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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 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 dessert with other fruit. 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. 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.

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Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

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

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Pie
  • Method: Mixing, No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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

  • Trans Fat: 0
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37 comments on “Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe”

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

  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. 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. 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.

  24. I have an obsession by berrys as well! Love strawberrys and your pie is so nice!

  25. First of all, this looks GORGEOUS! Awesome work (as always) Liz!:) We have a small question, and being an expert on dessert you might perhaps encountered it before: since sour cream isn’t sold in Greece, have you ever tried adding Greek yogurt in such recipe before? Does that sound like something that could work?
    Thank you for another fantastic recipe dear!
    xoxoxo

  26. what a beautiful spring pie for Easter I just love how fresh this looks hope your kitchen is done for the Holiday Liz!

  27. Simple, classic, with a bit of a twist – and who wouldn’t want this gorgeous pie in their collection! Bookmarking now for some upcoming Spring events!!

  28. So beautiful and elegant, not to mention DELICIOUS! THank you for sharing this recipe!

  29. This is absolutely the best way to use summer strawberries!

  30. Hello, about how long did this pie take to set in the fridge? Tomorrow is National Strawberry Cream Pie Day Lol and my daughter wants to make this recipe with me and her friends. Please let me know. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! 

  31. Adding this to my Easter dessert menu!

  32. I love the ease of this recipe especially how pretty it is to serve for any Spring and Summer meal!

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