Strawberry Pie Dessert

First served this Strawberry Pie Dessert decades ago, I’ve been making it ever since my first taste! Glazed strawberries and cream top a buttery shortbread crust for an unforgettable dessert.

Strawberry Pie Dessert | An amazing layered dessert with a shortbread crust, light creamy filling topped with glazed strawberries

Strawberry Pie Dessert

All the gorgeous, ripe strawberries in the markets make me yearn for a bite of this dessert. First served at my bridal shower a zillion years ago, this Strawberry Pie Dessert is now a family favorite. I’ve decorated the top with blueberries and strawberries for the Fourth of July, and I bet it would be just as good topped with other fruits. You can easily cut this recipe in half if you don’t want all that creamy temptation in your refrigerator. Just make in an 8 x 8  or 9 x 9-inch pan instead of a 9 x 13.

Strawberry Pie Dessert ingredients

Image circa 2010

Strawberry Pie Dessert

Serves 24 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins

A delectable berries and cream dessert recipe from my mom's dear friend, Dee, circa 1986


    For crust

    • 2 c flour
    • 1/3 c sugar
    • 2 sticks cold butter

    For filling

    • 6 oz cream cheese
    • 1 c sugar
    • 2-3 T fresh lemon juice (juice of one lemon)
    • 1 pint (two cups) whipping cream
    • Strawberries
    • Small jar of red currant jelly, 10 oz


    1. To make the crust, mix the first three ingredients until crumbly like pie crust. Pat into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes until light brown.
    2. To make the filling, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice. Fold in well-whipped cream. Spread evenly on cooled crust. Top with whole or sliced strawberries. Melt jelly and pour or spoon over strawberries (allow the jelly to cool slightly after melting). Chill at least 2 hours before serving.
    3. To make half this recipe, just eyeball the sugar amount for the crust in a ⅓ cup measuring cup and make in a 9 x 9 pan.


    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 264kcal Calories from fat 147
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 16g25%
    Saturated Fat 10g50%
    Transfat 0g
    Cholesterol 50mg17%
    Sodium 38mg2%
    Carbohydrate 28g9%
    Dietary Fiber 0g0%
    Sugars 18g
    Protein 2g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g
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    1. Liz…….I love this dessert it looks so amazing. I make one something similar but will try this one. Thanks for sharing your recipe…..;_)

    2. Patticake says:

      Yummy! My collection of “to make” is getting higher and higher! Thanks liz!

    3. Looks wonderful. Is any recipe with cream cheese as an ingredient ever bad?? How nice that you have fond memories of this recipe as well. Makes it even more special.

    4. Another great dessert Liz~! And the strawberries are so good here. Thanks for the inspiration~!

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