Big Boy’s Vegan Fresh Strawberry Pie

Big Boy’s Vegan Fresh Strawberry Pie

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of summer with our signature creation: Vegan Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie. This delectable dessert captures the essence of sun-ripened strawberries nestled within a flaky, golden crust, delivering a burst of sweetness in every bite. Crafted with care and cruelty-free ingredients, this recipe is a testament to both culinary artistry and ethical consciousness.

Crust: Begin the culinary journey by crafting the perfect crust. A symphony of all-purpose flour, a touch of salt, and chilled vegan butter or coconut oil forms the foundation. The dough, meticulously worked until achieving the ideal consistency, is then gently shaped and cooled to perfection. This artisanal approach ensures a crust that cradles the vibrant strawberry filling with unparalleled finesse.

Filling: Enter the heart of our masterpiece: the luscious strawberry filling. Vibrant, ruby-red strawberries, sliced to perfection, mingle with a delicate blend of granulated sugar, cornstarch, and a hint of lemon juice. This harmonious concoction strikes the perfect balance between tartness and sweetness, enhanced by the zesty essence of lemon zest. Each spoonful offers a symphony of flavors, celebrating the natural bounty of the season.

Assembly and Baking: As the filling dances with anticipation, the pie begins to take shape. With precision and care, the chilled crust is rolled out to embrace its fruity companion. The strawberries, eagerly awaiting their pastry embrace, are nestled within the loving confines of the crust. Whether adorned with a lattice crust or a traditional cover, each pie is a work of art, destined for greatness. Into the oven it goes, where magic ensues. The scent of strawberries mingling with the buttery aroma of the crust fills the air, tantalizing taste buds and evoking memories of summer days.

Presentation and Serving: Emerging from the oven, the pie is a sight to behold: golden, glistening, and brimming with promise. Yet, patience is key as it cools to perfection, allowing flavors to meld and intensify. When the moment of unveiling arrives, each slice reveals a tapestry of flavors, inviting indulgence and delight. For the ultimate sensory experience, pair with a dollop of vegan whipped cream or coconut whipped cream, elevating this culinary masterpiece to new heights of decadence.

Conclusion: In the realm of vegan desserts, few creations rival the exquisite appeal of Vegan Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie. With its artisanal craftsmanship, vibrant flavors, and ethical integrity, this recipe transcends mere culinary delight—it is a celebration of the season’s bounty and a testament to the boundless possibilities of plant-based cuisine. So, gather your ingredients, embrace your inner pastry chef, and embark on a journey of flavor and discovery. After all, every bite tells a story—a story of indulgence, innovation, and the simple joys of life.

Big Boy’s Vegan Fresh Strawberry Pie


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, chilled and cubed
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For Topping:

  • Vegan whipped cream or coconut whipped cream (optional)


1. Preparing the Crust:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
  2. Add chilled vegan butter or coconut oil to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the fat into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  4. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Preparing the Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss sliced strawberries with lemon juice and lemon zest.
  3. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the strawberries and gently toss until the strawberries are evenly coated. Set aside.

3. Assembling the Pie:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled pie crust into a circle large enough to fit into a 9-inch pie dish.
  3. Carefully transfer the rolled-out crust into the pie dish. Trim any excess dough hanging over the edges.
  4. Pour the strawberry filling into the prepared pie crust, spreading it out evenly.
  5. Optional: You can create a lattice crust or cover the pie with another layer of crust, cutting slits to allow steam to escape.
  6. Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  7. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely before serving.
  8. Serve slices of the vegan Big Boy’s Fresh Strawberry Pie with vegan whipped cream or coconut whipped cream, if desired.