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

About Stephanie Manley

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.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Melissa Snellings

    5 stars
    I made this with strawberries I picked today! It was delicious and set up perfectly! Topped it with cool whip.

  2. Hana

    In a little town in Tennessee, back in the 80’s, I spent a few of my high school years working at Shoney’s. I waited tables and on down time during our shifts we made the strawberry pies, so I know a little about these pies and what goes into making them! I am going to try this recipe this afternoon but I will change a few things.

    At Shoney’s we would use grapefruit spoons to cull out the green stem, that’s how they got the strawberry to still appear so big a plump. Also that “strawberry glaze”…we called it strawberry goop, came in giant 5 gallon buckets and we would pull it out of the big walk in refrigerator to make the pies. So I will make this recipes “goop” and refrigerate it until it’s cool before I throw the pie together. Then that pie need to sit in a refrigerator at least a few hours until it’s nice and chilly throughout! We would make the pies around 2-3 for the dinner shift. Then the pies would be made again after dinner shift for the following days lunch shift.

    Fun memories of a high school job working with some of my classmates! The pies were always so yummy! I hope this one holds up the memories!

    • Mike

      5 stars
      Thank you Hana for that inside scoop on things. No one knows what really goes on like the ones that are actually doing the job.

  3. Ruth Baker

    5 stars
    simple and delicious. Child and grands love it. Taking it to our neighborhood “bake-off” tomorrow morning. thank you for making this a user friendly recipe. Ruth Baker, Charlotte, NC

  4. Stacylou

    5 stars
    Perfect recipe thank you my pie turned out perfect! I will use this recipe from now on . Super easy for a wonderful pie. I may try to reduce the sugars as well next time to half a cup but so far it’s great!

  5. Chris

    Hey! I love Shoney’s Strawberry Pie and I haven’t had it in such a long time! HELP! My pie filling jelled too much as it cooled in refrigerator. Do you think I cooked it too long on stove? It had a good flavor, but filling was chewy and thick. Thank you!

    • Stephanie

      I am sorry this got way too thick, I don’t know if cooling it in the fridge did it or not. You may have cooked it for too long. I cook it until the sauce turns clearish, and I pull it off immediately.

  6. Dee

    I remember Shoneys Strawberry pies had a more gooey-like filling, rather the Jello-like texture.
    I bought one every week, where my wife was pregnant. lol

  7. Linda Nelson

    Is there a way to reduce the sugars without sacrificing the taste? Use less than one cup? Sugar-free jello? Erythritol? I want to make it for my father, who won’t eat cane sugar.

  8. Charlotte

    I made this pie and totally loved it. It is the same pie I had at Shoney’s. It is beautiful to look at and so delicious. It set up perfectly in 2 hours. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  9. Chris Purcell

    5 stars
    I experiment on my family all the time. Sometimes it’s diamonds, sometimes it’s stone. THIS WAS A DIAMOND!!!!! This was my second recipe. Was not impressed with the first. Didn’t think I’d try again, but, who doesn’t love Shoney’s Strawberrry Pie, so this got my attention. Family told me to be sure I saved the recipe. So easy and SO good.

  10. AnnaD

    I’m gonna make one (or 2!!) of these for Mother’s Day weekend!! How many pieces is the pie sliced into for the nutritional value that is listed? I assume 6 but wanted to be sure.

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