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Mrs. Holverson’s Fresh Strawberry Pie


Twenty years ago, when I was a teenager, Mrs. Holverson served this pie at a pool party birthday celebration for her daughter, Amy. I loved the pie, so I asked how she made it. She gave me enough directions to know how to make it; I wrote it down in a little cookbook, and I pulled it out when I had a lot of strawberries yesterday. This pie still is amazing!
One more funny thing about that pool party: Mrs. Holverson let all of us girls know that if we wanted to pick strawberries, we could. So for the second half of the party, instead of playing in the pool, I picked a whole flat of strawberries, and then made pie when I got home!

The Recipe:

1 baked 9″ pie shell
4 cups strawberries, sliced
1 cup crushed strawberries
2/3 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 Tblsp. cornstarch
1 Tblsp. lemon juice

Place the crushed strawberries, water, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a medium pan over medium heat. Stir while you bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, it will get thicker, and stir and cook until the cornstarch makes the mixture clear.
Remove from heat and cool.

Mix in the sliced strawberries, and put the mixture in the pie shell.

It is ready to serve, or it can be chilled for up to a day before serving.

It is wonderful alone, or it can be served with whipped cream.

Makes 6 large pieces.


Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

11 thoughts on “Mrs. Holverson’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

  1. Oooh..Looks lovely and yummy..


  2. I loved pool parties as a kid! They were rare but so special when I got invited to one! And this strawberry pie recipe and photo look amazing…Your memories of Mrs. Holverson and the pool and the picking berries took me back to my childhood too!
    This recipe looks yummy and easy ! I made actually strawberry cheesecake muffins this weekend but they ended up soggier than I hoped…I could’ve made this! Will remember for next time!
    Thanks and hope all is well with you!


  3. What a great memory, the pie sounds that much yummier with your story behind it!


  4. WOW! YUM and then some. I wish I could reach through the screen and have some. Looks delicious.

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