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Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

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

A Strawberry Pie Recipe is the perfect way to treat your family! Making this dessert is super easy if you use a premade crust. The rave reviews will come within seconds of the first bites.


Strawberry Cream Pie in a green pie plate

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.

Overhead view of a Strawberry Cream Pie topped with berries

 

Tips for Making This Easy Strawberry Dessert

  • The hubby prefers a pastry crust, so I know when he gives rave reviews to a pie in a graham cracker crust it’s something pretty special. Even phenomenal!
  • Plus if you use a store-bought pie shell, this strawberry cream pie 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??!!
  • Have your cream cheese at room temperature for easy blending. I like to set a package on the counter for an hour or two before I plan to mix up the filling.
  • The pie will firm up in the refrigerator, so plan on making it at least 4 hours before eating, but longer is even better.
  • Pick out the reddest, most fragrant, unmarred berries you can find. I will purchase more than the amount stated in the recipe, so I can pick and choose the best looking strawberries.
  • You can easily top this easy strawberry pie recipe with other fruit or even a beautiful array with a rainbow of colors. I like glazing these vibrant red berries with currant jelly, but feel free to swap that out with another jelly, especially if you use another fruit. I’m thinking raspberries!
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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Select the Best Strawberries?

When you’re at the market, you should be able to smell the sweet strawberry aroma when approaching the display. Besides the scent, perfectly ripe berries should be red to the stem with a glossy sheen. Strawberry seeds should not look brown and dehydrated. It’s imperative your berries are tasty as they are the star of this strawberry pie!

Why Bring Cream Cheese to Room Temperature Before Mixing?

Set your cream cheese out on the counter about 2 hours before using it. Cold cream cheese does not blend smoothly, but instead leaves small clumps of cream cheese despite how much you blend it! Thus, for the smoothest, silkiest filling, let the cream cheese warm up before using.

What Kind of Crust Should You Use?

My husband prefers a homemade pastry crust, but I am a huge fan of graham cracker crusts. Of course, a homemade or store-bought pastry crust or even a cookie crust with vanilla wafer crumbs would be delicious, too. All options should be baked and cooled before filling.

Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

A scrumptious creamy pie topped with beautiful ripe strawberries for one impressive dessert!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 8

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 8-ounce boxes) of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2/3 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

I used red currant jam to glaze the strawberries.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 8g
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