Fresh strawberry pie

Recreating Big Boy’s Iconic Fresh Strawberry Pie: A Taste of American Diner Nostalgia

If you’ve ever dined at Big Boy and savored their famous Fresh Strawberry Pie, you know just how delightful it is. Now, you can bring that same joy into your own kitchen with this easy-to-follow recipe. Let’s dive into how you can recreate this iconic dessert at home, no matter the season.


For the Pie Crust:

Ingredients Quantity
All-purpose flour 1 cup
Butter 4 ounces, room temperature
Powdered sugar 3 tablespoons
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon

For the Strawberry Pie Filling:

Ingredients Quantity
Water 1 cup
Granulated sugar 3/4 cup
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Cornstarch 2 tablespoons
Red food coloring 1/4 teaspoon
Strawberries 1 quart
Whipped cream 1 pint, for garnish


Preparing the Pie Crust:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, room temperature butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until the dough comes together.
  3. Press into Pan: Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Use a fork to prick the dough all over.
  4. Bake: Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

Making the Strawberry Pie Filling:

  1. Prepare Glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, granulated sugar, salt, cornstarch, and red food coloring. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cool Glaze: Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the glaze cool.
  3. Arrange Strawberries: Once the pie crust has cooled, arrange the strawberries in the crust. Pour the cooled glaze over the strawberries, ensuring they are fully coated.
  4. Refrigerate: Refrigerate the pie until the glaze is set, at least a few hours.


  1. Garnish: Garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped cream right before serving.


Indulge in the vibrant flavors of this Fresh Strawberry Pie, a perfect homage to the timeless Big Boy dessert. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a casual summer gathering, this pie is sure to impress, bringing a taste of nostalgia and the joy of homemade baking to your table.

Now, gather your ingredients and get ready to savor a slice of American diner nostalgia right in your own home! Let us know in the comments how your Fresh Strawberry Pie turned out and any memories it brought back. Happy baking

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