BigBoy Strawberry Pie

Classic fresh strawberry pie… if you’ve never had it, you absolutely MUST try it! This copycat version tastes JUST like the Frisch’s Big Boy or Shoneys treat, and is made super easy. Just 6 common ingredients and an easy pre-made frozen pie crust… you can totally do this!

This pie… oh THIS pie. You guys, I’m so excited to share this pie with you all today!! Here in Cincinnati, Spring means two things… Reds baseball, and Frisch’s Big Boy will be serving strawberry pie soon. I literally wait all year for this pie to be available at Frisch’s… it’s a perfect use for the sweet seasonal berries!

But now I don’t have to wait, I can have this pie any time I want… and so can YOU!

I have to tell you guys an ironic story about the making of that pie you see there. The whole vision behind sharing this recipe is that it’s a super EASY recipe… anyone can make this! The first couple times I tried to make it, every frozen pie shell was cracked! Straight from the grocery store that way. I tried to let the shell thaw a bit and sort of mush it back together, but it was a big fat fail lol. So third times the charm, and even though this one was cracked too, I found that letting the crust thaw almost all the way, getting your fingertips slightly wet with water, then pushing the crust together to seal the crack, then putting the crust back into the freezer again until frozen… works really well (just in case you ever have that situation happen at your house!). So yeah, even when I do this for a living, and I’m supposed to be all “chef-like”… I totally have cooking fails too!!


2 tbsp. cornstarch

1 c. sugar

1 c. water

1/2 pkg. strawberry gelatin

1 baked 9 inch pie shell, cooled

Whipped topping


Blend together cornstarch and sugar. Combine in saucepan with water. Cook, stirring until thick 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add gelatin. Stir until dissolves.

Mix berries in gelatin before placing in pie shell. Pour into pie shell

let chill 2 or 3 hours. Garnish with whipped topping.


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