Copycat Shoney’s Strawberry Pie

Shoney’s Strawberry Pie is one of the most loved menu items at Shoney’s. What’s better than a fresh strawberry pie? The Shoney’s Strawberry Pie always signals spring. You can make this pie during strawberry season.

copycat Shoney's strawberry pie slice and a glass of milk.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Unfortunately, Shoney’s isn’t around as much as they were in the years past. So you can recreate this famous dessert at home with this recipe. What’s better than a fresh strawberry pie and a flaky tender crust?

One of the easiest fruit pies to make!

Who doesn’t love this classic Strawberry recipe? Shoney’s is known for its strawberry pie. The copycat recipe for Shoney’s Strawberry Pie is easy to make and has ingredients that you already have at home.

Who doesn’t love an easy to make pie? This recipe is made simply with strawberry jello, cornstarch, sugar, and fresh strawberries. You can use your favorite pie crust recipe, or you may want to purchase a refrigerated pie crust.

Strawberry pie with Jello is easy to make!

Did I mention this pie is super easy to make? A simple glaze made with strawberry Jello is poured over fresh strawberries piled in a pie crust.

Strawberry Pie Ingredients

To make this old fashioned strawberry pie, here’s a list of what you need:

  • 9-inch Deep Dish Pie Crust
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • Strawberry Jello
  • Water
Shoney's strawberry pie ingredients.

How to Make Strawberry Pie

Here are the simple recipe steps for making this incredible fresh strawberry pie:

  1. Bake your pie crust, and let it cool.
  2. While the pie crust is cooling wash the strawberries, pat them dry, hull the berries, and then cut them.
  3. Make the glaze for the filling by heating cornstarch, sugar, and water, and allow it to thicken over the heat. Then stir in the Jello gelatin.
  4. Pile that pie crust high full of strawberries.
  5. Pour the glaze over the strawberries and refrigerate the pie for a couple of hours.
overhead view of a copycat Shoney's strawberry pie.

Decorating the Pie

After the pie sets up you can choose to decorate it with whipped cream or simply leave it as it is, the colors of the strawberries are simply beautiful. You really can make this pie in no time.

My favorite time of the year to make this pie is the spring, the strawberries are just starting to come in, and it doesn’t get better than this.

If you love other Shoney’s desserts be sure to check out the Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae. I know you will love that one too!

copycat Shoney's strawberry pie slice and the pie.

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overhead view of a whole copycat Shoney's strawberry pie.

Copycat Shoney’s Strawberry Pie

Make your own Shoney's Strawberry pie at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shoney’s Recipes, Strawberry Pie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 243kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons strawberry Jello
  • 1 pound strawberries cleaned, steam removed, and left whole
  • 1 9-inch deep-dish pie crust baked


  • Blend sugar, cornstarch, and water together in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. 
  • Cook stirring occasionally, until the glaze becomes thick. You will know it is thick enough when it can coat the back of a spoon, and the glaze will slowly come off the spoon. 
  • Add Strawberry Jello to the glaze and stir to combine.
  • Place drained whole fresh strawberries into a baked deep-dish 9-inch pie shell. 
  • Pour cooked mixture over berries. Chill 2 hours at least. 
  • Top with Cool Whip if desired.



  • Make the pie more like Shoney’s by piling the strawberries up very tall into the pie shell
  • If you want you could use a graham cracker crust 


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 33.3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Bain

    Have tried this many times. My family loves it. Fresh Strawberries makes it even better. If you have a problem with it not getting thick add 1 teaspoon extra of corn starch.

  2. david

    3 stars
    I didn’t know it would take 4 boxes of jell-o. didn’t look anything like the pie. not enough “juice to fill the pan. ill try again with an extra 2 boxes of Jell-o

  3. Hollye

    5 stars
    I worked at Shoney’s through high school back in the 80″s. I waited tables and made the hot fudge cakes and strawberry pies. It is true what another former employee said about not using jello, they did make it with “strawberry glaze”. It came pre-made in a big tub…BUT…unless you can buy that pre-made “strawberry glaze”, you will need to make your own and it is indeed made with strawberry gelatin, aka…strawberry jello! I grew up in West Tennessee and you can buy that pre-made glaze in the produce department in grocery stores next to the fresh strawberries. It’s sold in a clear bag. I live in North Jersey now and no such product exist in grocery stores here so I use this recipe and it’s perfect and exactly the same thing!

    • Hollye

      P.S.- The pie shells we used were just plain old frozen pie curst in the aluminum tins that you get at the grocery store in the frozen food section. Poke holes in bottom of thawed crust before putting it into the over to bake. Don’t over bake, take out and fill with strawberries and glaze! That’s it! The hardest part of making those pies was topping the greens off of the strawberries and Shoney’s had their own technique for that as well. Use a grapefruit spoon and simply core out the greens making sure to get that “core” out as well.

      7-up came into no place in this recipe as far as Shoney’s was concerned, never happened!

    • Patricia

      found this recipe on line today and was excited to see West Tennessee…..that is exactly where I live. I am making this pie now. Hope it turns out as good as Shoney’s.

  4. Ellen

    I imagine the strawberry glaze was pre-packaged in used it Shoney’s for convenience of time .. however however her recipe would be correct for making a strawberry glaze from scratch .. about to giveEllen this recipe a try..

  5. Momma B

    I don’t know if it’s like Stoney’s or not butttt it surely sounds delicious & I think I’ll make it. Have a blessed day.

  6. Candy

    Ok, back to the almost pudding instruction. Cook on low/medium/high heat? Stir or leave alone? How thick is almost pudding stage? Do you cool it? This sounds awesome and I can’t wait to try, but who writes these recipes??? Take a look at Pioneer Woman’s recipes and get back to us!

  7. Lisa Jones

    Thank-you for this recipe, it may not be the exact recipe Shoneys used but it’s fast, easy and tastes identical! Strawberry pie is my favorite but I always thought it would be such an ordeal to make, not so with this recipe! Love it! Thanks!????????

  8. Beverly

    I would really appreciate a recipe for the crust on Stoney’s strawberry pie. That is what makes their pie so special!

    • Laura

      This is the recipe for the shoney’s pie crust I use. Come close to being their recipe:


      1/4 pound very cold butter
      1/2 cup confectioners sugar
      2 egg yolks
      1 – 1/4 cup flour
      salt to taste.
      1 Tablespoon ice water (or less)

      Cut butter into small cubes and put in a mixing bowl. Add sugar and egg yolks and mix thoroughly using hands or electric beater. Combine flour and salt in flour sifter. Sift this gradually into the yolk mixture. Add just enough water so that the mixture holds together, Shape the dough into a flat cake and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerator for half hour or until thoroughly chilled. Roll out on very cold surface.

    • Tesa

      When I make it, I use the store bought shortbread crust. I haven’t been to a Shoney’s in decades but the crust reminds me of of the taste. You should be able to find it in the baking aisle, I think it’s Keebler.

  9. Penelope Brookshire

    Every time I show up at work with this pie pandemonium ensues! I am constantly getting strawberry pie hints when it has been awhile since the last one. Big big hit!!!!

  10. george12p

    I worked for Shoney’ s for 8 years and we DO NOT USE JELLO! We use strawberry glaze. This site knows nothing about Shoney’s pie recipes.

  11. Confused

    What do they mean by almost pudding stage. Who makes pudding anymore? Wish recipe writers would be ultra specific since my generation didn’t grow up with a mom in the kitchen.

  12. Morgan Wampler

    Oh my goodness. I tryed this recipe and let me tell you honey it is wonderful. It tastes identical to the original Shoney’s pie and it is super easy to make. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!!!!!!

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