Strawberry Cream Pie

(Originally posted in July 2009.) This recipe comes from Jason’s mom, Rachel. It’s Jason’s favorite pie, and we even served it at the rehearsal dinner for our wedding. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh* strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 8-0unce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 1 premade chocolate crumb or graham cracker pie crust (extra large)

Directions

  1. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over strawberries and let set 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator to create juice.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, vanilla, and 1/4 cup sugar. Beat until well blended.
  3. Add strawberries, and continue beating until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Fold in Cool Whip.
  5. Pour into prepared pie crust, and refrigerate 2 hours to set before serving.

* You can also use 1 10-ounce package of frozen strawberries (sweetened); don’t add the first 1/2 cup sugar, but reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid to add with the strawberries.

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2 Responses

  1. Mmm. This sounds delicious, Renae! Next time you make some, let your neighbor know, will ya? : )

  2. I just made almost this same pie, but I added lemon zest and lemon juice. It was sublime. I’d definitely recommend adding it.

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