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Char House Strawberry Pie

Subject: Char House Strawberry Pie
From: Susan
Date: 2/29/2020, 4:26 PM

On 2/29/2020 2:46 PM, Susan wrote:

Thanks for doing this!!!  I love that I have recipe for Rio Vista salad dressing.  
Now I'd love to have the Char House Strawberry Pie recipe.  It was a little lunch 
counter in Sandy Springs, GA which closed in the early 70's.  

And one more that may be impossible.... Howard Johnson's used to  make "freezer 
section foods", chicken croquettes with gravy in particular. 

Again this is so cool and many thanks!!!


Hello Susan,

I found a recipe for Char House Strawberry Pie on this site that has a photo of a printed recipe:  Char House Strawberry Pie

The fact that the recipe does not say it is from "The Char House" and the wording of the recipe make me think that it may be a copycat rather than an actual recipe from the restaurant. The recipe is below.

I found another copycat recipe for the pie here:  Strawberry Cream Pie

As for the Howard Johnson's chicken croquettes, the recipe is already on my site here: 6-02-2008


The Char House Strawberry Pie

Cook the pie shell as directed. I like to use the Pillsbury pie crust that you roll out onto a pie dish 
and bake. Cool.

Mix all together:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon flour   
2 Tablespoon cornstarch

Mix together:
3 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups milk

Mix egg mixture and add to dry ingredients. Cook over double boiler until thick. Put sliced strawberries
on bottom of baked pie shell and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Then add custard filling over fruit. Top
with sweetened whipping cream and refrigerate. It needs to be refrigerated several hours or overnight to
be sure it will set.

To Make Whipping Cream

Use 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream, sweeten with sugar to your taste and beat until it is stiff.

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