Shoney's Strawberry Pie
Posted by LladyRusty at anonymous
Note: I got this recipe from a former manager. I think that it's right on.
1 quart strawberries
1 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
Baked pie shell
Cut green tops from strawberries. Mash 1/2 of the strawberries with a potato masher. Combine mashed berries, sugar, salt, cornstarch and water in a large saucepan. Cook until the mixture becomes clear. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (You want the sauce to cool completely.)
Fold the whole berries and the sauce together. Pour berry mixture into a baked and completely cooled pie shell. Garnish with whipped cream.
At Shoney's, the sauce and the berries are kept in separate containers until they are needed. The waiter or waitress will go back and put the pie together when they are ordered. They put 1 pint of cleaned berries into an already-baked pie shell, add one cup of sauce and the whipped cream. Enjoy!