The closest thing we have to a family recipe is my grandma's strawberry pie. I've never seen the recipe anywhere and still didn't find it in my vintage Eagle Brand recipe booklet.
When I was first dating my husband, I made him this pie. I wish I could tell you that my sweet personality won him over...but that just isn't true (I'm a bit more "smart ass" than "sweet")...I'm pretty sure it was the pie.
My Grandma's Strawberry Pie
Prepare your favorite pie crust (pastry or graham cracker are good choices) and let it cool.
Combine one can of sweetened condensed milk with 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice...stir until thickened.
Fold about 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries (rinsed but well drained...you don't want the custard to be watered down by the strawberries) into the custard. Turn the custard mixture into the prepared pie shell and chill.
Just before serving, top the pie with sweetened whipped cream. I like to use 1 cup heavy cream + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.
That's it...it's that simple...but plate-licking good. If you try this recipe, let me know!