2 hours)


**If you live in Utah you should for sure check out Cornabys. They will be selling products at Harmons and oh my goodness, you must try the jams. The raspberry lemonade is to die for!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 pie, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 3671 Calories
  • Total Fat: 121.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 649.1g
  • Fiber: 38.4g
  • Sugar: 370.7g
  • Protein: 23.8g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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4 comments on “Summer Strawberry Lemon Pie”

  1. Good luck mixing the 6 Tbs of ultragel into 1/2 cup of water… it became a gooey paste after only 4 Tbs and then would not mix into the rest of the ingredients, so I used a hand blender eventually. The next time, based on further reading about how to use Ultagel, I mixed it in with 1/2 cup of the *sugar* and then mixed that into the other liquid and it worked! So I think there is a typo.. mix it into 1/2 C sugar, not water…?

  2. Dear Carrian,
    can we please have a party, and make sure this pie is there? slash, can we have like a cooking/craft date sometime? I need some of your mad skills!