Best Strawberry Pie


  • 1 pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1 pkg. unsweetened strawberry drink mix (Kool-Aid)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch


Slice strawberries and place in the pie crust. Cook remaining ingredients in saucepan until clear. Or you can cook in microwave but stir often). Cool slightly. Add a little red food coloring if desired and 3 tablespoons sugar after cooking. Pour over strawberries in pie crust. Refrigerate to set up.

Do any of you remember what Walgreen's strawberry pie tasted like? This is as close to it as I have ever eaten, enjoy!

Source: Jim Lloyd cookbook from radio station WMT around 1960.

By Elaine from Iowa

Anonymous Flag
May 13, 20090 found this helpful

I would never have thought of putting Kool-Aid in a pie, but this sounds awesome. Thanks so much for the recipe. :-)

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May 14, 20090 found this helpful

This may sound odd but I have to know. Can you use the clear strawberry kool aid. My one daughter is allergic to red dye, but loves strawberries. Thanks

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Anonymous Flag
November 19, 20150 found this helpful

It was red when I was growing up. Since she is allergic I would think she could use the plain gelatin. Try mixing in some kind of red juice.

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Anonymous Flag
May 11, 20160 found this helpful

I miss the food counter at Walgreens

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Anonymous Flag
May 11, 20160 found this helpful

I miss the waitresses

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