Lindy’s-Style Strawberry Pie


As imitated by Gloria Pitzer, in her self-published cookbook, The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 29)


1 cup sugar

3 TB cornstarch

10-oz 7-Up or lemon-lime soda

2 TB strawberry Jell-O powder

1-qt whole strawberries, hulled

9-inch baked pie shell

1 cup thick, strawberry preserves

½-pint heavy whipping cream, whipped stiff & sweetened a bit


Combine sugar, cornstarch, and pop/soda in saucepan and cook on medium-high heat, stirring constantly until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin powder until dissolved [about 2 minutes]. Set aside to cool.

Drain any juice from berries and very carefully fold them into the cooling Jell-O mixture. Coat berries well and then spoon them carefully into the pie shell, hull-side-down. Arrange into single layer, spooning remaining Jell-O over the berries and filling in any spaces.

Melt preserves over hot water and spoon it over the filled pie shell. Refrigerate pie several hours or until set. Pile the top with whipped cream. Keep refrigerated to cut and serve within a week. Serves 6-8, reasonably.


See also…

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Hi! I'm Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL Secret Recipe Detective, is my mom. This website is lovingly dedicated to her memory and legacy.

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