Did you grow up with Shoney’s Big Boy? He was so cute, I didn’t care that I had to wait to take a seat, and then sit and wait to get my burger. The burger Big Boy hoisted above his head looked delicious.
The best part after eating the burger was their famous strawberry pie!
Now that Shoney’s is closed in our area (and in many others), I’ve searched for my favorite Shoney’s strawberry pie replica. The recipes are everywhere. Many claim the Shoney’s name, but they aren’t all the same. This recipe (which is a combination of two recipes from my old recipe books) suits my family’s taste buds. I hope it suits yours, too.
After preparing the filling over the stove, remove from heat to cool.
Meanwhile, sprinkle sugar into two baked deep-dish pastry pie shells. (I buy pie crusts ready-made, because I’m pastry-crust-challenged.) Chop one quart of strawberries and place over sugar in crusts.
When filling is cool enough to not “cook” the berries, pour into the pie shells, dividing evenly.
Does this glossy-ness make you want to dive right in?
Refrigerate until filling is set. Slice your strawberry pie and top with whipped cream.
Or, if you’re lazy like me, plop a pile of whipped topping over it. I load topping by the slice because some in our family like a little topping (me), and others like loads of it (Fun Son).
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 cups water
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 quart. fresh strawberries
- 1 small box strawberry jello
- ½ cup sugar, divided
- 2 deep-dish pastry crusts, browned according to package directions.
- Whipped topping or whipped whole cream (Yum!)
- Mix 2 cups sugar with cornstarch. Add water and salt. Cook over medium heat until it thickens and turns clear. Add the strawberry jello and mix thoroughly. Remove from heat and set aside until cool.
- Meanwhile, sprinkle ¼ cup sugar in bottom of each cooked pie shell. Chop strawberries and place in bottom of both pie crusts.
- When jello mixture is near room temperature, pour over berries and chill until firm.
- Top with whipped topping or whipped cream.
How do you like your strawberry pie? Are you a whipped topping person or a whipped cream person? And, do you like just a little, or do you like a lot?
We may miss Shoney’s Big Boy, but we don’t have to miss their pie! 🙂
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