Luby's Cafeteria Copycat Recipe
Makes 2 Pies
4 cups water
3 cups granulated sugar
1 (3-oz.) package strawberry gelatin
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
2 tablespoons red food coloring
4 pints strawberries
2 (9-inch) baked pie crusts
sweetened whipped cream
For glaze, in medium saucepan, combine 3 cups of the water, sugar, and gelatin. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. In small bowl, gradually mix remaining 1 cup water into cornstarch until smooth. Add to saucepan, whisking constantly with a wire whisk. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until mixture is thick and fairly clear. Stir in food color. Remove from heat and let stand at room temperature cool. Do not refrigerate.
For pies, spread 1/4 cup glaze onto bottom of each pie shell. In large bowl, combine strawberries and 2 cups of the glaze. Mix gently to coat evenly. Spoon half the mixture into each pie shell, arranging berries attractively. Spoon half the remaining glaze of each pie, smoothing and sealing glaze to edge of crust with spoon. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Top with whipped cream.
Luby’s, Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise and provides food service management through its Luby’s Culinary Services division. The company-operated restaurants include 95 Luby’s cafeterias, 65 Fuddruckers restaurants, 18 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill. Its 95 Luby’s cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 65 company-operated locations and 114 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. Luby’s Culinary Services provides food service management to 22 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.