Thursday, May 21, 2015

Luby's Cafeteria Fresh Strawberry Pie

Total Time: 45 mins Preparation Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 20 mins


  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 4 pints strawberries
  • 2 9-inch baked pie crusts
  • sweetened whipped cream


  • for glaze, in medium saucepan, combine 3 cups of the water, sugar, and gelatin.
  • bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • in small bowl, gradually mix remaining 1 cup water into cornstarch until smooth.
  • add to saucepan, whisking constantly with a wire whisk.
  • cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until mixture is thick and fairly clear. (i suggest stirring constantly).
  • stir in food color.
  • remove from heat and let stand at room temperature cool.
  • do not refrigerate.
  • for pies, spread 1/4 cup glaze onto bottom of each pie shell.
  • in large bowl, combine strawberries and 2 cups of the glaze.
  • mix gently to coat evenly.
  • spoon half the mixture into each pie shell, arranging berries attractively.
  • spoon half the remaining glaze of each pie, smoothing and sealing glaze to edge of crust with spoon.
  • refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • top with whipped cream.

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