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Strawberry Pie Bars

Strawberry Pie Bars. With no artificial colours or flavours. Our fresh strawberry pie filling meets a graham cracker crust in these easy to make dessert bars.

Strawberry Pie Bars

These Strawberry Pie Bars were inspired by my recent recipe for Southern Style Strawberry Pie. However truth be told, we made a version of these in our family many years ago when I was a kid.

Back then, that version was made with frozen tubs of strawberries in syrup and Strawberry Jello.

However, I haven’t see those frozen tubs of strawberries in years. So, I had to come up with a sort of substitute for them in another family favourite recipe, Strawberry Chiffon Squares.

Fresh strawberries close up photo.

Fresh ripe perfect strawberries are great but frozen can be used in this recipe too.

I just loved the strawberry squares of my childhood and that strawberry pie recipe brought them right back to mind.

So, I decided to whip up a batch of that same strawberry pie filling to offer a second option to enjoy a version of that strawberry pie as a dessert square. I think it is a great option for those who have a fear of pastry in general.

A few tips on making these delicious dessert bars:

The strawberry pie bars were made in a 9×9 baking pan. The recipe would make a terrific dessert for up to 9 people but you could of course cut them into smaller portions for snacking if you prefer.

My Kitchen Aid electric mixer whipped the cream in only a couple of minutes.

The corn starch present in the icing sugar acts as a stabilizer for the cream for 3 days or so. However, I still recommend adding the cream just before serving to make it last as long as possible, particularly if you are making them a day ahead of time.

Strawberry Pie Bars

To be fully honest, exactly like my daughter Olivia, I absolutely love anything on a graham cracker crumb crust…and have all my life. These dessert squares are a great way to enjoy the flavour of the pie in smaller portions. They are easy to take along to cookouts and BBQ’s too.

Since today is the 4th of July for our American friends, I’ve even dressed some of them up with a few fresh blueberries sprinkled on top to celebrate the old red, white and blue! Happy Independence Day!

Strawberry Pie Bars for 4th of July

All dressed up for 4th of July!

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Strawberry Pie Bars
Yield: 9 or more servings

Strawberry Pie Bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Strawberry Pie Bars - with no artificial colours or flavours. Our fresh strawberry pie filling meets a graham cracker crust in these easy to make dessert bars.

Ingredients

For the graham crumb crust

  • 2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp sugar

For the strawberry filling

  • 2 tsp unflavoured gelatin powder, (stirred into 1/4 cup cold water)
  • 6 cups sliced strawberries, (Divided in 2 halves)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, ( use up to 1 1/4 cups if you prefer it sweeter)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp corn starch, ( dissolved in 1/4 cup water)

For the Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

To prepare the graham crumb base

  1. Measure the graham crumbs into a small bowl and make a small well in the centre.
  2. Pour the sugar into the well, then pour the melted butter onto the sugar.
  3. Let this stand for a couple of minutes to let the butter seep into the sugar. Then stir well to combine all ingredients together. The purpose of this step is to get a good contact between the butter and sugar. This helps a lot in setting a graham crumb crust in the oven.
  4. Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking pan that has been lightly greased and lined with parchment paper. B
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 8-10 minutes. Let the crust cool completely to room temperature before adding the filling.

To prepare the filling

  1. Add the gelatin to the 1/4 cup cold water and set aside for a few minutes until needed.
  2. Add 3 cups of the sliced strawberries, the sugar and 1/4 cup water to a small saucepan and simmer for only a few minutes until the strawberries have release most of their juice.
  3. Dissolve the corn starch in the 1/4 cup of water and stir into the simmering strawberries.
  4. Stir constantly for 2 to three minutes while the strawberry mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatine mixture until it is fully dissolved.
  6. Allow to cool to almost room temperature before stirring in the 3 cups of fresh sliced berries.
  7. Pour into the baked pie shell and refrigerate for several hours or overnight until set.

To Prepare the Vanilla Whipped Cream

  1. Simply beat all of the ingredients together with an electric mixer until firm peaks form.
  2. Spread the cream on top of the set filling and cut into desired portion size.

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Monday 9th of November 2020

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karen schroeder

Saturday 20th of June 2020

Nutrition , please !!!!! for 9 servings, 1 piece per person. Thanks.

Sally Tuer

Monday 24th of June 2019

Could you make these bars using fresh berries and then freeze the whole thing (minus the whipped cream) for a later date?

Jo Ann Kugle

Thursday 27th of June 2019

I would think once they thaw it would become mushy and watery.....however if you served it frozen...that sounds delish.

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 27th of June 2019

I've never done that but worth a try. Don't see why not.

Sue

Monday 1st of April 2019

Going to give this a makeover to fix my medical needs. Sugar Free cool whip, Splenda or Stevia, sugar free gelatin and Smart Balance margarine. I will keep you posted.

Jo Ann Kugle

Monday 10th of June 2019

I appreciate that your recipes use real food ingredients. cool whip and fake butter is full of chemicals detrimental to good health. Thank you Barry for your reliable and truly healthful recipes. After all if we are going to enjoy a good dessert it is a good thing to have it be healthful as well. Organic strawberries are in season and delicious right now. I am making this for the family on our very active Father's Day. I will let you know how it goes!

Barbara

Sunday 31st of March 2019

Can you use frozen strawberries? These squares sound delicious.

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 1st of April 2019

Yes indeed.

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