Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Elias Brother's Big Boy , Original Strawberry Pie Recipe

Wow, what a flashback to the 60's. A reader on I Love Texas Recipes posted this original recipe. I grew up in Michigan. I lived in Drayton Plains and went to Waterford Kettering High School.

Detroit was known for cars and the famous Woodward Avenue. In 1967 I was a Junior in High School and I had a "hot" car. It was a 1967 Camaro and I cruised Woodward Avenue with my friends every Friday night.

The Elias Brother's Big Boy in Pontiac was the hangout. We would start at the Big Boy on Woodward Avenue and cruise to Detroit and back, we'd end up at the Big Boy for Burger's and Fries and Strawberry Pie. What an incredible memory. Thank you to the reader that posted this recipe.







Elias Brother's Big Boy, Strawberry Pie:


Crust:

1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 TBS sugar
1/2 C vegetable oil
2 TBS whole milk

Mix together all ingredients in a pie pan, press out evenly and bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.

Filling:

1 quart of fresh Strawberries, clean and halved
3/4 C granulated sugar
1 C water
2 TBS light corn syrup
3 TBS corn starch

In a saucepan :
sugar
water
corn syrup
corn starch
Cook until thick

Add 3 - 4 drops of red food coloring and 4 TBS of Strawberry Jello.
Cool
Add Strawberries
Heap into pie shell
Chill completely

Serve with Whipped Cream!




Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


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