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Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie topped with fresh strawberry slices on a white Juliska serving plate

Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie

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This heavenly Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie is cool, sweet and irresistible. Perfect for all your summer entertaining and always a showstopper!

Chock full of luscious, ripe berries nestled within a velvety vanilla, cream cheese and whipped cream filling, this is one delicious, memorable dessert.

Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie topped with fresh strawberry slices on a white Juliska serving plate

Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie 

With Valentine’s Day approaching I’m testing out all sorts of marvelous sweets. I spied some spectacular, fragrant strawberries at the market and created this dreamy pie with a double dose of berries. We were going out to dinner with a group of friends, so I invited them back to our house for coffee and dessert.

We gathered in the kitchen and I sliced wedges for all. The plates were practically licked clean of this light and delectable strawberry cream cheese pie. If you have strawberry lovers in your family, this dessert will blow their minds. Wouldn’t it be the perfect holiday treat?

Overhead view of Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie topped with fresh strawberry slices

How to Make a Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

  • The base of this dessert was a classic graham cracker crust. I baked mine, but you could easily just pat the crumbs into the springform pan and chill.
  • Mashed strawberries were added to sweetened cream cheese, then whipped cream was folded in to lighten the mixture. Poured over the crust, the ungarnished pie went into the fridge.
  • PRO-Tip: Make sure to have your cream cheese at room temperature for easy mixing.
  • Before serving, I created a decorative pattern with sliced berries for a fancy schmancy presentation, but whole or halved berries would be just as lovely.
  • Look for red, unblemished strawberries. If the seeds look brown, they may not be as fresh as you’d like
  • I start by working from the outside in to make the pretty strawberry topper. Adding a whole berry to the center completes the flower-like appearance.
  • This wasn’t the easiest pie to slice, but it was certainly one of the tastiest! And the presentation will make jaws drop!! Win-win!!

Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie close view of half the pie on a serving dish

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Yield: 10 servings

Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie

Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie

This creamy vanilla pie is chock full of strawberry bits plus topped with a sunburst of strawberry slices

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese; at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups (plus more for topping) strawberries; sliced
  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ. Remove base from 9-inch springform pan and wrap with nonstick foil. Attach rim back onto base and set aside.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter till well combined. Pat onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes, then cool completely.
  3. Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon extract until well blended. Mash 2 cups strawberry slices, stir into cream cheese mixture. Whip cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Scrape onto cooled crust and smooth top with offset spatula. Chill several hours or overnight.
  4. Before serving, garnish with sliced strawberries as desired.
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46 comments on “Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie”

  1. Liz, this strawberry vanilla cream pie is to die for. I’m in love with the texture and how you dress your pie. So fancy looking!

  2. Your vanilla cream pie is a sweet dream of a dessert, Liz! Yes, it would make a lovely holiday dessert…But the luscious pie would be a wonderful way to celebrate Monday!

  3. Strawberry pie.. looks so tempting and beautiful!

  4. Spectacular presentation! Your pie is gorgeous Liz, I’m sure everyone was thrilled! Thanks for the amazing give-away too:@)

  5. Liz, such a stunning and beautiful strawberry vanilla cream pie!!! love love love all the fresh strawberries on top!! so beautiful! so happy to be doing Vanilla week with you this week! Bill is going to be one happy camper this week, huh?!

  6. Liz,
    Your pie looks spectacular, and I love vanilla and strawberries in any form. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Your cream pie looks amazing!! Not sure I entered for the contest properly but there sure are some great give-aways there! Thanks for this fabulous recipe – you always make everything look so beautiful and delicious.

  8. I love the design on top of your cake. You are so artistic, just like a bakery. Valentines Day will be much more special with this cake on my kitchen table.

