This super simple Strawberry Pie Recipe is loaded with strawberries and a homemade jelly filling. You will find it to be like the same you find at Frisch’s or Shoney’s. Oh so YUMMY! Since this pie starts with a store bought crust, you can whip it up in no time at all.
Easy Strawberry Pie (Like Frisch’s and Shoney’s)
When I was a child, we lived in Tennessee briefly and we would frequent Shoney’s restaurant for dinner. I recall basically inhaling my dinner so I could enjoy a slice of pie for dessert. The stuff was just amazing.
After moving here to Cincy, I noticed that Frisch’s Big Boy also had this same pie during the summer months. During the summer, I will quite often take the kiddos for dinner at Frisch’s just to enjoy a slice of pie for dessert.
If you have never had Shoney’s or Frisch’s Strawberry Pie, you are really missing out. The pie crust is basic and topped with fresh strawberries and then a fabulous strawberry gel that makes for a perfect summer time dessert. Plus you will want not want to forget the whipped cream. Totally delish!
Last week, I took the kiddos for dinner and all of them ordered a piece of the yummy strawberry pie topped with whipped cream. My boys were inhaling it like it was the last dessert they were ever going to enjoy, ha ha. Then they were asking for seconds. I quickly responded with “No way, these slices of pie are not cheap”. As I was devouring my slice of pie, I got to thinking about making our own right at home. I knew it couldn’t be to difficult.
I was correct! It was not difficult at all. I used a store bought pie crust to save time and strawberries were on sale for just $0.99 at Aldi this week. Making our own pie at home did not cost much at all.
Summer time desserts filled with berries are always best. I make up batches of Homemade Strawberry Sauce to top our ice cream, angel food cakes, and waffles for breakfasts.
Just a few ingredients are needed to make this super simple pie. You will need a store bought pie crust, strawberries, strawberry Jell-O, sugar and some cornstarch. You can have it whipped up and in the fridge in no time at all.
1 refrigerated Pie Crust
2 cup sliced Strawberries
2 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
1 1/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup Water
1 box Strawberry Gelatin (like Jell-O)
Preheat oven to 350.
Place pie crust in pie pan and crimp edge.
Use a fork to poke holes in bottom.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are browned.
Allow to cool.
Layer bottom with the sliced strawberries
Stir together water sugar and cornstarch and bring to a boil.
Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Remove from heat, add Jell-O and stir until dissolved.
Pour mixture over strawberries.
Refrigerate until set.
You cab decorate with whipped cream before serving.
If you have a summer picnic or bbq that you are needing an easy but totally tasty dessert, this pie is perfect.
Do you have a favorite summer time pie? This pie is a new favorite in our house.