Paleo Strawberry Pie with Grass Fed Gelatin

Paleo Strawberry Pie with Grass Fed Gelatin

It’s strawberry season, y’all.  Which means it’s time for Paleo Strawberry Pie with Grass Fed Gelatin!

The boys and I went berry picking with friends last week at our favorite local spot and came home with 6 buckets of strawberries.  I’ve been busy turning all those berries into jam, salad dressing, cupcakes, and this amazingly simple yet seriously delicious paleo strawberry pie with grass fed gelatin.  So simple, but super tasty and even nutritious!

More strawberry recipes:

More Gelatin Recipes:

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The crust is a snap to make, with only 4 ingredients and zero sweetener.  Just healthy protein and fats from blanched almond flour, coconut oil, and egg.

The pie filling is pretty simple, too, with only 5 ingredients and very little added sweetener.  You can even pat yourself on the back for feeding extra-nourishing grass fed gelatin to your family in such a tasty delivery method!

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A quick note on the sweetener: Raw local honey is my typical sweetener of choice.  It’s generally considered much healthier than refined sugar, but it’s still sweet.  Experts tell us the taste buds can be trained: the sweeter our food, the sweeter we think it should be.  And vice versa: cutting back on sweeteners will train our taste buds to be content with less and less sweetener.  It’s definitely been true for me!  

Mine is a pretty low-sugar, low-sweetener household, so 2 TB honey is plenty for us.  I did make a second pie with twice as much honey (1/4 cup) just to test the difference.  It was definitely sweeter!  We’ll stick with the less sweetened version, though, which was plenty yummy.  Suit yourself!

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Paleo Strawberry Pie with Grass Fed Gelatin

  • Author: Yankee Homestead
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

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Ingredients

Crust:

Filling:


Instructions

Make the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add almond flour and salt to food processor and pulse to combine.
  3. Add coconut oil and egg and pulse until mixture forms a ball of dough. Scrape sides if necessary.
  4. Place dough in a 9.5″ pie dish and press to cover bottom and sides.
  5. Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.

Make the filling:

  1. Place lemon juice and HALF the strawberries in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook about 5 minutes until berries thicken. Stir to prevent sticking and scorching.
  3. While berries are cooking, add 2-3 TB gelatin to 1/2 cup cold water. (Using 3 TB will cause the pie to gel faster.) I like to use a 1 or 2-cup glass measuring cup for this. Stir the gelatin into the water and set it aside while the berries cook.
  4. After the berries have thickened a bit, remove the pan from heat.
  5. Stir honey into berry mixture.
  6. Add gelatin to berry mixture and stir until well incorporated. (The mixture must be quite warm for the gelatin to incorporate well.)
  7. Pour about half the berry mixture into baked crust.
  8. Add some of the remaining fresh halved berries.
  9. Pour the rest of the berry mixture into the crust.
  10. Arrange final strawberries on top, pressing them down a bit into the gelatin mixture.
  11. Place pie in the fridge to chill and set. This can take anywhere from one hour to several hours or more, depending on the amount of gelatin used and the temperature of your fridge.
  12. Serve with a dollop of Dairy-Free Coconut Whipped Cream.

Notes

About the gelatin:
More gelatin (3 TB) will allow your pie to set more quickly. More gelatin can also lead to a firmer, more rubbery texture. Less gelatin (2 TB) means the pie will take longer to set, but will have a lighter texture.

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17 Comments

  1. Avatar Becky Sherwood on 05/18/2017 at 12:21 am

    Just bought my first can of geletin and I’m excited to try these recipes- thanks!

    • Kathleen Kathleen on 05/18/2017 at 8:38 pm

      Yay, Becky! 3 cheers for gelatin! 🙂

      • Avatar Becky on 05/23/2017 at 1:24 am

        As soon as it’s strawberry season I’m making this!

  2. Avatar Kristen on 05/25/2017 at 1:37 am

    I was looking for a new Strawbery pie recipe…thanks, can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Kathleen Kathleen on 05/30/2017 at 10:46 am

      Let us know how it turns out, Kristen!

  3. Avatar Heather Link on 05/28/2017 at 4:39 am

    This sounds really good. I’ll have to try this soon!

    • Kathleen Kathleen on 05/30/2017 at 10:30 am

      Enjoy, Heather!

  4. Avatar Linda on 05/30/2017 at 4:55 pm

    I love strawberry pie and this version seems so much better than any I have made. Love the idea of an almond flour crust. Can’t wait to make this.

    • Kathleen Kathleen on 05/30/2017 at 5:19 pm

      Enjoy, Linda! 🙂

  5. Avatar Nikole Sutton on 05/30/2017 at 8:04 pm

    Going to have to try this during the summer!

  6. Avatar Bonnie Hennessy on 05/31/2017 at 1:02 am

    I WILL make this! Been wanting a gluten free recipe for short cake (shortbread). Have a fridge full of strawberries too!

    • Kathleen Kathleen on 05/31/2017 at 1:40 am

      A fridge full of strawberries is definitely a good problem! ?

  7. Avatar Brenda on 05/31/2017 at 2:41 am

    Sounds delicious, I’ll have to give this one a try this summer.

  8. Avatar Jennifer on 05/06/2018 at 10:06 pm

    We made this last night and my entire family loved it!

    • Kathleen Kathleen on 05/07/2018 at 10:45 am

      Awesome! It’s not quite strawberry season here yet, Jennifer, so I’m a little jealous…

  9. Avatar Lee on 06/15/2020 at 4:48 pm

    Would you have an idea of how much Lakanto Monk fruit should be used to replace the honey?

    • Kathleen Kathleen on 06/15/2020 at 5:42 pm

      Sorry, Lee, I’ve never tried that substitution. I’d love to hear how it works out for you!

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