Strawberry Balsamic Pie – No-Bake Summer Celebration

This Strawberry Balsamic pie is a celebration of summer.  It's easy to make and you don't even have to turn on your oven.  What's not to love?
Strawberry Balsamic Pie

Last Updated on October 29, 2021

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

This Strawberry Balsamic pie is a celebration of summer.  It’s easy to make and you don’t even have to turn on your oven.  What’s not to love?

So, I asked my son if he wanted strawberries because they are in season and on sale at the supermarket. He said no, we don’t eat them fast enough, and they go bad. I told him I would make some kind of dessert, and bought not one, but two containers of lovely red, ripe strawberries.

Strawberry Balsamic Pie Ingredients

This pie’s filling is creamy from sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.  The lemon thickens the milk on contact.  Balsamic vinegar wakes up fruits of all kinds, and especially berries.

When you are going to buy strawberries, check them carefully. Thoroughly look them over, especially on the bottom, where an errant bruised one is oozing fluid and affecting the others near it. Also check that the top part of the fruit is red, not pale green. If it’s pale green, the fruit is not ripe and will be tasteless.  Try to get strawberries of relatively the same size.

After you get your berries home, unless you intend to eat them immediately, just put them in the refrigerator. Do not wash them! When you wash them, they will go bad quickly. If you must wash them, then let them dry in a single layer on a paper towel on a sheet pan, before putting them in the refrigerator.

You will enjoy this pie. You can buy a pre-made graham cracker crust, or you can make one yourself. I have a container of graham crumbs, so I make mine. I will put the recipe for the graham crust in as well.

If you still have any leftovers, cover the pie and put it in the refrigerator.  It should be good for a few days.

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

This Strawberry Balsamic pie is a celebration of summer.  It's easy to make and you don't even have to turn on your oven.  What's not to love?
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerating: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2021-08-31
Servings (slide to adjust): 8
Calories: 372kcal


Buy a Premade Crust

  • 1 Premade Graham Cracker Crust

Or Make or the Crust

  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
  • ¼ cup sugar

For the Filling

  • 1 10 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 cups Strawberries, sliced

For the Topping

Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


Using Premade Crust

  • Remove the protective cover from the premade graham cracker crust

To Make the Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare the pie crust by combining all the crust ingredients together, then turning them into a pie plate. Use the back of a measuring cup, or a glass to flatten and evenly distribute the crust. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 8 minutes, remove and set aside to cool completely.

For the Filling

  • To make the filling, combine the lemon juice, vinegar and condensed milk, stir til thickened, a few minutes. Put the strawberries in with the milk mixture and toss completely. Fold that into the pie shell.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour. Put the bowl you are going to make the whipped cream in the refrigerator at the same time.

For the Topping

  • To make the topping, have ready a chilled bowl. Put the cream in the bowl and start beating it. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread the whipped cream on top of the pie and serve immediately. Refrigerate left overs, if you are lucky enough to have any.
    Strawberry Balsamic Pie


Serving: 177gCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 217mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43g
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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