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Big Boy Strawberry Pie
Submitted by:  Pat Collins



" This pie is very similar to the strawberry pies served at the Big Boy Restaurants. This is a fresh berry pie, the fruit is not cooked. "
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled

Mix together the water, white sugar, salt, cornstarch and food coloring and cook in a saucepan for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside to cool.


Make the crust by combining flour, margarine, sugar and vanilla - press this into a 9 inch pie pan. Prick all over and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until lightly browned.


When crust is cool, place berries in the shell and pour the thickened mixture over the top. Refrigerate. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped dessert topping.

Makes 1 - 9 inch pie


Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 8
amount per serving
Calories 260  
Protein 2g
Total Fat 11g
Sodium 206mg
Cholesterol -
Carbohydrates 38g
Fiber 1g