If you’ve been looking for a new favorite summer dessert, this shoney’s strawberry pie recipe is about to become your new best friend!
Only 5 ingredients and it takes no time at all to put together, but the WOW factor is huge! And the pie shell is a frozen pie crust you can pick up from the grocery store.
You bake a fresh strawberry pie in 10 minutes or less. Easy Peasy. Making copycat recipes like this one or frisch’s big boy strawberry pie is so much fun.
I love to dress it up with a big dollop of Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream if you prefer.
Fresh strawberries are the centerpiece of this delicious strawberry pie Try to find really high-quality strawberries. You can pick them up at your grocer or maybe a trip to the Farmer’s Market?
This simple strawberry pie is one of my favorite recipes (I know I have so many!) and I really wanted to share it with you to enjoy over the coming summer months. xo
Time Saver Tip # 1
Wash and hull the berries the day before – so that they are really dry before you slice them in the pie.
Ingredients in Shoney’s Strawberry Pie
- 1 frozen pie shell (or pie crust for a 9” pie)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ cup strawberry jello (or store brand gelatine)
- 4 cups fresh strawberries (we like lots of fresh berries!)
How to Make a Strawberry Pie with Jello
Brush the frozen pie crust with an egg white(see note below)
Bake the frozen pie crust following the package directions. Be sure to use pie weights on top of parchment paper so that the crust doesn’t sink into the pie plate while baking. The crust will be a light golden brown.
Set aside and let it cool to room temperature.
Wash and clean the strawberries – removing the stems and hulls
Slice the berries in half and set them aside until ready to pour the filling on
Prepare a small basin with ice cubes and cold water
Stirring constantly (I use a whisk) bring the water, cornstarch, sugar and strawberry gelatin to a bowl in a medium saucepan
Remove the saucepan from the heat and place into ice water bath
The ice water bath cools the gelatin mixture quickly, so you will see it thicken
Place the cut strawberries into your baked pie shell, mounding them into the middle
Pour the gelatin mixture over all of the berries, filling all the spaces.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours
When ready, pipe on some whipped cream and serve.
Note: Serve your pie the same day or the next day – after 2 days it will become soggy. But it’s so easy to make I usually make it in the morning to take to a picnic or serve at a BBQ later in the day.
Picture of ingredients
Yes, follow our Tip # 2 by brushing egg white onto the pie crust before baking. It will crisp up the pie shell.
In this recipe we just cut the berries in half. Some strawberry pie recipes use them whole, but it’s usually a smaller berry. I think it looks great either way, but totally up to you!
Make sure to follow the recipe exactly and boil the gelatin mixture, allowing to cool and thicken before pouring it on the strawberries.
Time Saver Tip # 2
Brush your pie shell with egg white before baking. It will make the bottom crust really crisp and ready for all those juicy berries. It helps to keep the pie crust bottom from getting soggy too.
If you want to make your own pie crust, be sure to check out our perfect pie crust recipe.
How to make the best Shoney’s Strawberry Pie…
- Wash and clean the fresh strawberries first, letting them drain/dry in the colander
- Bake your pie crust next, allowing it to cool
- Get your ice water bath – or use the kitchen sink whichever works ready before cooking the gelatin mixture
- Stir the gelatin mixture constantly until it comes to a ‘first boil’
Easy recipes are what you want during the summer strawberry season and easy pie recipes are what we want when we have warmer days and don’t want to turn on the oven! You could make this pie for your mom for mother’s day.
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