Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

I have a little obsession with berries found some fresh strawberries that were sweet, ripe and juicy. This dreamy Strawberry Cream Pie was the perfect way to showcase these luscious berries.
Strawberry Cream Pie | A dreamy, luscious cream pie topped with ripe berries

Strawberry Cream Pie

I spotted a recipe for Strawberry Cream Pie on What’s Cooking Italian Style Cuisine, the blog of my friend, Claudia. Her recipe called for Cool Whip, which unfortunately gives me a headache. So with a few tweaks, adding some extra cream cheese, sugar, and whipped cream, I had this luscious berry topped dessert just in time for Valentine’s Day.Strawberry Cream Pie | A dreamy, luscious cream pie topped with ripe berries


A New Family Favorite!

The hubby loves a pastry crust, so I know when he gives rave reviews to a pie in a graham cracker crust that it’s something pretty special. Even phenomenal! Plus if you use a store-bought pie shell, this dessert can be whipped up in no time! If you go that route, you may have enough filling to make TWO pies! Or mound the filling up high. I rarely use a premade crust, but I’m thinking they can be pretty shallow, right? Who wouldn’t be thrilled with a spare??!!Strawberry Cream Pie | A dreamy, luscious cream pie topped with ripe berries

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Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe
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A scrumptious creamy pie topped with beautiful ripe strawberries for one impressive dessert!
Recipe type: Dessert, Pie
Serves: 8 servings
  • 12 ounces (1½ 8-ounce boxes) of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 pastry shell, baked or graham cracker shell
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries sliced lengthwise
  • Strawberry jam or currant jelly, warmed slightly
  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar together. Stir in the vanilla, sour cream. Whip the cream and fold into cream cheese mixture.
  2. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Decorate with strawberries and brush with warm jam.


  1. Liz, this is so fresh, perfect for spring.

  2. I think I have the same obsesion Lizzy ! I love berries all the year !!
    this look amazing and delicious !!
    Happy Easter dear Lizzy !

  3. Perfect for Easter! Very pretty too:@)

  4. Those strawberries are gorgeous. How’d you get that pink border? Is that part of your pie pan?

  5. Definitely a great pie to celebrate SPRING!

  6. Oh that looks and sounds amazing! I can not wait for the fresh strawberries to come into season. We have strawberry fields in our neighbourhood and I always look forward to these beauties. A pie with strawberries and cream – what could be any better!?

  7. Oh I love that this sounds more like a cheese pie and will be my new favorite!

  8. It looks delicious! My mom made strawberry everything, every chance and I never did like them. But everyone in my family does and I make strawberry desserts for them, they would love love this, Thanks for the recipe, Liz!

  9. Yup, it’s strawberry season! We’re loving them, and eating them in as many dishes as we can. This is a natural — such a nice looking dessert. I’ll never say no to pie! Thanks so much.

  10. This is such a stunning pie! I prefer a graham cracker crust to a pastry crust so LOVING this 🙂

  11. This recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Should that be a teaspoon?
    Otherwise, sounds like a winner recipe!

  12. Another recipe I’ve never even thought about trying out for myself. The only pie I’ve ever made was pumpkin pie. It was delicious but maybe its time to get out of my pie comfort zone and create something lighter like this strawberry cream pie. This recipe screams spring. Whip Cream gives you a headache? I’m sorry to hear that but I like the idea of adding a sweet whipped cream cheese instead.

  13. Beautiful Liz! And I love how you adapted the recipe. This would be so wonderful with local strawberries – which are already out for us this year!

  14. diana reed says:

    Yikes Liz , that looks amazing~!! I just printed your recipe. Thanks again~!

  15. What a beautiful tart! Pretty as a picture and I bet it tastes fantastic.

  16. This is one gorgeous pie Liz! Hope you and your family have a wonderful, blessed Easter. Keep the strawberry recipes coming – I never get tired of them!

  17. This pie sounds dreamy Liz, I wish I had a slice right now.

  18. Lovely cake! I really love strawberries as simple berries, so and pies and cakes with berries . I’ll try this recipe, it looks delicious!

  19. Oh your strawberries do look wonderful. We don’t get such beautiful strawberries here. I miss that. Liz, I’m bookmarking this pie. It’s lovely! 🙂

  20. I saw that it was graham crackers in the crust and the love factor went to 9. I LOVE pie and how easy is a graham cracker crust! Wins the day.

  21. This is the perfect pie for sweet spring strawberries – what a beauty!

  22. I’m looking forward to plump sweet strawberries landing in my grocery store and I have several graham cracker shells just waiting to make this.

  23. Tonette Joyce says:

    Good for you! No Cool Whip! That stuff should not be eaten at all, let alone be considered an ingredient in a recipe.
    Great job.


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