Shoney’s Strawberry Pie

Desserts | Baking, Entertaining, Kid Friendly | Fruits, Other

SERVES 6 generously
Recipe Scoop Shoney’s Strawberry Pie

Cooking Notes

For testing we used 1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (half a box), and baked it at 450 degrees F. for 10 minutes.

Be sure to check date on cornstarch. Old cornstarch won’t thicken properly in this recipe.

This recipe is easy to double and use the entire box of gelatin. However, you can store the remaining gelatin powder in a zipper top baggie for future use, if desired.

To cut calories and fat, use light whipped cream in an aerosol can or fat-free nondairy whipped topping.

Shoney’s Strawberry Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust, such as Pillsbury*
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch*
1 cup lemon-lime soda pop, such as 7-Up
1/2 package (3 ounces) strawberry Jell-O (1/4 cup measure*)
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 cups fresh strawberries, cut in bite size pieces
Whipped cream for topping, to taste*

Prepare crust according to package directions for a baked pie shell.* Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, in a 2-quart or larger saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and lemon-lime soda pop. Place over high heat and bring to a rolling boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 1 minute or until slightly thick.

Remove from heat and add Jell-O and lemon juice, stirring well. Set aside to cool. (Consistency will be like warm pudding and will thicken further in refrigerator.)

Rinse and cap strawberries, cutting any large berries in bite-size pieces. Place berries in cooled crust and spoon filling (it’s okay if it is slightly warm) over berries. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.

To serve, slice and top each serving with whipped cream.

Shoney’s Strawberry Pie

Alicia says: When I was a child the best reward my parents could give me was a trip to Shoney’s Restaurant for Strawberry Pie. Piled high with big juicy strawberries and smothered in whipped cream, that concoction is still one of my favorite summer desserts.

Every time it’s strawberry picking time in my hometown, a nostalgic craving for the pie strikes like clockwork.

You can purchase glaze for the pie in grocery stores but we've tried a couple of the brands only to be sadly disappointed. What good is it to save a few minutes if you’re not happy with the outcome?

Shoney’s Strawberry Pie

Feel Good About: Turn this into a relatively healthy dessert by using light whipped cream in an aerosol can or fat-free nondairy whipped topping. This analysis includes 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream per slice.

Approximate Values Per Serving: 338 calories (38% from fat), 15 g fat (7 g saturated), 24 mg cholesterol, 3 g protein, 51 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 220 mg sodium

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