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Woolworths Strawberry Banana Pie

Subject: Woolworths strawberry banana pie
From: Jodi
Date: 9/18/2020, 2:04 PM

On 9/18/2020 11:11 AM, Jodi wrote:

Hello, I recently was talking to mother in law who was talking about as a kid going 
to Bismarck ND (they lived in New Leibzig) Woolworths in the early to mid 1950s. Her 
favorite thing to get was the strawberry banana pie. She said it was a gelled not a 
cream pie. I have searched the Internet and Pinterest and not found anything. Her 85th 
birthday Is in October and I was hoping to surprise her with this special treat:) 
thank you, Jodi

Hi Jodi,

I have several recipes from Woolworth's, but not this one. I searched for this in 2011 with no success. See: 02-04-2011

I did a fresh search today, likewise with no success.

I'll post this for reader input, but since there has been no response to my 2011 request, I am doubtful of a positive response.


Subject: Woolworth's Strawberry Banana Pie
From: Sandy
Date: 10/16/2020, 10:29 PM

Hi Phaed,

I was browsing through some of my old notebooks of recipe clippings from 
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH and came across this recipe. It seems 
to be a recipe made from this lady's memory after eating it. I hope it will 
help the lady that's looking for it.
I think the second version might just be the one.
I hope you can see the recipe ok...I'm not very good at taking pictures, 
but wanted to send the original copy.
It enlarged on my phone so I hope it will for you.


I have transcribed the recipes from the clipping below.

Strawberry-Banana Pie

Pie No. 1

1 pkg. (3 ounces) 	strawberry gelatin
1 1/3 cups	  	boiling water
2 1/2 cups		fresh strawberries
2 cups			sliced bananas
1 baked 		pie shell (9-inch)
			whipped topping

   Mix gelatin in boiling water, stirring until 
dissolved. Put in refrigerator to chill until it 
begins to set (a little more than syrupy). Cut 
large strawberries in quarters, smaller ones in 
half. Mix fruit into gelatin and pour mixture 
into crust. Refrigerate until set. Top with 
whipped topping.
Pie No. 2

1 cup			hot water
1 cup			cold water
3 tablespoons		cornstarch
1 pkg. (3 ounces) 	strawberry gelatin 
3/4 cup			sugar
2 1/2 cups		fresh strawberries
2 cups			sliced bananas
1 baked 		pie shell (9-inch)
			whipped topping

   Pour hot water into a 1-quart saucepan. Mix 
cornstarch with cold water and add to hot water. 
Stir in sugar and let come to a boil, stirring 
constantly to keep it smooth. Simmer about 10 
minutes. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.

   Cut large berries in half, keeping small berries 
whole. Mix strawberries and bananas. Add to cooled 
glaze and pour into pie shell. Refrigerate until 
well-set, about 2 hours. Top with whipped topping.

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