Growing up we ate at Shoney's a lot and one of the best things on their menu was the fresh strawberry pie. This recipe came from my Dedication Day cookbook and that was published long before all these "copycat" recipes started to pop up. But it is a copycat of the Shoney's pie. It might even be a little better. It is very easy to make as well.
These strawberries came from Maggie Valley. If you live close to Grant you should make the trip to pick up some of these great strawberries.
Bake a pie crust according to the package directions. Of course you can make a homemade pie crust if you want, but these frozen ones are really good.
Wash and dry your strawberries and then cut them to fit into the pie shell. You don't want huge pieces of strawberries.
Then you need to put together a double broiler.
Add 1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons of flour.
Whisk until it is smooth.
Now the words all cooks hate to hear "cook until thick". How thick, how long, is it getting thick I can't tell. All these things go through my head when I an stirring something that says cook until thick.
Once it is thick, remove from heat and add the box of strawberry jello.
Whisk until it is mixed well and there are no clumps.
Let it cool for just a few minutes so you don't cook your strawberries.
Then pour over the strawberries. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
When it is time to serve take out of the fridge. Doesn't that look good?