These strawberry desserts are bursting with sweetness!


June marks the start of strawberry season. Enjoy these recipes courtesy of Govin’s Farm, owned by John and Julie Govin, located east of Menomonie. For more information visit

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie 


Mix and pat in 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Double crust ingredients if using a 9x13 pan. 


1 c. strawberries 

⅔ cup water 

Simmer about 3 minutes 

1 c. sugar 

3 Tbsp. cornstarch 

⅓ c. water 

Blend together and add to simmered berries. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute then cool to lukewarm. 


Mix and spread onto bottom of cooled crust. Arrange 4 c. or more whole, hulled strawberries (cut if they are too big) on cream cheese then pour cooled glaze mixture over. Chill at least 2 hours. 

Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza 


2 c. flour 

1 c. butter or margarine 

4 Tbsp. powdered sugar 


2 pkg. (3 oz. each) cream cheese, softened 

8 oz. whipped topping 

1 c. powdered sugar 

4 c. .fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and halved 

1 pkg. strawberry glaze, divided 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 13x9x2 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. 

In a medium bowl, use a fork or pastry blender to cut flour, butter and powdered sugar into coarse crumbs. Place in a prepared dish. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool. 

In large bowl, mix together cream cheese, whipped topping and powdered sugar. Spread over prepared crust and refrigerate until ready to use. 

Just before serving, spread one half of the strawberry glaze over cream cheese layer. Arrange halved strawberries decoratively on top. Cover berries with remaining glaze. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crunch 


1 c. flour 

 ¾ c. oatmeal 

1 c. brown sugar 

 ½ c. butter, melted 

1 tsp. cinnamon 

2½ c. fresh or frozen rhubarb, diced 

1½ c. fresh or frozen strawberries 


1 c. sugar 

1 c. water 

2 Tbsp. cornstarch 

1 tsp. vanilla extract 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. 

Crust: In large bowl, add flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Using a fork or pastry blender mix until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into a prepared pan. Layer rhubarb and strawberries over crust; set aside. 

Filling: in a saucepan combine sugar, water and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and clear. Add vanilla; stir until well blended. Pour over fruit mixture. Top with remaining crumbs. Bake 50-60 minutes. Cut into squares when cool, adding a scoop of ice cream. 

This article appears in WFBF's June/July Rural Route publication