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When strawberry season hits, it’s time to whip up a magnificent berry treat. This Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert starts with a graham cracker crust, followed by a sweet, creamy filling and finally crowned with fresh, juicy strawberries!

This Fresh Strawberry Pie is a cross between cheesecake and pie! It’s the perfect way to usher in strawberry season.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert in a ceramic pie plate

Why You Should Make This Strawberry Pie Recipe

  • A pie is a perfect way to celebrate strawberry season!
  • It’s a super easy pie recipe without a pastry crust
  • Making a simple arrangement of berries on top and glazing them with jelly easily makes this easy dessert a showstopper. It’s definitely worthy of serving to company!

When Is Strawberry Season?

I have been counting the days till local strawberries appear at the fruit stand down the road in early June, when Indiana strawberries start to ripen. Tiny and flavorful, my kids also anxiously await those succulent berries that are available just one or two weeks a year.

Hoping they will be ripe at the end of May, we are usually disappointed when we have to wait until June to enjoy the best strawberry shortcakes of the year…when these local berries are picked at the peak of their sweetness.

But thankfully, the California berries at the market were red and fragrant…and perfect to top this Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert.  And look for Florida strawberries from December to March. Make sure to check out all the magnificent berry recipes at the end of this post.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert with a bowl and brush with glaze topping

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

A graham cracker crust was paired with a creamy cheesecake-like filling, then finished off with a sunburst of berries. Melted currant jelly is the perfect glaze for strawberries…it helps magnify their scarlet hue, providing an enticing gloss and subtle flavor. The guys skipped dessert when dining out last night…after asking if there were two slices of strawberry pie left at home. I’d say that’s a positive endorsement.

  • First, make, bake and cool a simple graham cracker crust. Of course, you can always buy a ready-made crust, but I like my pies in pretty pie plates instead of foil tins from the grocery store.
  • Use softened cream cheese and mix up the sweet, creamy filling.
  • Add the filling to the cooled pie shell and smooth the top.
  • Arrange whole strawberries or berry slices on the surface of the pie.
  • Glaze the pie with melted jelly.
  • Chill and serve!

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The Recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert

A lovely, dreamy, cream filled pie topped with the season's best ripe strawberries

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 8 servings



  • 8 graham crackers, processed into crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Sliced strawberries (I used most of a 16-ounce package)
  • A few raspberries and blackberries to garnish, optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons red currant jelly, melted, whisked till smooth, and cooled slightly


  1. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Mix in melted butter. Press into 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. When the crust is cool, whip together cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice. Set aside. In another bowl, whip cream to soft peaks. Combine the whipped cream with the cream cheese mixture. Fill pie crust and chill for at least an hour.
  5. Slice berries, reserving outer slices for another use. Arrange as desired over the top of the filling. Add other berries to center, if desired. Brush with melted currant jelly.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g


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66 comments on “Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert”

  1. Mmm I could probably eat this entire dessert! Cheesecake like with strawberries is my favorite.

  2. Beautiful! Looking at this make me want to buy some strawberries.

  3. I bow to the greatness of your ability to slice, arrange, and decorate your fruit desserts. So beautiful Liz!

  4. Lizzy,
    Your Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie is pure perfection, as always. As an uber strawberry lover, I have to make this one. I have a new pie plate, so I’ll be trying this gorgeous dessert soon.

  5. I’d skip restaurant dessert if I knew your strawberry marvel was at home, too.

    Note to self: Next time, I decorate with strawberries, bring up Liz’s picture of perfection and try to replicate =)

  6. I love this theme. Yes, I too am impatient waiting for the local berries to come. Strawberries are so fast. Good thing I can enjoy the blueberries a bit longer. Lovely dessert as always.

  7. I could hear the ooohs and aaaahs all the way down here in Philly! This is such a pretty dessert, I’ll bet everyone loved it:@)

  8. Liz, there is that beuatiful looking pie that we saw on your facebook page the other day – it looks fabulous and I love the ingredients, graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling and fresh seasonal strawberries – I bought a bautiful pie dish the other day for “strawberry pie”, I will make this pie for sure and try to make it look as close to your original as possible, I will be hit – I wiill let you know (with pictures) how it turns out!
    Thanks for such a lovely recipe!

  9. Always so well done, Liz. A beautiful dessert – I could do with a slice of this right now actually 😉

  10. This is such a gorgeous tart. Perfect for this strawberry season and I can’t wait to make it for my kids. They love strawberries.

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