A “Berry” Good Pie!

June 15, 2021

A “Berry” Good Pie!


This colorful strawberry pie, made with local strawberries, did not last long at my house!

                                                          It’s strawberry season!  
And that means heading to the local strawberry patch for some serious strawberry pickin’!  My group of eager strawberry fans knew that we had “landed” in the right place when the fragrance of sweet strawberries greeted us, as soon as we opened the car door! Bounding out into the field, it wasn’t long before my enthusiastic group had “harvested” three,
over-filled baskets, of the luscious ruby-red jewels.

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It wasn’t long before my enthusiastic group had “harvested” three,
over-filled baskets, of the luscious ruby-red jewels.

Armed with my basket of fresh berries, I was inspired to try a recipe that kept cropping up on my Pinterest in various recipes for a fresh fruit “Shoney’s Strawberry Pie”. Is this the actual recipe used in Shoney’s restaurants?  Who knows?  But, the pie that it inspired was fairly easy and delicious!


This Shoney’s Strawberry Pie was delicious!

This strawberry pie reminded me of another pie that I enjoy, the Glazed Peach Pie
(find the recipe here).  


Glazed Peach Pie is another fresh fruit pie favorite of mine.

My personal preference in fruit pies is for the fruit to be uncooked and covered in a clear fruit glaze. Both of these fresh pies fall into that category, and are winners in my (cook)book! 

Let’s Cook!

Sliced strawberries are the star in this pie.  Strawberry jell-o builds on the strawberry flavor.


The gathered ingredients for this pretty strawberry pie.


Wash and hull (remove stem) strawberries and slice.
(I find this strawberry huller a helpful kitchen tool.)
Remove any soft berries.


The Recipe

(Shoney’s) Strawberry Pie

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1-refrigerated pie crust (9-inch)

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

3 Tablespoons cornstarch

¼ cup strawberry jell-o, about 1/2 of a 6-ounce box

2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed and sliced

Whipped cream


Pre-bake pie crust using the directions on the package for the “baked shell”,
making sure to use a fork to place holes in the bottom and sides before baking.

Cool baked crust to room-temperature.

While crust is baking, wash and drain strawberries.
Remove any soft berries.
Hull (remove stems) from strawberries, 
and slice strawberries.

In small sauce pan, add water, sugar, cornstarch and jell-o.
Whisk well together.
Cook on stove top over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mix comes to a low boil.
Remove pan from heat.

Prepare a shallow “tub” of ice water in the kitchen sink.
Let strawberry glaze cool to room temperature by placing the bottom of pan in sink of ice water.

Whisk cooling mixture several times as it thickens.

Add sliced strawberries to the room-temperature baked pie crust.

Pour cooled strawberry glaze over the berries in the pie crust. 
Covering the berries completely.

Place pie in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours prior to serving.

Cut into slices and top generously with whipped cream.



 Cooking with Gammy

Cooking with my grandchildren is alway a joy!  Together, we have tried a couple new recipes lately, but we also find ourselves enjoying some “tried and true” classic recipes, as well. :o)


Heart-shaped White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Swirled Strawberries  

Wash , dry, and hull strawberries.

Cut V in top of strawberry and slice in half to form “hearts”.

Drizzle strawberries with melted white, or dark chocolate.

Place in refrigerator until chocolate is set, about ten minutes.


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My daughter gifted me with a popover baking mix, and when my 7-year old grand daughter began reading about a character in her book, eating popovers, it was time to bake them!
My grand daughter and I had fun watching them expand in the oven, and even more fun eating them with honey butter!



These donuts are always a favorite of kids and adults alike.  I enjoy them rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mixture.  My grand daughters prefer spreading them with melted chocolate chips, and then decorating them with colorful sprinkles.  Go here and here for the donut recipe.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another favorite around my house are these classic chocolate chip cookies!  My grand children love to make these, and enjoy eating them even more!  Find the recipe here.



Made Me Smile :o)
Sharing things that put a smile on my face, recently.

Happy Haircut


I was all smiles after getting my hair cut.  
It had been six months since my last visit to the hair salon, thanks to Covid.

Visitor at my Window!

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This little bunny has been a frequent visitor up on my deck, and often peeks in my window.  :o)

Seventeen-year Cicadas!

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It was about a month ago when I woke up to an odd sound.  It sounded like…the giant ants in the fun sci-fi movie Them!  Had my neighborhood been invaded by abnormally large insects?  No, it was just an invasion, that occurs every seventeen years, of cicadas!

Hear what the cicadas sound like, here.

See a clip from the classic movie, Them, here.

I am not the only one who thinks these cicadas sound like the giant ants in the movie!
Read this article, here.
Could the sound effect crew have used cicada sounds for this film?

Giraffe Feeding

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My grand daughter and I enjoy feeding a giraffe at Lion Country Safari.
I had always wanted to feed a giraffe, and sharing the experience with my “grand” made it doubly fun!


Take a Look At These Related Blog Posts


Peachy Keen, Jelly Bean, August 2018, here.
The recipe for fresh Glazed Peach Pie

A Nod to National Donut Day, June 2019, here.
Biscuit donut recipe

It’s Dollars(or Disney Dip) to Doughnuts that the Saga of My Broken-Leg Adventure has come to an End!, April 2018, here.                                                
Biscuit donut recipe is here, too.

Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!, June 2013, here.
My grandmother’s wonderful chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Halloween, Not-too Scary, Movie Watching Fun, October 2019, here.
Them, plus many others!

Thank you for reading!

May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!



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8 Responses to A “Berry” Good Pie!

  1. Jennifer Sharpe says:

    You have been busy Annette.

    Great memories how fortunate.

    Love Jenny. X

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. Michelle says:

    Yum! Local seasonal strawberries are the best!! I hope to snag some at a farmer’s market this weekend! Another fun blog!


  3. marjorie mattson says:

    Your blog made me hungry.. Yum! Tasty blog.


  4. Patti Sampson says:

    A neighbor brought over a couple pieces of strawberry pie tonight that looks a lot like yours. It was so good! How fun doing all the activities with your grandkids!


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