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Are you ready to indulge in a slice of heaven? Look no further because we have the perfect recipe for you – Shoney’s Strawberry Pie! This delightful dessert is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. Let’s get started!
A Heartfelt Recipe from Myrna
This recipe was lovingly shared with us by Myrna Nisenbaum, a fan from Indianapolis. According to Myrna, this pie is a family tradition that has been passed down for generations. It’s the perfect treat for those hot summer months when strawberries are at their peak. But don’t worry, you can enjoy this scrumptious pie all year round!
The Pie Crust
To make things easy, we’ll be using a pre-baked frozen pie crust. Simply follow the package instructions for baking. Once the crust is ready, let it cool completely before moving on to the next step.
The Strawberry Filling
You’ll need 1.5 to 2 quarts of fresh strawberries for the filling. Make sure to wash and remove the stems from the strawberries. In a saucepan, combine the strawberries, sugar, corn starch, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and turns clear. This should take about 10 minutes. Once cooked, let the strawberry filling cool completely.
The Cream Cheese Layer
Now, here comes the secret ingredient that sets this pie apart – a layer of cream cheese! Soften about 4 ounces of cream cheese by adding a few drops of milk and microwaving it for a few seconds. Take the cooled pie crust and spread the cream cheese evenly on the bottom and up the sides. Make sure the pie crust is cold when you do this to prevent the cream cheese from melting.
Assembling the Pie
Once the cream cheese layer is in place, pour the cooled strawberry filling over it. Spread it evenly, making sure to cover the cream cheese layer completely. Place the pie in the refrigerator to allow it to set.
The Whipped Cream Topping
No strawberry pie is complete without a dollop of whipped cream on top! In a chilled metal bowl, whip up 1 cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add ¼ cup of white sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the strawberry filling, using your finger or a spatula to create beautiful swirls.
Enjoy the Delightful Pie
And there you have it – a gorgeous and delicious Shoney’s Strawberry Pie! Slice into this heavenly dessert and savor each bite. Thank you, Myrna, for sharing this incredible recipe with us. Your love for down-home cooking shines through in every mouth-watering slice.
So gather your loved ones and indulge in this delightful treat. Take a moment to visit El Reno Ok for more delicious recipes and inspiration. And remember, every bite is made with love and brings joy to your table. Bon appétit!