Big Guy Strawberry Pie

Big Guy Strawberry Pie

134 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    4 h
Pat Collins
Recipe by  Pat Collins

“This is a fresh berry pie, the fruit is not cooked. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch pie



  1. In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, salt, cornstarch and food coloring. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, margarine, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Mix well and press into a 9 inch pie pan. Prick all over and bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. When crust is cool, place berries in the shell, and pour the thickened mixture over the top. Chill in refrigerator.

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This is a great recipe but I have a few suggestions before starting on this recipe... About the crust.....It's not a pie crust it's a modified cookie dough recipe so don't roll it out. After making the "crust", form it into a ball and place the ball in the middle of a SPRAYED pie pan, flatten and spread the cookie dough crust out and up the sides of the pan with your fingers, it will get sticky but instead of watering or oiling your fingers just lightly flour the surface of the dough. It also takes about 12-15 minutes for the crust to brown around the edges. Don't wait for the crust to get totally browned because when it cools it will crumble like an overbaked cookie. For the glaze.....the cornstarch needs to be dissolved in cold water before being placed in the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients, so reserve 1/2 cup of the water needed in the glaze to dissolve the cornstarch in, then pour the cornstarch mixture in with the rest of the ingredients. Also, once the glaze comes to a boil reduce the heat to low. The glaze will thicken upon cooling. When ready to assemble the pie, you may need to reheat the glaze slightly to get it to pouring consistency.



This is a wonderful strawberry pie. I did make a couple of changes though. After baking the pie crust and cooling it I take 1/2 of an 8oz pkg. of cream cheese mixed with a tablespoon of powdered sugar and put that on the bottom of the crust before adding the strawberries. Also, when making the "sweet syrup" I add about 2 or 3 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice (just enough to give it a little tart taste) and a 1/2 pkg. strawberry jello. Very, very good. thank you Pat for a wonderful recipe.



This was very good but pretty sweet. I think next time I will cut back a little on the sugar or add a Tbsp. of lemon juice, as a previous reviewer recommended. Also, it could use a little more crust. I will probably increase the ingredients by 50%. Also, it did not want to come out of the pan cleanly so the pieces were not very presentable. Next time, I will give my pan a quick shot of spray oil.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 275 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 41.6 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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