Recipe Finder: Fresh Strawberry Pie

August 03, 2010|By Julie Rothman, Special to The Baltimore Sun

Francis Bacon from St. Augustine, Fla., was looking for the recipe for the fresh strawberry pie that is served at a restaurant chain in her area called the Eat & Park. She said she has tried several recipes but has not been able to duplicate theirs.

Diana Bauer, also coincidentally from St. Augustine, Fla., sent in a recipe for a fresh strawberry pie which she says is from Shoney's, another restaurant chain in that area. She says that she has made it for years and that it always gets rave reviews. Her recipe calls for a traditional baked pie shell, but I think it would also be delicious if made in a shortbread or chocolate wafer cookie crust.

Bauer suggests leaving the strawberries whole and then arranging them point up in the pie shell to create this simple yet impressive looking dessert. She also suggests serving it with a dollop whipped cream.


Sharon Skarbek of Bend, Ore., has lost a favorite recipe from around 15 years ago for Chicken Stroganoff. The recipe came from the back of a bag of frozen chicken breasts from Trader Joe's Market.

If you are looking for a recipe or can answer a request, write to Julie Rothman, Recipe Finder, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Names and cities must accompany recipes for them to be published. Please list the ingredients in order of use, and note the number of servings each recipe makes.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Makes: 6-8 servings

1 baked pie shell

1 cup water

3 tablespoons strawberry flavored gelatin (Jell-O)

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup granulated sugar

6 drops red food coloring

1 quart fresh strawberries

Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan. Mix gelatin, cornstarch, and sugar. Add to boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add food coloring. Allow mixture to cool before folding in the fresh strawberries. Pour into baked pie shell, arrange strawberries point up and chill for about 3 hours before serving.

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