Monday, May 3, 2010

Big Boy Strawberry Pie

Remember the Mark's Big Boy Restaurants?  Maybe they weren't a nationwide chain but we had a few in our area of Wisconsin.  They were owned by Bill Marcus of the Marcus Theaters.  They had the best burgers in town and also great malts and shakes.  Desserts there were fabulous too from what I am told. (I usually don't order dessert out).  This recipe is supposedly the strawberry pie recipe that they made at those restaurants.  It is delicious and I make a few every year during strawberry season and always get asked for the recipe!  This is also great with raspberries and raspberry jello!

BIG BOY Strawberry Pie

1 1/2 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
Mix these three ingredients together and bring to a boil; cook until thickened.  Add 3 oz. strawberry jello.  Mix well.  Cool slightly.  Meanwhile bake a graham cracker crust 5 min. at 350 degrees.  Set aside to cool.  Layer 4 c. sliced strawberries in the cooled crust.  Pour jello mixture over.  Chill a couple of hours and serve garnished with whipped cream (no cool whip please)


  1. I'm not a big fan of pies in general, but this type of strawberry pie always calls my name. Can't wait to try it.

  2. Let me know what you think after you try it. You could always go around the crust and just eat the filling!

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