  9. Yahoo…Vanilla Week!!! πŸ™‚ I never knew about Vanilla Week, always always here about chocolate everything, so really fun to hear about Vanilla Week. (Non-chocolate lover that I am and all.) Your dessert looks stunningly beautiful. Strawberries have to be one of my very favorites, and what else would one expect from the girl from Strawberry Point! πŸ™‚

  10. It’s so beautiful, is like heaven ! Your Valentine must be very happy πŸ˜‰

  11. Those strawberries! So gorgeous! I’ve never made a dessert like this, it looks so good!

  12. Who wouldn’t fall in love with this – to look at as well as the recipe, with such a short and welcome bake time! Winner. I just wish we could get a hold of such lovely looking tasty berries like you have here. Absolutely stunning! With such gloomy weather here in Paris, warming vanilla is just the ticket…

  13. Hi there, YG stopping by to tell you that this is a most beautiful dessert that would look spectacular on ANY table! Thank you for submitting!

  14. That seriously looks amazing! I had to come over and check it out when I saw it on Facebook! Your presentation is stunning!

  15. Exquisite pie for sure! You are an artist πŸ™‚

  16. Oh man, this pie looks amazing! I love vanilla, especially in ice cream and pudding. Even my favorite fragrances have vanilla as their base note.

  17. This is one gorgeous pie and that first pic? Those strawberries look like they are going to jump out of the screen!

  18. What an incredibly gorgeous pie, you have totally nailed that strawberry rose! I bet it tasted like strawberries too. We really need a dose of summer up here, we just got dumped with 20″ of snow. URGH!

  19. Stunning! Strawberries and vanilla together is such a delicious combo, and your pie looks creamy just the way I like it! Picking up berries at the produce stand soon!!

  20. It looks delicious, Liz, and my hubby would love it for Valentine’s Day, for sure. It’s pretty too!

  21. Lizzy this look beautiful!!! and I love vanilla :))

  22. Hi Liz!
    This may be our Valentine’s Day dessert!
    One request: could you put the chill time in your Total Time? Maybe instead of “38 mins”, put “38 mins + Chilling time of 8+ hours”.

    I tend to look at Total Time when making a recipe to see if it’s do-able for the same day. Knowing the time required at a glance is so helpful!

  23. Such a beautiful pie, wouldn’t this be perfect on any Valentines table or anytime of the year. It looks so fresh and lovely. Love the vanilla week.

  24. So beautiful with those spectacular strawberries on top! πŸ™‚

  25. I love vanilla in just about all my desserts and I never measure-I just pour, pour, pour. πŸ™‚

  26. Lizzy,
    You make such beautiful and elegant desserts, This is way better than red velvet anything.
    Annamaria

  27. Liz, this pie is gorgeous – an edible work of art. I love the strawberry topping, it is absolutely perfect for the pie. Thanks for participating and can’t wait to see your other recipe!

  28. This strawberry cream pie is stunning, Liz! I love how elegant you arranged the strawberries, they look so pretty and festive!

  29. What a pretty pie, just perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  30. Strawberries and vanilla are an amazing combo, and your cake is beyond gorgeous, Lizzy!

  31. I have a similar dessert…only thing is mine was not anywhere near as pretty. You are SO wonderfully artistic and make your desserts look so stunning. I should learn from you! πŸ˜‰ Good job!!

  32. I’m all over anything with a graham cracker crust, especially when it has a filling as delicious and beautiful as this one! Yum!

  33. This is absolutely gorgeous! πŸ™‚ I can’t believe that it is no-bake!

  34. French Vanilla Cake is my absolute favorite! Thanks for the chance.

  35. I love all things vanilla! Vanilla bean ice cream being high in the ranks!!!

  36. Stunningly beautiful!! I’m usually an all out chocolate girl but I would not pass up this gorgeous pie πŸ™‚

  37. Strawberries are the best ingredient, this cream pie looks delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  38. you really have the most gorgeous presentations!

  39. This pie is delicious! I love the presentation of it, and it always pops on a dessert table.

  40. Oh I am drooling! Sounds so delicious!

  41. This pie tasted so fresh and creamy, we devoured it!

  42. This is definitely a showstopping dessert that everyone loved! So pretty and perfect for any occasion!

  43. Loved the graham cracker crust! This turned out so beautifully!

  44. So easy to make and SO delicious, especially for this time of the year when strawberries are in their best.

  45. This was a huge hit when I made it the other day! Not any leftover.

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